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Eric Wolf Schenck

Executive Director

Eric joined the Minnesota Forest Resources Council as Executive Director in April of 2020. He is responsible for leading the Council’s public policy, landscape planning, communications, and forestry research efforts that seek to sustainably grow and expand the economic, environmental, and social benefits of Minnesota’s forest resources. Eric has more than 32 years of professional conservation experience, including nine years of public policy experience in Washington, DC and more than 23 years of delivering multiple-use conservation programs in Illinois, Indiana, and Kansas. Prior to MFRC he served as Executive Director of the Illinois Conservation Foundation.


  • M.F.S. 1987, Forest Science, Yale University
  • B.S. 1985, Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho
  • Certified Forester, Society of American Foresters (1997)
  • Certified Wildlife Biologist, The Wildlife Society (1996)
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