BRETT HAVERSTICK, Membership and Development Director
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Brett joined Wilderness Watch in 2020 after spending ten years as the Education & Outreach Director for Friends of the Clearwater in Idaho. He has degrees in Recreation and Natural Resources and a certificate in Environmental Education. He is an avid backpacker and spends much of his time in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




ANDREW HURSH, Staff Attorney
AndrewAndrew joined Wilderness Watch in 2022 as a staff attorney to help coordinate our litigation strategy, legal representation, and cooperation with other attorneys for partner organizations and co-plaintiffs. Andrew spent a law school summer in 2019 interning at Wilderness Watch, and has an academic and professional background in natural resource science and policy, global climate change modeling and carbon cycle research, in addition to law. He's been a Wilderness buff from the beginning and is excited to defend wild places where law and ecology and humility toward nature intersect. 


DANA JOHNSON, Policy Director

Dana webDana joined Wilderness Watch as our first staff attorney in 2014. Setting her roots at the fringe of Idaho’s Wild Clearwater Country, Dana has provided litigation and general legal support for environmental groups and individual Earth defenders throughout the Northern Rockies since 2010. Dana coordinates Wilderness Watch’s overall litigation strategy, representation in federal court, and cooperation with other attorneys and legal interns.



 MATTHEW KOEHLER, Media Director

KoehlerMatthew Koehler joined Wilderness Watch in 2023, bringing nearly 30 years of experience working to defend public lands, wilderness, and wildlife. Matthew is the former executive director of the WildWest Institute and board member of the National Forest Protection Alliance. Voted “best activist” by the Missoula Independent in 2007 and awarded the Fund for Wild Nature’s “grassroots activist of the year” in 2010, Matthew enjoys growing garlic, native landscaping, hiking, the game of golf, and an occasional old fashioned.



GEORGE NICKAS, Executive Director

NickasGeorge joined Wilderness Watch as our policy coordinator in 1996. Prior to Wilderness Watch, George served 11 years as a natural resource specialist and assistant coordinator for the Utah Wilderness Association. George is regularly invited to make presentations at national wilderness conferences, agency training sessions, and other gatherings where wilderness protection is discussed. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




KEVIN PROESCHOLDT, Conservation Director
Kevin Proescholdt Wilderness Watch Conservation DirectorKevin guided canoe trips in Minnesota's million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) for 10 years, and has visited designated and undesignated Wildernesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. He helped pass the 1978 BWCA Wilderness Act through Congress, directed the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness for 16 years, and co-authored the 1995 book, Troubled Waters: The Fight for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. For the eight years prior to joining the Wilderness Watch staff, Kevin directed the national Izaak Walton League's Wilderness and Public Lands Program. Kevin has been active with Wilderness Watch since 1989, joined the board of directors in 2003, and served two years as president of the board. He has written extensively on the Boundary Waters, and wilderness policy and history. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DAWN SERRA, Communications and Outreach Director
Dawn staffDawn joined Wilderness Watch in 2009. Dawn previously worked for the Highlands Coalition as communications coordinator, and contracted design work for non-profits such as Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Appalachian Mountain Club, Great Burn Study Group, Native Forest Network, and the National Forest Protection Alliance. Dawn also served as publicity coordinator for the Sawtooths to Selkirks Hike, which promoted wildlife corridors in the northern Rockies. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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