Natural Heritage Committee seeks funding, staff support for biodiversity efforts

The Albemarle County Natural Heritage Committee (NHC) was formed in July 2005 to advise the Board of Supervisors and other County officials on how the County can preserve its biological character. Since then, they have added information to a biodiversity database, created several data layers in the County’s Geographic Information System (GIS) which depict the location of natural resources, and are in the process of creating a forest monitoring network in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service. Another project involves creating a biodiversity action plan to inform landowners of resources that could be on their property.

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