LPC Advisory Committee

The Lesser Prairie-Chicken Advisory Committee was established in 2013 as a pathway for stakeholders to engage in the adaptive management process.The committee represents industry participants, agricultural associations and landowners, local governments, municipalities and co-ops, conservation organizations, and state and federal agencies.The committee reports directly to the LPC Initiative Council.The current membership includes:

  • Industry Representatives:
    • Myles Culhane, Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation
    • Alyssa Edwards, EDF Renewable Energy
    • Vacant
  • Agricultural Associations and Landowners
    • Jay Evans, Ranch Manager
    • Bill Barby, Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition
    • Dan O’Hair, Owner/Circle D Ranch
  • Local Gov’t, Municipalities, Co-ops
    • John O. McCreight, (Chair) Western Farmers ElectricCo-op
    • Ruth Calderon, Golden Spread Elec. Co-Op
    • Vacant
  • Conservation Organizations
    • Chris McLeland, PF/QF
    • Rob Manes, The Nature Conservancy Director
    • Vacant
  • State Agencies
    • Stewart Liley (NM)
    • Jake George (KS)
    • Vacant
  • Federal Agencies
    • Tim Griffiths (NRCS)
    • Debra Bills (USFWS)