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Plant Conservation Scientific Committee

As stated in the NC Plant Conservation Act, the PC Scientific Committee consists of the Directors of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium, the North Carolina State University Herbarium, the North Carolina Botanical Garden of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences and the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources or their designees, a representative of the North Carolina Association of Nurserymen, Inc., appointed by the Commissioner, and a representative of a conservation organization, appointed by the Commissioner. Members shall serve for three year terms and may succeed themselves.

In summary, the powers and duties of the Scientific Commitee are:

(a) To gather and provide information and data and advise the Board with respect to all aspects of the biology and ecology of endangered and threatened plant species.
(b) To develop and present to the Board management and conservation practices for preserving endangered or threatened plant species.
(c) To recommend habitat areas for acquisition to the extent that funds are available or expected.
(d) To investigate and make recommendations to the Board as to the status of endangered, threatened plant species, or species of special concern.
(e) To make recommendations to the Board concerning regulation of the collection and shipment of endangered or threatened plant species within North Carolina.
(f) To review and comment on environmental impact statements prepared by State agencies on projects that may affect protected plants; and
(g) To advise the Board on matters submitted to the Scientific Committee by the Board or the Commissioner which involve technical questions and the development of pertinent rules and regulations, and make any recommendations as deemed by the Scientific Committee to be worthy of the Board's consideration.

Plant Conservation Scientific Committee Members

Dr. Alan S. Weakley (Chairperson)
NC Botanical Gardens
Campus Box 3280
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
Phone: 919-962-0578
UNC Herbarium
Term: 2011-2014

Mr. Dennis Niemeyer
Magnolia Ridge Farm
195 Macedonia Lake Dr.
Saluda, NC 28773
Phone: 800-525-3597
Fax: 800-525-3598
Cell: 828-606-0793

N.C Nursery & Landscape Association (Appointed by the Commissioner)
Term: 2011-2014

Dr. Alvin Braswell (Retired)
Deputy Museum Director for Operations
N. C. State Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1029
Phone : 919-801-4646

Representing N.C. State Museum of Natural Sciences
Term: 2015-2018

Dr. Richard R. Braham
Professor of Forestry
Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Campus Box 8002
North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, NC 27695-8002
Phone: 919-515-7568

N.C. State University Herbarium
Term: 2012-2014

Dr. Johnny Randall
North Carolina Botanical Garden
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
CB # 3375, Totten Center
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
Phone: 919-962-0522
Fax: 919-962-3531
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Term: 2011-2014
Mr. Hervey McIver
Onslow Bight Project Director
The Nature Conservancy
334 Blackwell Street, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27701-2394
Phone: 919-794-4396
Fax: 919-403-0379
Conservation Organization (Appointed by the Commissioner)
Term: 2012-2014
Ms. Laura Robinson
North Carolina Natural Heritage Program
1601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1601
Phone: 919-707-8647
Natural Heritage Program
Term: 2011-2014

Rev. 7/8/2015

For Additional Information Contact:
NC Plant Conservation Program Administrator - David Welch
Phone: (919) 707-3760 | FAX: (919) 733-1041

NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division - Plant Protection Section
Plant Pest Administrator - Phillip L. Wilson
Mailing Address: 1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1060
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27603
Phone: 919) 707-3753 | FAX: (919) 733-1041