Pine Barrens Protected Lands Council
as of March 2010
See Section 7.1 of the Pine Barrens Plan Volume 1 for the Council's mission statement.
See the October 2009 reorganization of the Council here.
See the Stewardship web page for a fuller discussion of the Council's past and present work.
Participating Organizations are both governmental and private.

Some of these are shown here.
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory 
  • Brookhaven Town Environmental Protection Division
  • Central Pine Barrens Law Enforcement Council 
  • Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists 
  • Hiking Long Island
  • Long Island Field Trial Association
  • Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference 
  • Long Island Power Authority
  • Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference
  • Long Island Trail Lovers Coalition
  • Nassau-Suffolk Horsemen's Association
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 
  • New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (Connetquott and Brookhaven Parks)
  • Quality Parks
  • Quogue Wildlife Refuge
  • Riverhead Town 
  • Southampton Town
  • Suffolk Alliance of Sportsmen, Inc.
  • Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation 
  • Suffolk County Department of Planning 
  • Suffolk County Water Authority 
  • The Nature Conservancy - Long Island Chapter
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service  (see Long Island Refuge Complex)
Chair and Vice Chair
  • Chair (since February 2010):  Mr. Thomas Casey, Board Member Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference and Long Island Pine Barrens Society
  • Vice Chair (since February 2010): Dr. Timothy Green, Cultural and Natural Resource Manager, Brookhaven National Labortaory
  • Prior Co-Chairs
    • Mr. Charles T. Hamilton, Natural Resources Director, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 1  (Nov. 1995 through Feb. 2010)
    • Mr. Michael R. Frank, R.L.A., former Commissioner,  Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation (Nov. 1995 through March 2000)
    • Mr. Peter A. Scully, former Commissioner, Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation (March 2000 through July 2003)
    • Ms. Judith A. Gordon, former Commissioner, Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation (July 2003 through Jan. 2004)
    • Mr. Ronald F. Foley, former Commissioner, Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation (Jan. 2004 through Aug.(?) 2007)
    • Mr. John W. Pavacic, Commissioner, Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation (Oct. 2007 through Feb. 2010)
    Meeting and
    Other Committee
    Information
    Generally meets four times per year, with additional meetings scheduled as needed.  Locations vary.  See the current schedule for the next meeting and directions.  See this link for meeting minutes.

    The Protected Lands Council is also a voting organizational member of the Central Pine Barrens Wildfire Task Force.