Current Board Members
The Sandhills Task Force has 16 Board members, and at least nine make their primary livelihood from ranching within the Sandhills. In addition to the rancher Board members, the following groups and/or organizations may have representation on the Board: County Commissioner, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Natural Resources Districts, Nebraska Cattlemen, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited, Resource Conservation & Development Council, and the Nebraska Land Trust. Board members meet to conduct business four times per year, once per quarter.
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Board Members in 2019
Back Row (L to R): Ashley Garrelts (Project Coordinator), Steve Waller (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Nancy Peterson (Rancher), Barb Cooksley (Rancher), Melody Benjamin (Rancher), Ted LaGrange (Nebraska Game and Parks Commission), Dave Sands (Nebraska Land Trust), John Denton (Ducks Unlimited), Greg Gehl (Rancher), Shelly Kelly (Executive Director).
Front Row (L to R): Homer Buell (Rancher), Kenny Dinan (US Fish and Wildlife Service), John Ravenscroft (Rancher), AB Cox (Rancher), Eric Hansen (Rancher), Doug Christensen (Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service), Tim McAbee (Rancher).