2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Natural Heritage Program Restoration

Item 364 #4s

Item 364 #4s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Natural Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation FY2017 $0 FY2018 $500,000 GF
FY2017 0.00 FY2018 2.00 FTE

Page 359, line 36, strike "$35,500,035" and insert "$36,000,035".

Page 362, line 29, strike "$500,000 in the second year" and insert "$1,000,000 in the second year".

Page 362, line 31, strike "61" and insert "63".


(This amendment provides an additional $500,000 in the second year for the Natural Heritage Program as part of the ongoing base budget in support of active Natural Area Preserve and Natural Heritage Resources conservation across Virginia and the Commonwealth’s 63 Natural Area Preserves as recommended by the Board of Conservation as part of an overall rebenchmark of $2.9M. Since 2002, the Natural Area Preserve System has grown by 35 natural areas, 106 tracts of land and 37,237 acres while total staffing for the program has shrunk from 48 to 45 FTEs. These funds would support an additional 2 FTEs and provide operating expenses to support public access, boundaries, gates, gravel for roads and parking, trails development and signage, field surveys, law enforcement, invasive species control, fire management, habitat restoration, and hunting.)