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December 4 & 5 , 2013
Jackson Civic Center
33 Broadway
Jackson, CA  95642-2301 (MAP)


December 4, 2013
1:00 – 5:00 PM

Tour Agenda
Members of the Board and staff will participate in a field trip to explore issues and activities relevant to the Conservancy’s mission in the South Central Subregion.  Members of the public are invited to participate in the field tour but are responsible for their own transportation and lunch.  The tour will start at The National Hotel located at 2 Water Street in Jackson, CA. Please see map for public parking options.

Reception
5:30 – 7:00 PM

Following the Board tour, Boardmembers and staff will attend a reception open to the public.  The reception will be held at Stanley’s Steakhouse at The National Hotel located at 2 Water Street in Jackson, CA.
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December 5, 2013 9:00 – 1:00 PM
Board Meeting (End time of the meeting is approximate)

I.   Call to Order

II.  Roll Call

III. Approval of September 12, 2013 Meeting Minutes (ACTION)
Action:  Boardmember Wheeler moved and Boardmember Hunt seconded a motion to approve the September 12, 2013 meeting minutes with Boardmember Giacomini’s edits incorporated.  The motion passed unanimously.

IV. Public Comments
Provide an opportunity for the public to comment on non-agenda items.

V. Board Chair’s Report

VI. Election of Vice Chair for 2014 (ACTION)
The Board will elect a member to serve as Vice Chair for calendar year 2014.
Action:  Boardmember Wheeler moved and Boardmember Briggs seconded a motion to approve the nomination of Boardmember Hunt as the Vice Chair for 2014.  The motion passed unanimously.

VII. Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)
a. Administrative Update
b. Policy and Outreach Update -- Attachment A -- Attachment B
c. Abandoned Mine Lands Initiative Update -- Presentation
d. Joint Activities with Delta Conservancy
e. Mokelumne Avoided Cost Analysis -- Presentation
f. Bureau of Land Management Presentation

VIII. Deputy Attorney General’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)

IX. 2014 Board Meeting Schedule (ACTION)
The Board will review and approve a schedule for Board meetings for calendar year 2014.
Action:  Boardmember Wheeler moved and Boardmember Kirkwood seconded a motion to approve the 2014 Board Meeting Schedule with edits to the March and June dates.  The motion passed unanimously.

X. 2013-14 Healthy Forests/Abandoned Mine Lands Grant Awards (ACTION) -- Exhibit A
The Board may take action on recommended grants to be awarded under the 2013-14 grant program.
Action:  Boardmember Hunt moved and Boardmember Wheeler seconded a motion to adopt (a) California Environmental Quality Act statement of findings as a responsible agency, based on review of the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program adopted by the Eldorado County Resource Conservation District; (b) authorize a grant award for the Raintree Forest Health Project in the amount recommended by staff; (c) authorize staff to enter into the necessary grant agreements for this project; and (d) authorize staff to file a  Notice of Determination for SNC Project 783 with the State Clearinghouse. The motion passed unanimously.

XI. Allocation of Up to $ 1 million for Restoration and Rehabilitation Efforts Related to the Rim Fire (ACTION) -- Attachment A
The Board may act to authorize the award of up to $1 million of Proposition 84 funds for projects related to the restoration and rehabilitation of the area affected by the Rim Fire.
Action:  Boardmember Wheeler moved and Boardmember Giacomini seconded a motion to authorize expenditure of up to $1 Million of Proposition 84 funds, consistent with the criteria identified in the “Rim Fire Restoration Grant Guidance” document with Boardmember edits.  The motion passed unanimously.

XII. Agricultural Lands and Ranches System Indicators Report (ACTION) -- Attachment A -- Presentation
The Board will review the sixth and final Indicators Report and may take action on the staff recommendation to approve it.
Action:  Boardmember Kirkwood moved and Boardmember Wheeler seconded a motion to approve the Agricultural Lands and Ranches System Indicators Report with Boardmember edits and the addition of grazing allotment information.  The motion passed unanimously.

XIII. Boardmembers’ Comments
Provide an opportunity for members of the Board to make comments on items not on the agenda.

XIV.  Public Comments
Provide an opportunity for the public to comment on non-agenda items.

XV. Adjournment

 

 


Meeting Materials are available on the SNC Web site at www.sierranevada.ca.gov.  For additional information or to submit written comment on any agenda item, please contact Ms. Armstrong at (530) 823-4700, toll free at (877) 257-1212; or via email at tristyn.armstrong@sierranevada.ca.gov.  11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205, Auburn CA 95603.  If you need reasonable accommodations please contact Ms. Armstrong at least five working days in advance, including documents in alternative formats.

Closed Session: Following, or at any time during the meeting, the Board may recess or adjourn to closed session to consider pending or potential litigation; property negotiations; or personnel-related matters.  Authority: Government Code Section 11126, subdivision (e)(2)(B)(i).

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