Advisory groups

MAISRC receives guidance from two groups:

The Center Advisory Board, which is made up of representatives from key governmental and nongovernmental organizations and provides strategic insight and guidance for MAISRC initiatives; and

The MAISRC Technical Committee, which is made up of scientists from academic and governmental agencies that advises MAISRC on scientific and technical activities, including MAISRC’s species and research needs prioritization.

Advisory Board Members
John Anfinson, National Park Service Mississippi National River and Recreational Area (retired)
John Barten, Three Rivers Park District (retired)
Brian Buhr, UMN College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
Craig Dawson, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (retired)
John Downing, Minnesota Sea Grant
Rob Blair, UMN Dept of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
Jeff Lovgren, Vermilion Lake Association
Steve McComas, Blue Water Science
Jess Richards, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Dave Rush, Douglas County
John Schneider, MN Bass Federation/Metro State
Patrick Selter, PLM Lake and Land Management Corp
Chris Tiedeman, Weber Johnson Public Affairs
Tom Watson, Whitefish Area Property Owners Association
Kelsey Taylor, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Technical Committee Members
Justin Townsend, Ramsey County
Dan Cibulka, Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District
Donn Branstrator, MAISRC
Gary Montz, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Amy Kinsley, MAISRC
Isaiah Tolo, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Dan Larkin, MAISRC
Wendy Crowell, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Grace Loppnow, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Przemek Bajer, MAISRC