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June 11-12, 2014
Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds, Ingram Hall
44218 A Street
McArthur, CA 96056 (MAP)
June 11, 2014
Board Tour 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Members of the Board and staff will participate in a field trip to explore issues and activities relevant to ranching and agricultural lands in the North Subregion. Members of the public are invited to participate in the field tour but are responsible for their own transportation. The tour will begin at the PG&E launch site parking lot on Main Street/River Street, ½ mile south of Hwy 299 in downtown Fall River Mills. (MAP)
Reception 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Following the Board tour, Boardmembers and staff will attend a reception open to the public. The reception will be held at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch, 17855 Doty Road, Hat Creek, CA 96040. ()
June 12, 2014
Board Meeting 9:00 – 1:00 PM (End time of the meeting is approximate)
I. Call to Order – Audio
II. Roll Call – Audio
IV. (ACTION) –
ACTION: Boardmember Kirkwood moved and Boardmember Brissenden seconded a motion to approve the March 13, 2014 Meeting Minutes with Boardmember Boitano’s edits incorporated. The motion was passed unanimously.
VII. Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL) –
a. – Attachment A – Presentation
b. Policy and Outreach Update – Presentation
c. Ranching and Agricultural Lands – Presentation
Guest Speaker: Penny Leff, Agritourism Coordinator, UC ANR Small Farm Program – Audio
d. Miscellaneous Updates – Audio
VIII. Deputy Attorney General’s Report (INFORMATIONAL) –
IX. 2013-14 Healthy Forests/Abandoned Mine Lands Grant Awards (ACTION)
Exhibit A – Presentation – Audio
The Board may take action on recommended grants to be awarded under the 2013-14 Grant Program. Staff will present the following projects and their related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) document to the Board for Action:
• Project #791 – Oro De Amador Removal Action Workplan with Notice of Exemption from CEQA – Audio
• Project #781 – Camptonville Forest Biomass Business Center Feasibility Study with Notice of Exemption from CEQA – Audio
• Project #802 – Upper Stevens Meadow Project with Notice of Exemption from CEQA – THIS PROJECT IS BEING REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, BUT MAY BE CONSIDERED AT A FUTURE BOARD MEETING.
ACTION: Boardmember Kirkwood moved and Boardmember Brissenden seconded the motion to (a) approve, and authorize the Executive Officer to file, Notices of Exemption for the Oro De Amador Removal Action Work Plan Project (SNC #791); and, the Camptonville Forest Biomass Business Center Feasibility Study Project (SNC #781). The motion passed unanimously.
XI. (ACTION) – Attachment A – Presentation – Audio
The Board may act to approve the Action Plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
ACTION: Boardmember Kirkwood moved and Boardmember Hunt seconded the motion to approve the proposed Sierra Nevada Conservancy 2014-15 Action Plan, with the direction that staff will provide a recommendation at the September Board meeting as to any adjustments to the Annual Plan necessary to adequately address the priority issues relating to forest health, fire, and water. The motion passed unanimously.
XII. Mokelumne Watershed Avoided Cost Analysis (INFORMATIONAL) – Presentation – Audio
Staff will present the final report of the Mokelumne Watershed Avoided Cost Analysis and discuss the outreach efforts.
XIII. Boardmembers’ Comments – Audio
Provide an opportunity for members of the Board to make comments on items not on the agenda.
XIV. Public Comments – Audio
Provide an opportunity for the public to comment on non-agenda items.
XV. Adjournment – Audio
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 Ms. Armstrong at (530) 823-4700, toll free at (877) 257-1212; or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org., or in person or mail at: 11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205, Auburn CA 95603. If you need reasonable accommodations, including documents in alternative formats, please contact Ms. Armstrong, at least five (5) working days in advance.
Closed Session: Following, or at any time during the meeting, the Board may recess or adjourn to closed session to consider pending or potential litigation; property negotiations; or personnel-related matters. Authority: Government Code Section 11126, subdivision (e)(2)(B)(i).