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DECEMBER 6, 2017

Board Tour    1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Members of the Board and staff will participate in a field trip to explore issues and activities related to forest and watershed health 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 in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites located at 101 Clinton Road in Jackson, CA 95642. (MAP)

Reception    5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Following the Board tour, Boardmembers and staff will attend a reception open to the public. The reception will be held at the Hotel Leger located at 8304 Main Street in Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245. (MAP)

DECEMBER 7, 2017

Board Agenda (PDF)

Board Materials Complete Package (PDF)

To RSVP for the Board meeting, please visit our registration page, if you have any questions please contact Tristyn Armstrong at (530) 823-4700 or toll free at (877) 257-1212.

Board Meeting     8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.       (End time is approximate)
Mokelumne Hill Town Hall
8283 Main Street
Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 (MAP)

I.    Call to Order

II.    Oath of Office for New Boardmembers

III.    Roll Call

IV.    Closed Session (This portion of the meeting is not open to the public.)
Evaluation of the performance of the Executive Officer by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board. (Government Code, Section 11126, subdivision (a)(1))

A waiting area will be provided for members of the public and staff not participating in the closed session.


V.    Approval of September 7, 2017, Meeting Minutes (ACTION)

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

VII.    Board Chair’s Report (ACTION)
The Board may take action to adopt SNC Resolution No. 12-17-01:
Honoring Robert Kirkwood for his service on the SNC Governing Board.
The Board may take action to adopt SNC Resolution No. 12-17-02:
Honoring John Brissenden for his service on the SNC Governing Board.

VIII.    Election of Chair and Vice Chair (ACTION)
The Board will elect a Chair and Vice Chair for 2018.

IX.    2018 Board Meeting Schedule (ACTION)

The Board will review and approve a schedule for Board meetings for calendar year 2018.

X.    Strategic Assessment and Plan Update (ACTION) -- Attachment A -- Presentation
The Board will review and discuss key issues to be addressed in the Strategic Assessment and revised Strategic Plan and will consider the staff request to change the deadline for completion of the Strategic Plan from June to September.

XI.    Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)
a.    Administrative Update
b.    Policy and Outreach Update -- Attachment A -- Presentation
c.    Proposition 84 Grant Award under Delegated Authority
d.    Tribal Forum Discussion Report
e.    Miscellaneous Updates

XII.    2016-17 Sierra Nevada Conservancy Annual Report (ACTION)
Staff will recommend format and content for the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Annual Report and the Board may act to approve the recommendation.

XIII.    Joint Powers Agreement between Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the  California Tahoe Conservancy (ACTION) -- Attachment A
The Board may authorize the Executive Officer to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement with the California Tahoe Conservancy for purposes of efficient cooperation on implementation of projects and policies.

XIV.    Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) Update (INFORMATIONAL)

Staff will provide the Board with an update on key accomplishments and next steps with the WIP.

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

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

XVII.    Adjournment


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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 (a)(1).