Staff –

J.R. CARLSON
Executive Director

Mr. Carlson’s 26 year portfolio includes work in environmental compliance, environmental policy, state and Federal administrative policy, legislation, technical research, large-scale infrastructure project management and ground-up creation of state associations. His career path includes a track record of success in industry, research, and consulting; he has participated in leadership circles for technical boards and a Washington DC trade association.

Mr. Carlson has been a central figure in the start-up of two state associations and two consulting firms, and he currently holds the title of Executive Director for the Kansas Natural Resource Coalition.

Norman MacLeodNORMAN MACLEOD
Communications Analyst

Norman MacLeod was born in Vermont, where he received his education in forestry at the University of Vermont prior to entering the Air Force, from which he retired in 1997. Combining his education and military experience, he launched Gaelic Wolf Consulting, specializing in natural resource policy and government relations.

Involved with projects around the nation, his concern for the quality of science used in the regulatory community led him to become one of the founders of the Environmental Sciences Independent Peer Review Institute, a non-profit that built capacity to perform rigorous independent peer review of the science used to inform public policy.

Norm has experience working with state legislators and members of Congress as part of his work for his clients. He played a key role in the development of first-of-kind scientific integrity legislation in the State of Washington.

His work with local governments focuses around the full exercise of their inherent role, power, and authority through the exercise of the Tenth Amendment’s principle of reserved powers. He emphasizes the importance of ensuring protection of both the natural and human environment to achieve productive harmony between the two in full support of vibrant local economies. Mr. MacLeod’s practice areas include issues involving water resources, fisheries, agricultural and ranching practices, energy production, and Endangered Species Act listing and recovery processes.

Norm joined KNRC as a communications analyst in November, 2016.

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