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State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

NEW JERSEY INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL

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COUNCIL MEMBERS

The New Jersey Invasive Species Council consists of the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection or his designee; the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture or his designee; the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation or his designee; and the Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Additional members of the Council are appointed by the Governor as follows: three representatives from conservation organizations; one representative from the agricultural sector; two representatives of the nursery and landscape sector; one representative of the New Jersey Agricultural Invasive Species Council; one representative from academia; and one or more representatives from the general public.

The Council consists of the following members:

John S. Watson, Jr., Designee for Commissioner Mark N. Mauriello, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Carl Schulze, Jr., Designee for Secretary Douglas H. Fisher, Department of Agriculture

David E. Earl, Designee for Commissioner Stephen Dilts, New Jersey Department of Transportation

Dung Nguyen, Designee for Secretary/CEO Caren S. Franzini, New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Three representatives from the conservation organizations:

Emile D. DeVito, Ph.D, Manager of Science and Stewardship, New Jersey Conservation Foundation

Troy Ettel, Director of Conservation, New Jersey Audubon Society

Steven Handel, Ph. D, Professor, Rutgers, The State University

One representative from the agricultural sector (vacant due to resignation)

Two represetatives of the nursery and landscape sector:

Donald Knezick, President, Pinelands Nursery and Supply

Carl Nordstrom, Executive Director, New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association

One representative of the New Jersey Agricultural Invasive Species Council:

Robert Housedorf, Black Oak Farm

One representative from academia:

Joan Ehrenfeld, Ph. D, Professor, Rutgers, The State University

One or more representatives from the general public:

Joseph Arsenault, Environmental Consultant

George Dean, Owner, Dean's Evergreens