The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative is governed by a Steering Committee that encompasses key partners from across the region. The Steering Committee is supported in the setting of regional priorities and the execution of regional work by a State Partnership Committee in each participating state.
When the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative expanded to become the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative, it did so by expanding its committee structure, and thus there are some committees that are still being formed. This page will be updated as those committees come together.
Provides guidance on program policy, regional priorities, and the strategic direction for FEMC.
- Constance Carpenter Field Representative, State and Private Forestry - USDA Forest Service
- Peter Church Director of Forest Stewardship, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
- Patty Cormier Director, Maine Forest Service
- Danielle Fitzko Director of Forests, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
- Heidi Hales Director, Division of Air Quality and Climate - DEC Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
- Neil Kamman Senior Policy Advisor, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
- Kyle Lombard Program Coordinator, New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands
- Nancy Mathews Professor and Dean, University of Vermont - Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
- Randall Morin Research Forester, Northern Research Station - USDA Forest Service
- Justin Perry Chief, Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
- Mark Scott Director of Wildlife, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
- John Sinclair Forest Supervisor, Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests
- Nancy Stairs Cooperative Forestry Program Supervisor, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
- Jeffrey Ward , Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
State Partnership Committees
Provides guidance on details of finance and program activities for each state, and contributes to development of regional goals and work plans for the Cooperative
Vermont State Partnership Committee
- John Austin Wildlife Biologist, Vermont Fish and Wildlife DepartmentKathy Decker , Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation - Vermont Agency of Natural ResourcesJoshua Halman Forest Health Specialist, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation - Vermont Agency of Natural ResourcesRebecca Harvey Laboratory Director, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation - Vermont Agency of Natural ResourcesWilliam Keeton Professor, University of Vermont - Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural ResourcesJames Kellogg Aquatic Biologist, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation - Vermont Agency of Natural ResourcesBennet Leon Environmental Analyst, Division of Air Quality and Climate - DEC Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
New York State Partnership Committee
- Thomas Allgaier Invasive Species Coordinator, New York Department of Agriculture and MarketsJohn Bartow Executive Director, Empire State Forest Products AssociationColin Beier Associate Professor, College of Environmental Science and Forestry - SUNYCarrie Brown-Lima Director, New York Invasive Species Research InstituteJerry Carlson Research Scientist, New York State Department of Environmental ConservationTimothy G. Howard Director of Science, New York Department of Environmental Conservation - New York Natural Heritage ProgramGary Lovett Forest Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem StudiesJoe Racette Biologist, Division of Fish and Wildlife - New York Department of Environmental ConservationKaren Roy Researcher, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New Hampshire Partnership Committee
The state’s Forest Advisory Board serves as the New Hampshire State Partnership Committee. You can find a list of members at https://www.nh.gov/nhdfl/committees-boards/donec-ultricies-ex-posuere.htm
Massachusetts Partnership Committee
The state’s Forest Reserves Science Advisory Committee serves as the Massachusetts State Partnership Committee, with the addition of several staff members from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Rhode Island Partnership Committee
The state’s Rhode Island Woodland Partnership serves as the Rhode Island State Partnership Committee. You can find a list of member organizations at https://rhodeislandwoods.uri.edu/ri-woodland-partnership.
Connecticut Partnership Committee
Connecticut is in the process of forming a state partnership committee.
Maine Partnership Committee
Maine is in the process of forming a state partnership committee.