Scott Merritt, Vice Chair (IL)

Scott Merritt in Black Fork Mountain Wilderness
Scott Merritt in Black Fork Mountain Wilderness

My volunteer work started in Mark Twain NF in 2000, doing maintenance and corridor clearing on a little-used section of the Ozark Trail.  I then became a founding member of the Ozark Trail Association, and have been one of the leaders of the Missouri Wilderness Coalition (MWC) since 2006.  I am interested in outreach that promotes the AIM areas as the component parts of one regional system; as well as coordinating and taking part in “boots on the ground” stewardship projects.