Kathryn Fernholz

Kathryn (Katie) Fernholz 
President/CEO of Dovetail Partners

Effective forest stewardship requires a diversity of perspectives to help identify a complete suite of opportunities for improvement and innovative approaches. By including individuals and experiences that have historically been underrepresented in natural resource decision-making we increase the possibilities for designing stewardship in ways that address multiple needs and benefits more effectively. Sometimes land managers try to gain these benefits through various stakeholder consultation methodologies, advisory groups, etc but we can improve our operations and be more efficient when we bring diverse ideas "in-house" and make it part of the process from the start.