We are incredibly excited to welcome a group of capable, competent, and motivated Arch Cape community members to the Arch Cape Forest Management Committee!
The Arch Cape Forest Management Committee, which meets monthly, is made up of three community members. The committee is responsible for a multitude of management decisions for the Arch Cape Forest moving forward, including advising on financial decisions, contracts, and long term forest management. Luckily our community received numerous incredibly qualified applicants. The three committee members are Pat Noonan, Clark Binkley, and Michael Manzulli.
Pat Noonan has been a vital leader in the development of Arch Cape Forest. Prior to joining the Management Committee, she chaired the Arch Cape Forest Advisory Committee, helping develop the Arch Cape Forest Multi-Resource Management Plan. She has long enjoyed hiking in the Arch Cape Forest and has lived in Arch Cape for over 40 years.
Prior to joining the Management Committee, Clark advised the Arch Cape Forest Financial Committee. He brings over forty years of academic, non-profit and industry experience in forest economics and management. After an academic career at Yale University and the University of British Columbia, he moved into the forestry investment business. He served as the Chief Investment Officer for both the Hancock Timber Resource Group and GreenWood Resources/TIAA-CREF. In between those assignments he established and ran an independent forestry investment advisory business, International Forestry Investment Advisors. Clark was president of the Guildford (CT) Land Conservation Trust and advised the Galiano (BC) Conservancy on forestry matters. His writings on forest conservation easements are said to have been influential in the establishment of the USDA Forest Service Forest Legacy program.
Michael Manzulli, an Arch Cape resident, has lived on the North Coast of Oregon for twenty four years. As an attorney, he specializes in nonprofit law with a focus on coastal conservation land transactions between Astoria and Brookings. He was the Board Chair of the Ecola Creek Watershed Council for over a decade and is currently president of the Oregon Coast Alliance, a land use and sustainable community advocacy organization. He was an original member of the Northwest Community Forest Coalition's steering committee and helped the Coalition embrace coastal drinking watersheds as community forest projects. He is also a co-owner of forestland within Arch Cape's drinking watershed, managing the land for timber revenue, wildlife, and water quality protection with the goal of restoring the forest to old growth characteristics.
We are excited to see this committee set the Arch Cape Forest up for success.