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TNRC Agenda September 2017

Transylvania Natural Resources Council
Agenda for September 8, 2017

Presentations: (Beginning at 9:00 a.m.)

9:00 – 10:00 – Updates from Friends groups: Friends of Dupont Forest (Sara Landry, Executive Director), Friends of Gorges State Park (Micki Andrews, Bob Andrews), Pisgah Conservancy (Carlton Murray, Executive Director, Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association).

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

Minutes from April meeting: (attached) These minutes were approved in June and are included here for reference.

New Business:
Expiring terms
Introduction of RK Young, applicant to replace Justin Petit-Mee

Old Business:
County Comprehensive Plan and the TNRC: how active do we want to be? Tis plan may be accessed here: https://www.transylvaniacounty.org/departments/planning-and-community-development/2025-comprehensive-plan

October: College Day: Student environmental initiatives (Jennifer)

November 10th – Ryan Jacobs – Wildlife Populations and Challenges associated with managing wildlife and habitat on public land (with a focus on Transylvania County) & TDA update (Lori Roberts), tourism and the environment.

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.

USFS Cooperating Agency: Resolution or MOU or neither (which way from here?)

Updates from subcommittees, public land managers, and others:
Subcommittee on Significant Natural Areas, management recommendations (Kent, David, Dan)

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

Bart Renner – 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: