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The Board

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Joe Gutkoski 

1927 - 2021

Joe was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA and was raised as a Pennsylvania deer hunter, trout fisherman and berry picker, hickory nut, walnut, hazelnut, butternut, and American chestnut gatherer. He worked for the USFS for 32 years as a Smoke Jumper and Landscape Architect and has been a life long environmentalist and defender of public lands.


Glenn Monahan

Glenn lives in Bozeman, and enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, xc skiing, and ice boating and is committed to preserving the wilderness of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.


Joseph Scalia III

Joseph Scalia III, Psya.D. is a psychoanalyst, environmental and social critic, living in the northern reaches of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. His environmental writings and interviews have appeared in numerous journals and podcasts in recent years. He is the author of Intimate Violence: Attacks Upon Psychic Interiority and numerous psychoanalytic journal articles. Scalia is in private practice in Livingston, Montana, and is President of Gallatin Yellowstone Wilderness Alliance, and is a past President and current critic of Montana Wilderness Association, now renamed WildMontana.

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Adam Bronstein


Adam grew up on the East Coast and first discovered his love for Wilderness in the Adirondack Mountains. Now living in the West, he has found his home among public lands, trout streams and Wilderness. Adam works as Western Watershed Project's Oregon/Nevada Director. He is also host of Wilderness Podcast, working to protect wildlife and Wilderness through advocacy and education. 


Linda Healow

Vice President/Secretary

Linda was raised in eastern NE and attended Montana State University, obtaining her BSN in 1977. Linda chose Montana for its large landscapes and sparse population, spending as much time as possible in wild lands, her favorite being the greater Yellowstone area and recognizes wilderness as the gold standard for survival of ecosystems in the Northern Rockies region and throughout the west.


Nancy Schultz

Vice President/Treasurer


Jim Schmitt

Jim is an earth scientist who left an academic career to advocate for ecosystems and wild animals. Splitting his time between the northern edge of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Grand Canyon ecoregion, he sits on the board of several grass-roots environmental organizations.


George Wuerthner

George is an ecologist who has published 38 books and has founded and sits on the boards of several important conservation projects.

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