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TNRC Agenda April 13, 2018

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Transylvania Natural Resources Council

Agenda for April 13, 2018

Presentations: (Beginning at 9:00 a.m.) Deke Arndt:  2017 National Climate Assessment Report to Congress (On-line at

Business Meeting (Approximately 10:15 a.m.)

Public Comment:  Terry Marsh and Brent Wilson, NC Trappers Association on fox hunting and trapping (NCWRC Fox and Coyote Populations Study Final Report forwarded separately)

Minutes from February 2018 (attached)

Future Programs:

May 11th – (field trip) Dave Casey & David Whitmire: Courthouse Cut. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and a snack. Transportation will leave the Community Services Building at 9:00 a.m. and will return approximately 1:00 p.m.

September 14th – (1) Wes Knapp, NC Natural Heritage Program, Managing our Significant Natural Areas and (2) RK Young: Short Video “Steven Apfelbaum—Restoration and Conservation Development. 10 minutes. Apfelbaum takes us from the restoration of former degraded military sites to a residential neighborhood crafted to retain plant species diversity and to remediate storm water within the context of development.”

October 12th – Subcommittee on Landslide Planning:  Gray Jernigan, Mountain True, and Rick Wooten, NCDEQ

November 9th – Cooperative Extension and the Environment: Bart Renner

December 14th – Maria Wise, Watershed Coordinator, Mills River Partnership: Stream Restoration. Christmas Party (bring cookies)

New Business:

Recognition of David Whitmire for receiving the 2018 Wildlife Conservation Award. Congratulations, David.

New member:  Robert McGraw, Chief Ranger, Gorges SP

Archiving County Records/GIS Overlay of Significant Natural Areas: Kent & Mark

Water Sampling Update: Brooke Burrows

Old Business:

Request from the Board of Commissioners to review and recommend policies pertaining to trapping and hunting certain animals within the county

Request for public comment, USFS: Dave Casey

Resolution in support of a permanent Americorps position in Cooperative Extension Office.

Updates from subcommittees, public land managers, and others:

Subcommittee on Significant Natural Areas, management recommendations (Kent, David, Dan, Mark Tooley, Torry Nergart)

Subcommittee on Landslide Planning (Davis W-C, Gray Jernigan, Aaron Bland)

Bart Renner – Update on Hemlock Restoration Initiative (Kent, Jason, Jennifer)

            Public Land Managers

            David Whitmire (Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council) (Stakeholders Forum update)


Announcements: None

Next meeting:  May 11, 2018 – Field Trip