wEstern Regional Director
Mr. Charlie Baun has been the Conservation Branch Manager for the Idaho Army National Guard's (IDARNG) Environmental Management Office (EMO) located at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho for the last six years. Mr. Baun manages the natural and cultural resource programs as well as state-wide NEPA and land use planning. The Idaho Military Division (IMD) manages 28 armories, readiness centers, and training areas state-wide, including the Orchard Combat Training Center (OCTC). At 143,300 acres, the OCTC is the second largest National Guard (NG) training center in the United States, and is the only military training facility wholly within a National Conservation Area. In 2014 Mr. Baun's Conservation Program was awarded the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Military Conservation Partnership Award. This was the first NG program to ever win this prestigious award. The IDARNG was also presented with Environmental Security Awards in 2012 and 2013. This is Charlie's 5th year as a member of NMFWA and is currently Co-chair of the Climate Change committee.