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President - Breagan Eicher, Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C., Indiana
President Elect – Joel Krause, Montana Forest Service
Secretary – Dale Gunter, Arkansas Game and Fish Commisssion, Arkansa
Treasurer – Howard Thomas, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri
At-Large Member – Eric Brooker, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky
Past President – Keith Parker, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife, Kentucky & David Bumann, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming



Mission Statement

We are the Association of Conservation Engineers, an international organization founded March 6, 1961in Washington, D.C.

As conservation engineers and technicians we are part of the team working to conserve and improve our natural heritage.

Our objective in organizing was to bring together engineers and allied personnel employed by conservation and recreation agencies and consultants who have a community of specialized interests in the area of fish, wildlife, parks, forests and related conservation - recreation fields.

We are proud of our founders who were pioneers in the field with sound solutions to many of the problems of our environment and the ecology before these problems became the widely admitted and popular concern of today.

Our members freely share their experience and information pertaining to conservation engineering to make our natural resources more accessible and enjoyable to everyone.

Contrary to popular belief about engineers, the conservation engineer doesn't subscribe to the concept of the world as "a perfect sphere covered with concrete".


Committee Members


Executive Committee
Breagan Eicher, IN - President
Joel Krause, MT - President-Elect
Keith Parker, KY - Past President
David Bumann, WY - Past President
Dale Gunter, AR - Secretary
Howard Thomas, MO - Treasurer
Eric Brooker, KY - At-Large Member

Bylaws Committee
Greg Mihalevich, MO – Chair
John Hagman, WI - Chair
Gerald Dorscheid, WI

Awards Committee
Erick Booker, KY – Chair
Hans Nielsen, CO
Terry Boyd, AL
Alice Anderson, TX

History Committee
Terry Boyd, AL – Chair
Ed Donahue, WA
Gerald Dorscheid, WI



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Publications/Newsletter Committee
Lynda Cliburn, IL– Editor - Chair
Gary Wilken, IL
Norval Olson, CO

Operations Manual
David Bumann, WY – Chair
Kathy Dillmon, WY
Jeff Moody, IN

Past Presidents Committee
David Freedman, GA – Chair
John Hagman, WI - Co Chair
Tom Hohman, IN

Spouse Advisory
Jean Olson, Co – Chair
Abby Eicher, IN


Membership Committee
Tom Hohman, IN– Chair
Randy Knott, GA
Holly Bentz, OR
Nattalie Little, UT
Joel Krause, MT
Veronica Mitchell, CO

Program Committee
Holly Bentz- Chair
Ed Donahue, WA

Scholarship Committee
Champak Patel, IN – Chair
David Bumann, WY
Terra McParland, IL

Special Action Committee
Tom Hohman, IN - Chair of Ad Hoc Committee to investigate online membership application and renewal