Committee appointments are made by the County Board, The membership of the Committee consists of a maximum of 18 members. One County Board member, Directors of the Planning Department, Parks and Recreation Department and the Natural Resources District shall serve as ex-officio members with non-voting privileges.
Committee appointments are on a calendar year basis for a term of three years.
The members of the committee serve in an advisory capacity to the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners, related departments and others which might solicit their advice. The committee will assist in evaluating a long range, open space, land acquisition and/or land easement program as outlined in the Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan.
This committee is also charged with the responsibility of recommending to the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners those policies and programs which would benefit the plant and animal community in Lancaster County or the City of Lincoln.