2010 December 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 cannot view this in html we are providing a PDF of the agenda and of the Board Materials (1.8mb). If you are having difficulty reviewing these documents please send an email to geninfo@sierranevada.ca.gov.

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December 1-2, 2010 South Central Subregion
Angelo’s Hall
11209 State Street
Columbia, CA 95310


December 1, 2010
Board Tour
1:30 – 4:30 PM
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 in the main parking lot of the Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia, CA 95310.

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 Angelo’s Hall located at 11209 State Street, Columbia, CA 95310.

December 2, 2010
Board Meeting
9:00 – 1:00 PM (End time of the meeting is approximate)

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of September 2, 2010 Meeting Minutes (ACTION)
Action: Boardmember Kirkwood moved and Boardmember Owens seconded a motion to approve the September 2, 2010 meeting minutes. The motion passed unanimously.

IV. Public Comments

V. Board Chair’s Report

a. Subregion Representatives for 2011-2012

VI. Election of a Vice Chair for 2011
The Board will elect a Vice Chair for 2011.
Action: Boardmember McQuiston moved and Boardmember Owens seconded a motion to nominate Boardmember Nunes as the 2011 Vice Chair. The motion passed unanimously.

VII. Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)

a. Budget and Staffing
b. Grants Update Presentation
c. South Central Subregion Report Presentation
d. Great Sierra River Cleanup Final Report Presentation
e. Sierra Nevada Forest and Community Initiative Update
f. Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council Update

VIII. Deputy Attorney General’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)

IX.2011 Board Meeting Schedule (INFORMATIONAL)
The Board will review the proposed schedule of meetings for 2011 and may make changes to the meeting schedule.
Action: Boardmember Owens moved and Boardmember Kirkwood seconded the staff recommendation for the 2011 Board meeting schedule, as modified. The motion passed unanimously.

X. Strategic Plan Areas of Focus (ACTION) Attachment A Attachment B Presentation
The Board will consider recommendations on, and may act to approve, the Areas of Focus for the SNC’s Strategic Plan.
Action: Boardmember Owens moved and Boardmember Kirkwood seconded the staff recommendation of alternative 1 for the Strategic Plan Areas of Focus. Boardmember Johnston opposed staff recommendation. The motion passed.

XI. 2011-12 Grant Program (INFORMATIONAL)
The Board will consider alternatives for the 2011-12 Grant Program and may provide direction to staff.

XII. Boardmembers’ Comments

XIII. Public Comments

XIV. 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 Mrs. Burgess at (530) 823-4672, or toll free at (877) 257-1212, via email 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).