PLF’s 2017 Annual Meeting was held in Salt Lake City, Utah between September 12-15, 2017.
The theme of the meeting was “Urban Interface with Public Lands.” The meeting included a field trip conducted by the Bureau of Land Management’s Utah West Desert District Office and Salt Lake Field Office, and a general session with seven speakers. In addition, PLF held its traditional banquet dinner and awards ceremony. The Board of Directors also conducted its business meeting during the week.
Images from the general meeting appear below.
Click here to view the field trip images. Participants Front Row (L to R): Jean Fend, Kate Gille, Maggie Wyatt, Kaitlyn Williams. Second Row (L to R): Bob Conquergood, Beau McClure, Mackenzie Case, Wayne Winterton, Smokey O’Connor, Jane O’Connor, Bill LeBarron, Jeff Holdren, Mike Ferguson. Third Row (L to R): Chris Gardner, Tom Allen, Elaine Zielinski, Arlene Mari, Timothy O’Brien, Dick Manus, Sylvia Gerber Bruce, Jo Berreth, Sharon Wilson, Ray Brady, Shailaja Brady, Deanna LeBarron, George Lea, Van Manning, Dean Bibles, Tom Adams. Back Row (L to R): Bill Lamb, Dayne Barron, Janice Kwiatkowski, John Kwiatkowski, Dave Mari, Geoff Middaugh, Debbie Middaugh, Phyllis O’Brien, John Fend, Hank Noldan, Rosemary Thomas, Bob Moore, Ed Roberson, Don Simpson, Jesse Juen, George Stone. PLF Board of Directors
Front row: Bill Lamb, George Lea, Rosie Thomas, Beau McClure, Tim O’Brien.
Second row: Maggie Wyatt, Elaine Zielinski, Glen Collins, Tom Allen, Mike Ferguson.
Back row: George Stone, Bill LeBarron, Dave Mari, Van Manning, Sharon Wilson, Geoff Middaugh, Don Simpson, John Kwiatkowski, John Fend, Jesse Juen.
PLF President Jesse Juen kicks off the meeting Acting BLM Director Mike Nedd gave an overview of BLM activities and priorities BLM Utah State Director Ed Roberson provided an overview of BLM in Utah and an introduction to Urban Interface and Public Lands Mayor Sheldon Wimmer of Alpine City, Utah and a former employee of both BLM and the U.S. Forest Service gave his insights on urban interface issues
Tom Adams, Director of the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation within the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, discussed the impacts of increase recreation activities on public lands
Banquet, Raffle and Silent Auction Bill Lamb introduces our Remembering BLM speaker Dean Bibles Dean Bibles reminisces over parts of his BLM career PLF President Jesse Juen (l) presents a Lifetime Service Award to Ray Brady (r) PLF President Jesse Juen (l) presents a Lifetime Service Award to Jeff Holdren (r) PLF Secretary Geoff Middaugh (l) is recognized by PLF President Jesse Juen as the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Awardee