Jeanne Nienaber Clarke is a professor of political science at the University of Arizona. She specializes in American politics, the history of natural resources policy in the United States, and organizational behavior. Her several books include a biography of former Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes and a comparative study of federal resource managing agencies. Dr. Clarke is active in the American Political Science Association, the American Association of University Women, and Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California–Berkeley.

Preston D. Cole is the forester for the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Cole is an expert in the management of urban ecosystems and was the first African-American hired as a forester by the Missouri Department of Conservation. He received his educational training in forestry and agronomy at the University of Missouri.

Dominick A. DellaSala has served as the Director of Forest Conservation at the World Wildlife Fund since 1993. His responsibilities include developing and managing the organization's temperate forest and carnivore conservation programs in the western United States and Canada. He has been active in many conservation efforts across the country including forest certification, landscape ecology, endangered species, and ecosystem conservation. Dr. DellaSala received his Ph.D. in natural resources from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor in 1986.

Henry Gholz is professor of forest ecology and graduate coordinator at the University of Florida's School of Forest Resources and Conservation. In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities. Dr. Gholz holds affiliate appointments in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Center for African Studies. In 1994–95 he was selected as a Science and Engineering Diplomacy Fellow for the U.S. Agency for International Development by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Gholz received his Ph.D. in forest ecology/science from Oregon State University in 1979.

J. Keith Gilless is an associate professor at the College of Natural Resources at the University of California – Berkeley. His research studies include fire management on public and private lands and forest management issues on tribal lands. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Perry R. Hagenstein is a consultant who works with government and industry on resource policy and management issues. He is also president of the Institute for Forest Analysis, Planning and Policy, a nonprofit research and education organization. He has served on many resource-related boards and committees

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