Selection and Management Committee (SMC)
Established in 1990, the SMC serves as an expert scientific advisory committee to the Board and to EEL Staff on all issues involving the acquisition
and management of environmentally endangered lands within the EEL Program protected area network. The SMC reviews all parcels nominated for
public acquisition and makes recommendations to the Board based on scientific criteria as established by the EEL Program Land Acquisition Manual (LAM). The SMC works directly with the EEL Program Manager, each regional sanctuary manager and other Citizens Advisory Committees to approve the management plans for EEL sanctuaries. Meets monthly.
Membership consists of eight individuals who will serve for a minimum term of two years. The qualifications of all applicants or nominees responding to a call by the County Commissioners for EEL Selection and Management Committee volunteers shall be reviewed by a Qualifying Committee consisting of the EEL Program Manager, the Chairman of the Procedures Committee (or their designee), and
the Director of Human Resources (or their designee).
Staff will present the list of all applicants/nominees to the Qualifying Committee for review and initial ranking based on their level of experience and education. Qualifications for EEL Selection
and Management Committee members are outlined in the EEL Land Acquisition Manual (page 2-18). Applicants / Nominees being recommended by the TDC and EDC will not be reviewed or ranked by the Qualifying Committee or the Procedures Committee, but will be presented to the County Commission for final ranking along with the list of science applicants
The Qualifying Committee will present the list of all applicants / nominees to the Procedures Committee including identification of those applicants / nominees that have been determined by the Qualifying Committee to be qualified. The qualified
applicants will be identified by their initial ranking.
The Procedures Committee will review the list of applicants presented by the Qualifying Committee and will verify the final list of qualified applicants / nominees through a majority vote. County EEL staff will provide the list of the qualified applicants/nominees in ranked order from highest to lowest to the Board for reviewand final ranking.