2012 September Agenda

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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 Theresa Burgess at (530) 823-4672 or toll free at (877) 257-1212. September 5 & 6 – South Central Subregion Mariposa Fairgrounds 5700 Fairgrounds Road, Building A – Sequoia Hall Mariposa, CA  95338

September 5, 2012 Board Tour 1:00 – 4:30 PM Tour Itinerary (MAP) Members of the Board and staff will participate in a field trip to explore issues and activities relevant to the SNC’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 Best Western located at:  4999 Highway 140 Mariposa, CA  95338. (MAP)

Reception 5:30 – 7:30 PM Following the Board tour, Boardmembers and staff will attend a reception open to the public.  The reception will be held at Mariposa Park Pavilion (MAP) located at: 4998 County Park Road, Mariposa, CA  95338.

September 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 June 7, 2012 Meeting Minutes (ACTION) Action: Boardmember Kirkwood moved and Boardmember Arcularius seconded a motion to approve the June 7, 2012 meeting minutes. Boardmember Brissenden abstained from voting. 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. Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)
a.    Administrative Update
b.    2012-13 Preservation of Ranches and Agricultural Lands Grant Program Update
c.    South Central Subregion Report
d.    Fund Development

VII. Deputy Attorney General’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)

VIII. Discussion on Organization of SNC Activities (INFORMATIONAL)Presentation The Board will be provided an overview of SNC activities, organized in seven program areas, as well as the relationship of these program areas to the 2012-13 Action Plan.

IX. 2011-12 Proposition 84 Grant Awards  Phase II (ACTION)Exhibit AExhibit BExhibit CExhibit DExhibit EExhibit FAttachment AAttachment BAttachment CPresentation The Board may act to authorize a second phase of grant awards for the 2011-12 Proposition 84 Healthy Forests grant program. Action: Boardmember Nunes moved and Boardmember Stetson seconded a motion to adopt necessary California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings and authorize the Executive Officer to file Notice(s) of Determination for projects approved or conditionally approved; authorize the grants listed in Agenda Item IX, Exhibit A, including conditional authorization of project 489-Campstool Ranch and Working Forests, pending final appraisal approval; conditionally authorize projects 502- Blacksmith Ecological Restoration Project, 519-Leek Springs Meadow Restoration – Baseline Monitoring, Assessment and Restoration Plan, 523- Maidu Meadow Restoration and Riparian Enhancements South Fork Wolf Creek, and 616- Mt. Ralston Community Defense Zone, with direction that these projects be funded only if project 489-Campstool Ranch and Working Forests, does not obtain appraisal approval prior to November 1; and, the Board authorizes staff to enter into the necessary agreements for the recommended projects and direct staff to file the appropriate CEQA documentation with the State Clearinghouse. The motion passed unanimously.

X. Mokelumne Avoided Cost Analysis (INFORMATIONAL) —  Presentation The Board will be updated on work that is occurring as part of the Mokelumne Environmental Benefits Project.

XI. Air and Water Quality and Climate System Indicators Report (ACTION)Attachment The Board will review the System 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 third System Indicators Report. The motion passed unanimously.

XII. Updates on Various SNC Activities (INFORMATIONAL).
a. California State Water Plan
b. Annual Report

XIII. Boardmembers’ Comments Provide an opportunity for members of the Board to make comments on non-agenda items. XIV. Public Comments Provide an opportunity for the public to comment on non-agenda items.

XV. 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).