TNRC Agenda September 9, 2021

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September 9, 2021, Transylvania Natural Resources Council will meet via Zoom.

Here is the agenda and information on joining this meeting:

Agenda for Thursday, September 9, 2021
9 a.m. Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Send an email to to get the Zoom link.

Presentation: “Why soils are critical and how they function in our everyday life,” Dr. David Crouse, Associate Head, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences North Carolina State University

The link to the Secrets of the Soil page was provided by Emily Nelson, USDA-NRCS Team 2 Henderson, Transylvania, Buncombe, Haywood, and Madison Counties.

Soils Health

Call to Order: Approximately 10:15 a.m.

Minutes from May meeting (forwarded separately)

Future programs:

  • October 8, 2021, Available – Transylvania Always invited
  • November 12, 2021, Available – Waterfall Keepers invited
  • December 10, 2021, Available
  • January 14, 2022, Upper French Broad Restoration Plan Conserving Carolina or TCTDA
  • February 11, 2022, Available

Possible future programs:

  1. NC Growth – Smart UP Field Guide to Blueways
  2. Waterfall Keepers of North Carolina Kevin Adams invited
  3. Geology of Appalachian Mountains Michael Follo
  4. User/entrance/parking fees for public recreational areas
  5. Skunks of western North Carolina Alan Cameron
  6. May 2022 Field trip to Mud Creek Restoration Project (David Lee)?


  1. Storm Water Committee: Gray Jernigan, Jennifer Kafsky, Lee McMinn, Owen Carson, Eric Caldwell, Ken Kinard
  2. Litter Pickup Explore Brevard “Leave It Better” Team (Kate Hayes)
  3. Updates from Public Land Managers


Next meeting via Zoom: Friday, October 8, 2021, 9–11 a.m.