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 ten (10) individuals who will serve for a minimum term of two years. The qualifications of all applicants 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). Three of the seats on the Selection and Management Committee are designated for a PC Member, REAC Member, and an appointee
recommended by the Tourist Development Council (TDC).
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 as follows:
- Have a willingness to serve in a voluntary capacity.
- Be willing to make a long-term commitment to the EEL Selection and Management Committee.
No further qualifications will be required for the member appointed through the TDC, EDC, Procedures Committee or Recreation Education Advisory Committee.
All remaining EEL Selection and Management Committee members shall:
- Have a four-year post-secondary academic degree (B.S. or equivalent) in biological or environmental sciences or demonstrated professional expertise (minimum six (6) years) in a closely related conservation field such as ecosystem management, natural
resources conservation, aquatic biology, field ecology, marine biology, botany, geology, hydrology, fire ecology, natural areas management, human use and recreation in natural areas, science education, or natural area sanctuary design.
- Have demonstrated knowledge of Brevard County ecosystems and specific knowledge of the habitat types and conservation land management techniques.
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/nominees.
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 review and final ranking.