Management Board

IWJV Management Board members share a common passion for bird and other wildlife habitat, as well as a strong desire to nurture and grow partnerships with other entities in order to accomplish significant and meaningful conservation work in the Intermountain West.

The IWJV is governed by an executive-level Management Board—including state fish and wildlife agency directors, federal agency and non-governmental organization leadership, corporate partners representing the energy sector, and influential western private landowners—ensuring that varying perspectives have a seat at the table to seek common ground for lasting conservation.

At its core, the Management Board is committed to achieving the IWJV’s goals of developing strong science, providing funding and leverage opportunities, strengthening the public-private partnership, employing strategic communications, and monitoring and evaluation of outcomes to accomplish its vitally important work.


Kim Brackett

Cattle Rancher
Brackett Ranches, Idaho


Jacque Buchanan

Pacific Northwest Regional Forester
USDA Forest Service


Jim Durglo

Wildland Fire Technical Specialist
Intertribal Timber Council


Jim Fredericks

Idaho Department of Fish & Game


Kari Gibson

State Government Affairs Manager


Erik Glenn

President – Partnership of Rangeland Trusts

Executive Director – Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust


Matt Hogan

Regional Director
Region 6, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Alan Jenne

Nevada Department of Wildlife


Karen Kelleher

Idaho State Director
Bureau of Land Management


Ron Leathers

Chief Conservation Officer
Pheasants Forever


Sherry Liguori

Environmental Manager
Rocky Mountain Power/Pacific Power


Jeff McCreary

Western Region Operations Director
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.