2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Co-Patron(s): Landes
Natural Area Preserves

Item 362 #6h

Item 362 #6h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Natural Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation FY2019 $757,446 FY2020 $591,746 GF
FY2019 5.00 FY2020 5.00 FTE

Page 396, line 45, strike "$81,126,611" and insert "$81,884,057".
Page 396, line 45, strike "$127,331,015" and insert "$127,922,761".

Page 399, line 35, strike the first "$500,000" and insert "$1,257,446".

Page 399, line 35, strike the second "$500,000" and insert "$1,091,746".

Page 399, at the end of line 38, insert:

"Of the amount appropriated in this paragraph, $757,446 the first year, $591,746 the second year shall be used to support five additional positions in the Natural Heritage Program."


(This amendment provides an additional five positions at a cost of $591,746 plus $165,700 in one-time start-up costs for DCR's Natural Heritage Program. The positions would include two operations stewards to support increased challenges of resource management and public access to Natural Area Preserves in the Shenandoah Valley and Southeast Regions, an environmental review specialist to expedite and expand revenue-generating environmental review services to local and state government agencies, conservation organizations and the private sector; a state resource inventory biologist to conduct critical updates to the agency's aging natural resources field inventory-based data, information and services; and a state pollinator biologist to support an array of conservation and development projects in the interest of maintaining and managing ecologically and economically viable pollinator populations in Virginia.)