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TNRC September 14, 2018 Meeting Agenda

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Transylvania Natural Resources Council

Agenda for September 14, 2018

Presentations: (Beginning at 9 a.m.) (1) Wes Knapp, NC Natural Heritage Program, Managing our Significant Natural Areas (worksheet attached) and (2) approximately 10:00 a.m. a short video by 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 stormwater within the context of development.” Questions and discussions follow each presentation.

Business Meeting (Approximately 10:20 a.m.)


Robert McGraw, Gorges State Park

Shannon Lally, Americorps

Minutes from April 2018 (attached)

Future Programs:

October 12 – Subcommittee on Landslide Planning:  Rick Wooten, NCDEQ, will present on landslide planning. He will be joined by Gray Jernigan, Mountain True, Davis Whitfield-Cargile and Aaron Bland for the Q&A

November 9 – Cooperative Extension and the Environment: Bart Renner

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

January 11 – Water/Sewer upgrades/update-Jim Fatland

February 8 – Business meeting only. Climate Change NC Rogow Room Event? With a local panel relating how climate change has affected their lives

March 8 – College Day:  Jennifer Kafsky

April 12 – Kids in the Forest, presented by various “Kids outdoors” groups

May 10 – Field trip to DSRF to revisit Chestnut restoration project (Jason)

New Business:

            Resolution of Appreciation (attached)

            Election of Chair

            Temporary Chair for October 12

Old Business:

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

Updates from subcommittees, public land managers, and others:

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

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:  October 12, 2018