Committees

Our committees help us expand our conservation, outreach, and advocacy efforts. If you have a passion or skillset that matches one of our committees, please email info@bayouland.org

Due to Covid-19, all BLC Committees will be held virtually until it is declared safe to meet in person.

LANDS COMMITTEE


Evaluates potential conservation projects, stewardship practices, and landowner outreach. Meetings: Second Monday of each month, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Committee Chair: Dr. Matthew Berg Staff Liaison: Becky Martinez and Suzanne Simpson




COMMUNITY CONSERVATION COMMITTEE


Identifies and creates opportunities for members and volunteers to increase their involvement in BLC's education, outreach, and stewardship programs. Meetings: Second Thursday of each month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Committee Chair: Staff Liaison: Melissa Carter




PUBLIC POLICY "POLICY AT THE PUB" COMMITTEE


Steers BLC's advocacy agenda and engagement with policy makers. Meetings: Third Thursday of each month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Committee Chair: Kelly Dietrich Staff Liaison: Jill Boullion




LAND LOVER GALA COMMITTEE


An exciting, working committee that helps to plan BLC’s annual fundraiser. Committee members help where they feel most comfortable. Planning includes everything that goes in to the event: sponsorships, decorations, program/speakers, silent auction, awards and raffle. Meetings: First Thursday of each month, 4:30-6 p.m. Committee Chair: Erin Valley Donato Staff Liaison: Melissa Carter




FINANCE COMMITTEE


Oversees BLC's expense and revenue budgets, and guides investment policy. Prior accounting or finance experience preferred. Meetings: First Monday of the month from 5-6 p.m. Committee Chair: Michael Nelson Staff Liaison: Jill Boullion




DEI&A Committee


Evaluates and integrates diversity, equity, inclusion, and access strategies for internal and external BLC activities

Meetings: Every 4 weeks on Fridays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Committee Co-Chairs: Lisa Lin and Rebecca Kuo Staff Liaison: Suzanne Simpson