MNPS ELECTIONS for 2022
The 2022 Elections are now happening – use your ballot that was in your Spring Kelseya or vote with the form on this page below the bio information. Please vote before the polls close in early June.
Here are the candidates for positions on the Society Board of Directors. This year, we will elect a Vice-President, Secretary, and Eastern-at-Large Representative. Please vote for the candidate of your choice, or a write-in candidate, including yourself. You may vote online using the form below or click here to open and download a PDF to fill out and mail to the address on the ballot. Terms are two years. Results will be announced at the Annual Membership Meeting on June 25, 2022 at Timberland Camp north of Libby, Montana.
For Vice-President – ROBERT PAL.
Dr. Pal is an Associate Professor and the Director of Restoration at Montana Tech. He holds a master’s in agriculture and a Ph.D. in Biology/Plant Ecology. His main research focus is the flora and vegetation of disturbed habitats, in both agricultural and urban areas, with a focus on ecological restoration and plant invasions. He has earned prestigious research grants such as the Fulbright Research Grant and the Marie Curie Research Fellowship. He has served as MNPS Vice President since 2020.
For Secretary – CAMIE WESTFALL.
Camielle Westfall lives in Helena and has worked as a wetland ecologist, rangeland ecologist, GIS specialist, environmental consultant, and data specialist. She has been involved with several national EPA and BLM natural resource monitoring efforts, as well as a diverse array of Montana-based projects such as developing noxious weed indices and risk assessment for exotic species impacts on wetlands, investigating the impacts of fire in wetlands in Montana and Patagonia, conservation easement projects, whitebark pine stand monitoring, and lake and river surveys of aquatic invasive plants. She enjoys exploring nature and getting more involved with local conservation and education groups.
For Eastern-at-Large Representative – KELSEY MOLLOY.
Kelsey Molloy is a Rhode Island native who moved to Montana 8 years ago. She first became acquainted with prairie plants while studying grassland birds in graduate school. Although her background is in wildlife biology, she’s always loved plants. Kelsey now works for The Nature Conservancy as a rangeland ecologist in Malta.