The KRN is guided by a Board of Directors who are elected at our spring Annual General Meeting.

KRN BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jim Dunnigan
Jim Dunnigan
President
Jim Dunnigan works as a fisheries biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. His main focus is the Libby Dam Mitigation project, where he uses his restoration, research and monitoring skills to offset the impacts from the construction and operation of the Libby Dam.
Sharon Cross
Sharon Cross
Vice-President
Sharon Cross has lived and worked in Cranbrook, BC since 1974. Over that time she has become connected to a broad sector of regional and international communities through her activities and interests, although service to her local community has been a constant theme in her life. Her career has spanned broadcasting, educational administration and most recently, manager of her husband Joseph’s art studio. She has been a hobby beekeeper and for operated a guiding business. Sharon is an active member of the Cranbrook Community Forest Society, Community Social Planning Society, and has taken a leadership role in the community for a number of years, as President of EK Citizens for Clean Air, President of Mainstreams Society, and past President of Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society. Sharon currently serves on the board of Wildsight Kimberley-Cranbrook branch.
Brian Sugden
Brian Sugden
Secretary / Treasurer
Brian Sugden is a forest hydrologist for Weyerhaeuser Company, based in Kalispell. He has worked with company foresters in the basin for 25 years on a wide range of issues, including best management practices on forest roads, stream protection buffers, watershed restoration, and water quality monitoring and research. He also administers the Company's Native Fish Habitat Conservation Plan, which guides land management on Weyerhaeuser’s western Montana lands.

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Kenny Kindel
Kenny Kindel
US Forest Service
Kootenai National Forest
Kenny Kindel is the Soil and Water Program Manager for the Kootenai National Forest based in Libby Montana. He has worked on the Kootenai for 25 years. The majority of his experience is as a District Hydrologist specializing in watershed planning and restoration before becoming the Forest Soil and Water Program Manager in 2010.
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