Public Lands Foundation

PLF held its 2016 annual meeting in Las Cruces, NM during September. Images from the meeting are below. Photos are by Wayne Winterton.

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Public Lands Foundation
Group Photo
Ramada Motel & Conference Center
Las Cruces, New Mexico
September 15, 2016

Front Row (L to R): Dixie Bibles, Carol Carlson, Stu Carlson, Hank Noldan, Jo Berreth, Ed Shepard, Maggie Wyatt, Sylvia Bruce, Phyllis O’Brien.

Row 2, (L to R): Bonnie Jones (partially hidden), Marlyn Jones, Dean Bibles, Glen Collins, John Kwiatkowski, Ken Miller, Gregg Simmons, James Caswell, Bonnie Manning (partially hidden), Van Manning, Timothy O’Brien, George Lea, Greg Foster, Andrea Foster, Janice Kwiatkowski (partially hidden).

Back Row (L to R): Wayne Winterton, Beau McClure, Eric Janes, Dave Mari, Rosemary Thomas, Mike Ferguson, Curt Jones, George Stone, Jesse Juen, Jake Palma.

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PLF President Ed Shepard calls the meeting to order
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Aden Saidlicz, BLM NM State Office Associate State Director
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Anita Bilbao, BLM Director’s Office Chief of Staff
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Cyndi Tuell, Attorney and Southwest Conservation Advocate
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PLF Vice-President Jesse Juen
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Jim Caswell, President, National Association of Forest Service Retirees and past BLM Director
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Deanna Archuleta, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science
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Carrie Hamblen, CEO and President, Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce
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John Cornell, State Representative for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
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Debbie Hughes, Executive Director, NM Association of Conservation Districts
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Jake Palma, PLF Board of Directors Representative for the Student Congress
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PLF Vice President for Operations, Beau McClure helps Jennifer Montoya, BLM Las Cruces District Office and discussion facilitator
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Rosemary Thomas of the PLF Board of Directors shares some stories
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PLF President Ed Shepard opens the awards ceremonies
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Henri Bisson (r), past PLF President, is presented a Lifetime Service Award by PLF President Ed Shepard (l). PLF Vice President for Operations, Beau McClure in the background.
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Mike Pool (c) receives PLF’s Lifetime Service Award from PLF President Ed Shepard (l) and Beau McClure, Vice President for Operations (r).
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PLF President Ed Shepard (l) receives a Special Recognition Award for his service as PLF President. Beau McClure (r), Vice President of Operations presents the award.