Board of Directors

TLR Board Chair –Pro Tem:

BOB RISCH    Ouray CO     rischbk@gmail.com

Mayor, City of Ouray (2006-2012). Chair, Red Mountain Task Force- working with Trust for Public Lands, accessed $14 million federal Land and Water Conservation Funds to acquire and transfer to US Forest Service around 9,000 acres of patented mining claims in Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel Counties. Planetarium Director, Jefferson County School District, retired. Graduate: Ouray High School.

TLR Secretary:

BEVERLY RICH    Silverton CO     bevrich@frontier.net

Treasurer, San Juan County (1991-2015). Chair, San Juan County Historical Society- led the society’s acquisition of the Mayflower Mill from Sunnyside Gold Company, using one of EPA’s first Prospective Purchaser Agreements in the country. Member, Red Mountain Task Force. Graduate: Silverton High School.

TLR Treasurer:

RANDY PARKER    Ridgway CO     parkersli@msn.com

Former Chair and Current Member: Ouray County Planning Commission. Attorney-at-Law, General Practice, Schroon Lake NY- retired.

TLR Director:

DON PAULSON    Ouray CO     drpaulson@ouraynet.com

Professor Emeritus, California State University, Los Angeles; Chemistry (1970-2006). Curator, Ouray County Historical Museum. Director, Ouray County Historical Society. Director, Ridgway Railroad Museum.

TLR Director:

CHRISTOPHER GEORGE    Durango CO     stpaul@frontier.net Historical Building Restoration Contractor Founder &Owner – St. Paul Lodge, Red Mountain Pass, Silverton. Chair, Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies, Silverton CO. Board Member-San Juan County Historical Society. Former Director- Southwest Colorado Outward Bound School.

TLR Director:

GARY ROBERTS    Ridgway CO     elkknoll@msn.com

Rancher Geologist/Engineer Rancher. Member of the Uncompagre Watershed Partnership Board. Retired geologist/engineer with FS, BLM and oil and gas exploration and natural gas pipelines. Past member of various land trust boards, HOA boards, Bluegrass Music board, Custer County Planning and Zoning Commission member.

TLR Director:

STEVE BOYLE    Ouray CO     s.boyle3329@gmail.com

Wildlife Biologist and Biological Conservation Scientist Founder, former owner, and Senior Scientist at BIO-Logic, Inc., Montrose, CO (1991-present). Founding Board Member (1992-2008) and Advisor to Black Canyon Regional land Trust, now part of Colorado West Land Trust. Member; Gunnison Sage-grouse San Miguel Basin Working Group. Member; BLM Citizens Advisory Committee, Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, Mesa and Delta Counties, CO (2012-2015).

TLR Executive Director:

PATRICK WILLITS    Ridgway CO    willits@independence.net

TLR Executive Director (2000- present). Manager, A Bar D Ranch, Ridgway (2013-present). Mayor, Town of Ridgway (2000-2012). Southwest Colorado Program Manager for the Nature Conservancy (1990-1998). Board member; Black Canyon Regional Land Trust (1999-2001). Director of Nordic Skiing, Eldora Mountain Resort (1985-1991); Nederland Community Education Coordinator, Boulder Valley School District (1981-1985).

Advisors to the Board:

HEIDI NADIAK    Ridgway    hnadiak@gmail.com

MIKE NADIAK    Ridgway    mpnadiak@gmail.com

AVERILL FELDMAN    Ridgway     averillfeldman@gmail.com

BEN TISDEL    Ouray    tisdel@gmail.com

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The Trust for Land Restoration
555 West Clinton Street, POB 743, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 Phone/Fax: 970-626-3236, Email: The Trust for Land Restoration