2011 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 (2.0mb). If you are having difficulty reviewing these documents please send an email to geninfo@sierranevada.ca.gov.

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December 7-8, 2011
Hugh M. Burns Fresno State Building
2550 Mariposa Mall, Room #1036
Fresno, CA  93704 (Map)

December 7, 2011
Board Tour  12:30 – 5:30 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 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 Radisson Hotel & Conference Center located at 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno.

Reception  6:00 – 7:30 PM
Following the Board tour, Boardmembers and staff will attend a reception open to the public.  The reception will be held in the lobby of Baker, Manock, and Jensen, located at 5260 N. Palm Avenue, Fourth Floor, Fresno.

December 8, 2011
Board Meeting 9:30 – 1:00 PM
(End time of the meeting is approximate)

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of September 8, 2011 Meeting Minutes (ACTION)
There were no changes to the September Meeting Notes.

Action: Boardmember Kirkwood moved and Boardmember Dahle seconded a motion to approve the September 8, 2011 Meeting Minutes.  Boardmember Pland abstained from voting.  The motion passed unanimously.

IV. Public Comments
Opportunity for the public to comment on non-agenda items.

V. Board Chair’s Report

VI. Election of Vice Chair (ACTION)
The Board will elect a Vice Chair for 2012.

Action: Boardmember Dahle moved and Boardmember Kirkwood seconded a motion to approve the nomination of Boardmember Linda Arcularius as Vice Chair for 2012. The motion passed unanimously.

VII. Board Meeting Calendar 2012 (ACTION)
The Board will approve a schedule for Board meetings for calendar year 2012.

Action: Boardmember Kirkwood moved and Boardmember Dahle seconded a motion to approve staff recommendation for the 2012 Board meeting schedule. The motion passed unanimously.

VIII. Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)


a. Administrative Issues
b. Board Receptions
c. 2011-12 Healthy Forests Grant Program Update Presentation
d. South Subregion Report Presentation

IX. Deputy Attorney General’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)

X. Land Conservation and Wildlife Habitat System Indicators Report (ACTION) Attachment A Presentation
The Board will review the Land Conservation and Wildlife Habitat Indicators Report and may take action on the staff recommendation to approve it.

Action: Boardmember Kirkwood moved and Boardmember Brissenden seconded a motion to approve the second System Indicators Report.  The motion passed unanimously.

XI. 2012-13 Action Plan (INFORMATIONAL)
The Board will be updated on the development of the 2012-13 Action Plan.

XII. 2012-13 Preservation of Ranches and Agricultural Lands Grant Program Update (INFORMATIONAL)
Staff will provide an overview of plans for the 2012-13 grant cycle, including the process for revising Guidelines and a proposed timeline.

XIII. Updates on Various SNC Activities (INFORMATIONAL)


a. Sierra Nevada Forest and Community Initiative Update
b. Great Sierra River Cleanup Final Report Presentation
c. California State Water Plan Report Update Attachment A
d. Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council Update

XIV. Boardmembers’ Comments

XV. Public Comments

XVI. 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, toll free at (877) 257-1212; or via email at tburgess@sierranevada.ca.gov.  11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205, Auburn CA 95603.  If you need reasonable accommodations, including documents in alternative formats, please contact Mrs. Burgess at least five working days in advance of the meeting.

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).