2009 September Agenda

Below is the agenda in html format with agenda items linked to the staff report and supporting materials for that agenda item. If you can not view this in html we are providing a PDF of the agenda with links and of the Board Materials. If you are having difficulty reviewing these documents please send an email to geninfo@sierranevada.ca.gov.

September 23-24, 2009
PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn
1920 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA  96146

September 23, 2009                                                                                              
12:30 PM Valley Room

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Oath of Office for New Boardmembers

IV. Approval of March 5, 2009 Meeting Minutes

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

VI. Chairman’s Report  (INFORMATIONAL)
State Budget Update

VII. Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)

a. Budget/Staffing Update
b. Grants Program Status Update
c. Climate Change Initiative
d. Update on Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council Addendum
e. SNC License Plate Update
f. National Geographic Geotourism Project Update
g. Great Sierra River Cleanup Report
h. Central Sierra Resource Conservation and Development Council Overview

VIII. Deputy Attorney General’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)

IX. 2010 Board Meeting Schedule (ACTION)
The Board will review and approve a schedule of meetings for 2010.

X. 2009-10 Grant Guidelines (ACTION)
The Board will review the proposed grant guidelines for 2009-10 and may act upon the staff recommendation to approve the Guidelines.

XI. Consideration of Future Conditional Approval of 2008-09 Competitive Grants (ACTION)
The Board will discuss the possibility of conditional approval (conditioned upon funding availability) at the December 2009 Board meeting of competitive grant applications submitted during the 2008-09 grant cycle.

XII. 2008-09 Annual Report (ACTION)
The Board will review and may approve a final draft annual report for 2008-09.

XIII. Discussion of Subregional Assessments (INFORMATIONAL)
The Board will be provided an overview by staff of Subregional assessments of each of the six Subregions.

XIV. Boardmembers’ Comments

XV. Public Comments

XVI. Adjournment

September 24, 2009                                                                                                                               1:00 – 5:00 PM
Field Trip

Members of the Board and staff will participate in a field trip focusing on issues and activities relevant to the Conservancy’s mission in the Central Subregion.  The field trip will begin at the parking lot outside of Building 5, by of the village east road and will conclude at approximately 5:00 PM.  A detailed agenda for the field trip can be found at www.sierranevada.ca.gov.  Members of the public are invited to participate in the field trip but are responsible for their own lunch and transportation.  This event is being held jointly with the Regional Council of Rural Counties.

Meeting Materials are available on the SNC website at www.sierranevada.ca.gov.  For additional information or to submit written comment on any agenda item, please contact Mrs. Burgess at (530) 823-4672 or tburgess@sierranevada.ca.gov.  or 11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205, Auburn CA 95603.  If you need reasonable accommodations please contact Mrs. Burgess at least five working days in advance, including documents in alternative formats.

Closed Session: Following, or at any time during the meeting, the Conservancy may recess or adjourn to closed session to consider pending or potential litigation; property negotiations; or personnel-related matters.  Authority: Government Code Section 11126(a), (c) (7), or (e).