Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund

LRTF TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Established within Iowa Code 314.22(3), the Living Roadway Trust Fund (LRTF) Technical Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations on the LRTF program, its projects, and the development and implementation of the integrated roadside vegetation management (IRVM) plan.

Committee activities collage
Committee activities include, but aren’t limited to, providing guidance concerning:
  1. Applications for funding assistance.
  2. Research efforts.
  3. Demonstration projects.
  4. Education for property owners, public officials, and the public
  5. Activities of LRTF staff.
  6. Securing funding for research and demonstration projects.

Committee members (year joined committee)

Amy Bryant (2016)
Environmental engineer,
City of Ankeny,
Ankeny

Pauline Drobney (2017)
Prairie and Savanna Zone Biologist,
Neal Smith NWR,
Prairie City

Brenda Durbahn (2000)
Senior planner,
HgConsult, Inc.,
Waterloo

Larry Gullett (2016)
Director,
Johnson County Conservation Board,
Oxford

Ben Hoskinson (2014)
Roadside vegetation manager,
Mahaska County IRVM,
Oskaloosa

Bill Johnson (2010)
Prairie resource biologist,
Department of Natural Resources,
Lehigh

Joe Kooiker (2001)
Roadside biologist,
Story County,
Nevada

Shannon Ramsay (1993)
Founding president and CEO,
Trees Forever,
Marion

Daryl Smith (1990)
Tallgrass Prairie Center,
University of Northern Iowa,
Cedar Falls