Forestry Council

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Forestry Advisory Council
Governor Appointments 
Total Board Positions 
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143A-66.1
Term Length 
4 years
The council advises the Department of Agriculture on all matters concerning the protection, management and preservation of state-owned, privately-owned and municipally-owned forests. The council oversees the continuous monitoring and planning process, provides a forum for the identification, discussion and development of recommendations, undertakes studies and makes reports as directed.

Current Members

Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Sam Cook 8/20/20216/30/2025LimitedRegistered Forester Representing Primary Forest Products Industry
Bryan R. Land 10/10/20196/30/2023LimitedRepresentative with Experience in City and Regional Planning
Julius Tillery 12/21/20176/30/2025LimitedNonindustrial Woodland Owner Involved in Forest Management
Riddick Ricks 12/19/20176/30/2025LimitedNonindustrial Woodland Owner Involved in Forest Management
Justin Robinson 12/19/20176/30/2025LimitedRepresentative of Environmental or Wildlife Conservation Organization
Allen L. Plaster 10/25/20026/30/2023LimitedConsulting Forester
Zakiya Holmes Leggett 1/10/20196/30/2022Limitedforest scientists with knowledge of the functioning and management of forest ecosystems.
Tom Gower 10/15/20196/30/2023LimitedForest Scientist
Michael Almond 10/11/20196/30/2023LimitedRepresentative of Banking Institution that Manages Forestland
Caitlin Burke 1/10/20196/30/2023LimitedExpert in Urban Forestry

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