Stewardship Advisory Council
The Triangle Land Conservancy strives be an exemplary steward of all the lands for which it is responsible. In developing stewardship plans for these lands, it draws upon the latest and most relevant science available. Resources do not permit the Conservancy to have all the appropriate areas of expertise on its in-house land management staff as it develops stewardship and resource management plans and activities for each of its lands. For this reason, independent external review of plans and management activities is deemed essential.
Purpose of the TLC Stewardship Advisory Council (the Council)
To provide independent, expert advice and guidance to the Director of Conservation Strategies and staff on all matters related to the management, protection, and preservation of properties for which the Triangle Land Conservancy is responsible. The Council will review all stewardship and resource management plans for new TLC properties before they are implemented, and it is asked for guidance on other matters as requested by the Director of Conservation Strategies.
The Council members are chosen by the Director of Conservation Strategies in consultation with the TLC President and the Conservation Strategies Committee of the Board of Directors. Members represent a broad spectrum of disciplines relevant to the management, conservation, and preservation of land. Each member is a respected and experienced professional in his or her area of expertise and each is committed to the mission, goals and purposes of the Triangle Land Conservancy.
John Connors, biologist and Naturalist Center Coordinator with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Amin Davis, Ecologist and Environmental Review Coordinator with NC Division of Parks and Recreation
Dr. Chris Moorman, Professor of Wildlife Ecology at NC State University
Jesse Perry, Director of Public Programs NC Museum of Natural History
Mike Schafale, Ecologist for the NC Natural Heritage Program
Dean Urban, Professor of Landscape Ecology and director of the Landscape Ecology Laboratory in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University
Terms of Service
Council members each serve a three-year term, subject to renewal.
Liaison to the Conservation Strategies Committee (CSC)
One member of the Advisory Committee is also a member of the Conservation Strategies Committee of the TLC Board of Directors. This person is be expected to attend CSC meetings and to be a full participant in its deliberations.
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