Andy Kerris the Czar of The Larch Company and consults on environmental and conservation issues. The Larch Company is a for-profit non-membership conservation organization that represents the interests of humans yet born and species that cannot talk. He is best known for his two decades with Oregon Wild (then Oregon Natural Resources Council), the organization that brought you the northern spotted owl. Kerr began his conservation career during the Ford Administration. At last count, Kerr had been closely involved with the establishment or expansion of 46 Wilderness Areas and 47 Wild and Scenic Rivers, 13 congressionally legislated special management areas, 15 Oregon Scenic Waterways, and one proclaimed national monument (later expanded). He has testified multiple times before congressional committees.