7,010: Management of George Whittell Forest and Wildlife Area

Revised: January 2017

It is the policy of the University of Nevada, Reno that the George Whittell Forest and Wildlife Area be maintained so that (1) most of its area shall be preserved as a primitive area for research and (2) small and limited areas shall be designated as class use areas for experimentation and instruction.

Management of the Whittell Forest and Wildlife Area is vested in the Whittell Forest Board of Control, which shall be responsible directly to the Vice President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) or designee. The Board is charged with the supervision, management and control of the area and shall establish and enforce rules and regulations for the use of the area.

The Board shall consist of 13 members, composed mainly of individuals representing those portions of the University that will use the area. Members of the Board shall be appointed by the VPRI or designee and shall serve renewable terms of two years. Members of the Board shall serve at the pleasure of the VPRI. The VPRI may terminate an appointment without cause or reasons.

The VPRI or designee shall appoint a Director to manage the day-to-day business of the area. The Director shall serve a renewable term of three years and shall be responsible to and be supervised by the VPRI or designee. The Director shall serve at the pleasure of the VPRI. The VPRI may terminate an appointment without cause, reasons or right of reconsideration.