Forestry Advisory Board

Agendas and Minutes


    • View Forestry Advisory Board (FAB) agendas and minutes in the Agenda Center.  
    • Agendas and minutes created prior to 2016 can be viewed in the Archive Center.

    Responsibilities


    The Bismarck Forestry Advisory Board has been established to:
    • Advise and assist the City Forester in the selection, planting, maintenance, protection and removal of trees on streets, in parks and on other public property in the city.
    • Advise and assist the City Forester in the enforcement of the Forestry Ordinance.
    • Make recommendations to the City Forester as to desirable legislation concerning the
      selection, planting, maintenance, protection and removal of trees on streets, in parks
      and on other public areas in the City of Bismarck and the Bismarck Parks & Recreation District.

    About the Members


    Forestry Advisory Board Members serve a four year term. The Board is composed of:
    • One member of the Board of City Commissioners, appointed by the Mayor.
    • One member of the Board of Park Commissioners, appointed by the President of that board.
    • Eight citizen members, appointed by the Mayor.
    • Two Ex Officio members: the Executive Director of Parks & Recreation and the City Forester.

    Current Forestry Advisory Board Members

    Citizen Member Term Expires Member Since
    Stan Churchill (Chairman 2016) 2020 2011
    Doug Prchal (Vice-Chairman 2016) 2020 2013
    Carolyn Godfread 2017 1985
    Brett Gurholt 2018 2006
    Nicole Schwehr 2018 2014
    Mitch Becker  2019 2015
    Amy Sakariassen 2019 2015
    Erik Dietrich 2018 2015
    Commissioner Members Member Since
    Nancy Guy (City Commission) 2014
    Brian Beattie (Park Commission) 2014
    Ex-Officio Members
    Doug Wiles (City Forester)
    Randy Bina (Executive Director of Parks and Recreation)