Forestry Council

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Forestry Advisory Council
Department 
Agriculture
Governor Appointments 
10
Total Board Positions 
18
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143A-66.1
Ethics 
No
Term Length 
4 years
Purpose 
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 
Requirements 
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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