CRLRC/SWCRS Advisory Committee

The CRLRC/Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability Advisory Committee meets annually in January, then periodically throughout the year at the call of the committee chair for research updates and other business at hand. The role of the advisory committee is to aid the CRLRC in research and SWCRS in outreach development by bringing a client based perspective to the table. Currently, the advisory committee has been instrumental in advocating for funding and construction of client-serving facilities for education and outreach that is impacting all corners of New Mexico, as well as, other states.

Current Committee Members

  • Scott Shafer, Chair - Carrizozo (Producer-cattle & Wells Fargo,Retired)
  • Cal Baca - Santa Fe (NM Game and Fish Dept.)
  • Jeff Brandenberger - Claunch (Producer-cattle)
  • Jim Cooper - Arabela (Producer-cattle & sheep)
  • Tom Dean - Las Cruces (Extension)
  • Pete Gnatkowski - Ancho (Producer-cattle & Extension, Retired)
  • Bill Hightower - Ancho (Producer-cattle)
  • Tony Johnson - Corona (High School Agriculture Instructor, FFA advisor)
  • Dr. James Miller - Ruidoso (Community Development & Retired Higher Education Admin.)
  • Richard Spencer - Mountainair (Producer-cattle & NRCS, retired)
  • Stirling Spencer - Carrizozo (Solar/Wind Company & Producer-cattle)
  • Willa Stone - Capitan (Producer-cattle & retired Educator)
  • Barbara Sultemeier - Corona (Public School Business Director & Producer-cattle & sheep)
  • Rex Wilson - Ancho (Regional Medical Director & Producer-cattle)

Mr. Scott Shafer, Chairman
SWCRS/CRLRC Advisory Committee
P.O. Box 392
Corona, NM 88318
Phone: 575-849-1015
Fax: 575-849-1021