U.S Section Council


The U.S. Section Council is elected to represent the needs and interests of NatureServe network members from the United States.

The U.S. Section Council helps the network achieve its shared mission by:

  • Representing the network members in strategic, annual, and operational planning
  • Coordinating communications and maintaining connections between network members and NatureServe staff
  • Seeking and contributing to fundraising and business development
  • Nominating a representative to serve on the NatureServe Board of Directors

Current Section Council

Bob Gottfried, Chair
Wildlife Habitat Assessment Program, Texas Wildlife Diversity Branch
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Southeast Representative

Brian Klatt, Vice Chair
Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Michigan State University Extension
Midwest Representative   

Greg PodniesinskiSecretary
Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Northeast Representative

Ron Hellmich
Indiana Natural Heritage Data Center, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Midwest Representative  

Jason Bulluck
Virginia Division of Natural Heritage, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Northeast Representative

Nicole Lorenz
Louisiana Natural Heritage Program, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Southeast Representative

Bryce Maxell
Montana Natural Heritage Program, University of Montana
West Representative

Everett Marshall
Vermont Natural Heritage Program, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
Member-at-Large

Angie Schmidt
Idaho Natural Heritage Program, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
West Representative