Carl Wilmsen, Secretary
Carl joined the Lomakatsi Board in 2009. Carl is the Executive Director of the Alliance of Forest Workers and Harvesters. With a Ph.D. in geography from Clark University (Worcester, Massachusetts), he specializes in social justice in the management of U.S. public lands, the intersection of race and environmental issues, and participatory research methods. Prior to joining AFWH, Carl was Program Director of Community Forestry and Environmental Research Partnerships at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served on the advisory boards of several community forestry groups. He has also evaluated sustainable agriculture programs, worked as an oral historian, and (before college) worked as an apple picker and orchard hand, landscape laborer, school bus driver, and truck driver. He has authored several book chapters and journal articles on race and the environment, oral history methodology and participatory research. He is also co-editor of Partnerships for Empowerment: Participatory Research for Community-Based Natural Resource Management (Earthscan, 2008).