The initial members of the advisory committee are the Chair of Dept. of Earth Sciences, Stephan Custer, Dept. Head of Ecology, David Roberts, and Dept. Head of LRES Tracy Sterling, the Director of the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Lee Spangler, the Director of USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Jeffrey Kershner, the Director of the Optical Technology Center Joseph Shaw, and the Director of the Big Sky Institute John Varley . The Advisory Committee shall meet at least once each semester to review the progress of the Center and provide guidance to the Director.