Bruce Goforth – Founding LTUA Member, Past LTUA President, Adviser on Land Management, Rangeland Conditions and Wildlife Management.
(Chaffee County) Bruce Goforth, certified Wildlife Biologist (TWS) 1983-present, retired in the fall of 2005 as the Regional Habitat Manager with the Colorado Division of Wildlife for the Southeast Region of Colorado, including the Arkansas Valley, the Pikes Peak Area, the Wet Mountain Valley and the San Luis Valley. His role was to oversee the Division’s habitat enhancement, land use planning, environmental protection, water rights, GIS and real estate activities. Bruce served eight years as a charter member of the BLM’s Front Range Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) until 2003, was Land Steward for the Colorado Natural Area’s Program, past president of the Colorado Chapter of the Wildlife Society, long-term member of the Nature Conservancy, the Audubon Society, and the National Wildlife Federation. For 30 years, Bruce has been associated with one of Colorado’s oldest land trusts, the Palmer Foundation, as member, board member, land steward and adviser. He secured the sponsorship of the Palmer Foundation for Central Colorado Conservancy as part of his efforts to establish a local land trust in the Upper Arkansas Valley.
Frosty Roe – Past Central Colorado Conservancy President, Adviser on Conservation Easements, Landowner Relationships and Wildlife Management.
(Chaffee County) Frosty graduated from Buena Vista High School and attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., graduating with highest honors in 1978. After spending 25 years as a deck officer traveling the globe, he retired from the high seas in 2002. Roe became very involved as a landowner/neighborhood coordinator in an effort that resulted in eight easements, totaling some 400 acres surrounding the Heckendorf State Wildlife Area to be placed in conservation easements with Central Colorado Conservancy in 2003. He brings first-hand experience with the demands of the conservation easement process as well as a landowner’s perspective to the board. He’s an avid outdoorsman, skier, golfer, mountain bike rider and seldom-bored retiree.
Bill Goosmann – Adviser on Wetland and Riparian Protection, and Restoration.
(Chaffee County) Bill has a Master’s of Science and is certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist by the Society of Wetland Scientists. He has assessed and permitted project impacts on aquatic habitats on public and private lands nationwide. He has managed statewide wetland programs for the Colorado Department of Transportation (regulatory) and the Colorado Division of Wildlife (non-regulatory); delineated wetlands and assessed stream habitats for transportation, construction, and oil and gas projects across the U.S.; designed and implemented wetland and riparian creation, restoration and mitigation projects; assisted the National Park Service and the U.S. Navy with NEPA compliance on freshwater and marine habitat and water quality issues; and conducted a variety of evaluations of special status species.
Floyd Freeman – Adviser on Forest Management
(Chaffee County) Floyd has a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from the University of Montana. Floyd retired from the U.S. Forest Service in 2011 and stays busy with his Forestry Consulting business; Freeman Forestry LLC. He prepares Forest Management Plans: Conservation Activity Plans with Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) and Colorado State Forest Service’s Forest Ag program. He also does layout and marking in addition to Forest Inventory and Forest Management Plans. He is knowledgeable in sustainable forest management, forest insect and disease-management wildfire-risk reduction, forest-growth modeling and ArcGIS. He is also a Society of American Foresters Certified Forester, a NRCS Technical Services Provider and a Tree Farm Inspector with the American Tree Farm System.