FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, DEC. 7, 2010
Gene Cross, director
NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division
Troxler appoints Greensboro resident to Plant Conservation Board
RALEIGH — Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler has appointed Katherine K. Schlosser of Greensboro to the N.C. Plant Conservation Board.
Schlosser is filling an unexpired term as an at-large member of the board. Her term runs through September 2012.
“Kathy Schlosser brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the N.C. Plant Conservation Board,” Troxler said. “In addition to her educational background, her volunteer experience related to plant conservation and native plants will serve her well in this role.”
Schlosser earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in human relations and communications from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Following her retirement as a communications and diversity training consultant, she has volunteered with several organizations, including the Friends of Sauratown Mountains, N.C. Native Plant Society, Herb Society of America, N.C. Herb Society and Friends of Plant Conservation. She has edited several organizational publications and is a frequent contributor to newspapers and other periodicals on subjects related to native plants. She received the Foster Award for Excellence in Herbal Literature.
The N.C. Plant Conservation Board was established by the General Assembly in 1979 to protect and conserve the state’s threatened and endangered plants and species of special concern. The seven-member board’s key responsibilities include establishing and maintaining the lists of endangered, threatened and special-concern plants, implementing regulations related to the sale or collection of listed plants and implementing plant conservation programs. Four members are appointed by the governor and three by the agriculture commissioner.
For additional information related to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Plant Conservation Program, visit www.ncagr.gov/plantindustry/plant/plantconserve.