Mesa County Conservation Forum is committed to promoting dialogue that brings fact-based understanding of critical conservation issues.
A setting for people to understand issues,
that encourages fact-based dialogue among conservation players,
including industry, government, and public entities.
A platform for voices that have not yet been heard.
Western Coloradans in determining sound and
wise conservation practices that reflect local
Board of Directors:
President of the Board:
Tom Burke, President, Burke Construction; Former Colorado Wildlife Commissioner 2001-2009; Former Executive Board Member Industrial Development Inc. 1997-2010; State Chairman and current Member Ducks Unlimited.
Vice President of the Board:
Mac Cunningham, Ingersoll McAllister Cunningham, Partner; City of Grand Junction, CO, Focus Group Member; Associated Members For Growth and Development, Grand Junction, CO; Colorado Trout Unlimited, Board of Directors, Chair Finance/Development.
Steven Aquafresca, Mesa County Commissioner, District 2, 2007 – present; Former Land Protection Specialist, 2002-2006 for the Mesa Land Trust; Former State Representative/House District 1991-1997.
Tom Kenyon, Grand Junction City Council Member, 2009 – present; Former Manager of the Colorado State Parks, 1975-2003; Active businessman in the community; Former member of the Mesa County Planning Commission and the Advisory Committee for McInnis Canyon National Recreational Area.
Paul Nelson, Broker/Partner Coldwell Bankers, 1976 – present; Colorado Riverfront Foundation, 2000 – present; Former member of the Mesa County Planning Commission; Former Chair of the Colorado Riverfront Commission 1994-2000; Former City Council member.
Chris Herrman, is an avid sportsman and a conservation professional. He has resided in Grand Junction since 1998. An active volunteer with Trout Unlimited and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Chris also serves on the Board of Directors of Colorado Canyons Association.
Sean Norris, is a Senior Regulatory Advisor for the energy industry.
JT Romatzke, is an Area Wildlife Manager with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.