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Board/Commission Name Natural Heritage Committee 
Introduction/Overview/Duties The Natural Heritage Committee is an advisory committee that maintains the County's Biodiversity Assessment, advises the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission, and County staff on applying biodiversity information to land-use decision-making, and supports biodiversity education in the County. 
Length of Term Initial appointments will include four four-year appointments, four three-year appointments, and four two-year appointments. Thereafter, appointments will be for four years. 
Frequency/Times for Meetings Third Thursday of each month, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 
Membership The Board of Supervisors shall appoint ten to twelve members. Applicants need not be County residents. However, total committee membership should consist of some County residents. 
Qualifications The Committee should include members with expertise or background in one or more the following fields:

natural history including those with detailed knowledge of local wildlife, plants, and other resources)
terrestrial, aquatic, and landscape ecology
biological conservation and conservation planning
population genetics
forestry
geology and soils
geographic information systems for conservation
science education adult and youth)
agribusiness

The group should also include local landowners and citizens with interests in biodiversity conservation, farming and forestry, and conservation-oriented rural and urban development. If possible, these general citizen representatives should be residents of the County. 
County Members/Term Expiration Peggy Cornett, Term Expires - 09/30/2019
VACANT, Term Expires - 09/30/2017
VACANT, Term Expires - 09/30/2019
Ariel Daniels, Vice Chair, Term Expires - 09/30/2019
VACANT, Term Expires - 09/30/2016
Christine Putnam, Term Expires - 09/30/2017
Rochelle Garwood, Term Expires - 09/30/2017
Lonnie Murray, Vice Chair, Term Expires - 09/30/2016
Peter Hatch, Term Expires - 09/30/2020
Nancy Weiss, Chair, Term Expires - 09/30/2020
Manuel Lerdau, Term Expires - 09/30/2020
VACANT, Term Expires - 09/30/2017 
Web site for more information www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=nhc 
Comments c of appointment letter to:

David Hannah

Note: Each committee member to receive copy of adopted Rules of Procedure. 

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