Statutory language: §11-0327 Conservation Fund Advisory Board.
The New York State Conservation Fund Advisory Board (CFAB) was established by law to make recommendations to state agencies on state government plans, policies, and programs affecting fish and wildlife.
The Conservation Fund Advisory Council was first established as a branch of the State Executive Department (State Finance Law, §83 Conservation Fund). In 1994, the Council was re-established as the Conservation Fund Advisory Board (CFAB) and was moved from Executive Law to Environmental Conservation Law (§11-0327 Conservation Fund Advisory Board).
NYS Conservation Fund Advisory Board
Albany, NY 12233-4800
- Review the allocations and expenditures of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for fish and wildlife purposes.
- Release information or reports to the sportsmen/women and the general public regarding the conservation fund and fish and wildlife programs.
- Consult with fish and wildlife interests and render annual reports to the Commissioner of DEC on fiscal needs and make recommendations on how such needs shall be met.
- Assist DEC's efforts to expand available sources of income for the conservation fund and provide advice toward the needs of various fish and wildlife programs.
- Encourage public participation in fishing, hunting and trapping and promote conservation and management of New York's natural resources.
More specific duties and responsibilities can be found within DEC's CFAB brochure (PDF).
Each of the eleven appointed CFAB voting members have long-standing interest, knowledge and experience in fish and wildlife management, including hunting, fishing, trapping and related conservation activities. At the time of designation, board members must hold a valid New York state hunting, fishing or trapping license and have held one three years prior. The members are not employees of DEC and voluntarily perform their responsibilities within their three year term. Of the eleven appointed members; one is chosen to represent the New York State Conservation Council Inc. (NYSCC), one to represent The New York State Fish and Wildlife Management Act Board (FWMB), and nine to represent the DEC regions with one resident per region. In addition, ex-officio, non-voting members also serve the Board.
|Timothy Huss (John J. Flanagan, Senate Majority Leader)
|Marc Osypian (John J. Flanagan, Senate Majority Leader)
|VACANT (Assembly Majority Speaker
|Vacant (Assembly Majority Speaker)
|Jason Kemper, Chair (Will Barclay, Assembly Minority Leader)
|Scott Faulkner (Robert G. Ortt, Senate Minority Leader)
|Anthony Kordziel (Region 5)
|NYS Conservation Council
|Bill Conners (Region 3)
|NYS Fish and Wildlife Management Board
|Senate Finance Committee Chair
|Senate Encon Committee Chair
|Sen. Pete Harckham
|Assemblymember Encon Committee Chair
|Deborah J. Click
Vacancies, Expired Terms, Terms Expiring Within One Year
Vacancies: Region 3 Assembly Appointment, Region 9 Assembly Appointment
Expired Terms: Timothy Huss, Mark Osypian,
Terms Expiring Within One Year: Brandon Dale, Nathaniel Galimore, Shari Dann
Process for Filling Vacancies
All voting members of the board shall serve terms of three years. An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be made for the remainder of the affected term in the same manner as the original appointment was made. Such appointment shall be made within sixty days of the date the position becomes vacant.
Conservation fund advisory board members shall receive no salary, but the necessary traveling expenses of voting members when attending meetings of the board shall be paid from moneys appropriated to the board for travel and shall be paid on vouchers certified by the chairman of the board upon the audit of the comptroller in the manner provided by law.
Meeting Minutes and Agendas
Notes taken at each meeting for the past three years are posted below: