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TNRC Agenda November 17, 2017

Transylvania Natural Resources Council
Agenda for November 17, 2017
Presentations: (Beginning at 9:00 a.m.)
9:00 – 10:00 – November 17th – TDA update: Lori Roberts of Transylvania Always, on tourism and the environment.
Ryan Jacobs (NC Wildlife Resources Concil)– Wildlife Populations and Challenges associated with managing wildlife and habitat on public land (with a focus on Transylvania County)
Business Meeting (Approximately 10:10 a.m.)
Minutes from October (attached)
New Business:
January 12th – Cherokee: Their Natural Environment and Practices (tentative)
February 9th – Sustainable Forestry in WNC. Rob Elliot, Evergreen Packaging (tentative)
March ? 4th National Climate Assessment?
April ? Climate Change and WNC ?
May ? (field trip?)
HR 2936 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2936/text) passed the House November 1.
Proclamation 30-2014 Plant Natives First!
Old Business:
December 8th – Katie Greenberg – Effects of various habitat management on a suite of wildlife species (game and non-game). This could touch on active management (commercial and non-commercial treatments, P-burns, etc.) as well as passive “management”, I.e. the effects on wildlife of not actively managing the Forests of the Southern Appalachians.

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)
Addison Bradley – Update on Hemlock Restoration Initiative (Kent, Jason, Jennifer)
Public Land Managers (for PHF: status of forest management plan)
David Whitmire (Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council) (Stakeholders Forum update)
Others
Announcements: