2012 December Agenda

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Board Agenda (PDF)

Board Materials – Complete Package (PDF)

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December 5-6, 2012
Caltrans – District 3 Office
Sierra Nevada Conference Room
703 B Street
Marysville, CA 95901  (MAP)

December 5, 2012
Board Tour 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Tour Itinerary (includes driving directions and map)
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 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 Comfort Suites located at: 1034 N. Beale Road, Marysville, CA 95901. (MAP)

Reception 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Following the Board tour, Boardmembers and staff will attend a reception open to the public.  The reception will be held at Alcouffe Community Center located at: 9185 Marysville Road, Oregon House, CA 95962. (MAP)

December 6, 2012 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 6, 2012 Meeting Minutes (ACTION)
Action:  Boardmember Arcularius moved and Boardmember Brissenden seconded a motion to approve the September 6, 2012 meeting minutes.  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 a Vice Chair for 2013 (ACTION)
The Board will elect a vice chair to serve during calendar year 2013.
Action:  Boardmember Arcularius moved and Boardmember Kirkwood seconded a motion to approve the nomination of Boardmember Wheeler as the Vice Chair for 2013.  The motion passed unanimously.

VII. 2013 Board Meeting Schedule (ACTION)
The Board will approve a schedule for Board meetings for calendar year 2013.
Action:  Boardmember Wheeler moved and Boardmember Brissenden seconded a motion to approve staff recommendation for the 2013 Board meeting schedule and direct staff to research moving the September meeting for Chair or Vice Chair to attend. The motion passed unanimously.

VIII. Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)
a.    Administrative Update
b.    Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery Update
c.    CA Bioenergy Action Plan – SNC’s RolePresentation
d.    2012-13 Grant Program Update
e.    Central Subregional Report

IX. Deputy Attorney General’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)

X. Forest System Indicators Report (ACTION)Attachment APresentation
The Board will review the Forest 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 fourth System Indicators Report and approve the creation of an additional System Indicators Report on Forest Health . The motion passed unanimously.

XI. Discussion on Future Proposition 84 Expenditures (INFORMATIONAL)
The Board will review staff recommendations on alternatives for expending Proposition 84 funds that remain after the March 2013 awards.

XII. Updates on Various SNC Activities (INFORMATIONAL).
a.    Sierra Nevada Forest and Community Initiative
b.    Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide Project
c.    Recognition of SNC’s meeting in all 22 counties of the Region

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




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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).