Fred Clark is the Executive Director for Wisconsin's Green Fire, an organization dedicated to promoting science in conservation. In a 32-year career in Wisconsin, Fred has worked as a forest ecologist for Wisconsin Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, as a forester for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and as a consulting forester and owner of a forestry contracting business. Fred was previously the director of the Forest Stewards Guild – a national organization dedicated to sustainable forestry and forest science.
Fred served three terms as a Representative to the Wisconsin State Assembly between 2009-2014 representing Sauk and Columbia Counties. During that time he served on the Assembly Committees on Forestry and the Environment, and the Committee on Natural Resources. He was appointed by Governor Tony Evers in 2019 to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board, and he served on the Wisconsin Council on Forestry from 2004 – 2014. Fred lives in Madison with his wife Kerry Schumann.