N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Local Advisory Committee Member Application

Current application period: June 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023

The N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve is seeking applications from citizens and community organizations to fill upcoming vacancies on its Local Advisory Committees. The Local Advisory Committees consist of citizens and representatives from community organizations, government agencies, and non-governmental partner organizations who provide staff with guidance and feedback regarding program activities and management of the Reserve sites. Effective committee members present and review information impartially, listen to and understand various points of view, and bring knowledge and experience representing relevant topical areas, according to the needs and uses at each site. Topical areas may include: education, research, commercial use, recreational use, traditional use such as hunting and fishing, neighboring property owner, citizen at large, volunteer, and non-profit community organization or interest group. Citizens and community organizations serve five-year terms. The Local Advisory Committee Operating Procedures document, available here outlines the roles and responsibilities of members and the selection process.

Newly appointed committee members will begin their terms in 2024.

If you are interested in applying for a vacancy, please complete this online application form or print and submit a completed application form via email or hard copy to the appropriate site manager listed below by June 30, 2023.

Northern Sites Manager (Currituck Banks, Kitty Hawk Woods, Buxton Woods)
Erik Alnes; erik.d.alnes@ncdenr.gov; 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954

Buckridge Site Manager (Buckridge)
Woody Webster; woody.webster@ncdenr.gov; P.O. Box 262, Columbia, N.C. 27925

Central Sites Manager (Rachel Carson, Permuda Island)
Paula Gillikin; paula.gillikin@ncdenr.gov; 101 Pivers Island Road, Beaufort, N.C. 28516

Southern Sites Manager (Masonboro Island, Zeke’s Island, Bald Head Woods, Bird Island)
Elizabeth Pinnix; elizabeth.pinnix@ncdenr.gov; 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane, Wilmington, N.C. 28409

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