In January 2000, the Pinelands Commission established a Science Advisory Committee (SAC) to provide advice on the Commission’s science program. Committee members are Drs. Walt Bien, John Dighton, Richard Lathrop, Robert Nicholson, and Peter Oudemans. Dr. Lathrop chairs the committee. The SAC periodically reviews Science Office activities, including the preparation of technical reports, research proposals, and work plans, and recommends long-term research priorities.