Forestry Advisory Board

Meetings


  • 12:15 p.m.
  • Third Tuesday of March, June, September and December
  • All meetings are held at the Public Works building at 601 South 26th Street


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  2020 2011
Doug Prchal  2020 2013
Carolyn Godfread 2021 1985
Brett Gurholt 2022 2006
Steve Mullen 2021 2017
Mitch Becker  2023 2015
Amy Sakariassen 2023 2015
Erik Dietrich 2022 2015
Commissioner Members Member Since
Greg Zenker (City Commission) 2018
Mark Zimmerman (Park Commission) 2018
Ex-Officio Members
Doug Wiles (City Forester)
Randy Bina (Executive Director of Parks and Recreation)