2017 June Agenda

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JUNE 7, 2017

Board Tour 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Members of the Board and staff will participate in a field trip to explore issues and activities related to forest and watershed health 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 Shaver Lake Village Hotel located in the Sierra National Forest, 42135 Tollhouse Rd, Shaver Lake, CA 93664. (MAP)

Reception 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Following the Board tour, Boardmembers and staff will attend a reception open to the public. The reception will be held at the Museum of the Central Sierra and Educational Center located at 42642 Tollhouse Road, Shaver Lake, CA 93664 (at the entrance to Camp Edison). (MAP)




JUNE 8, 2017

Board Agenda (PDF)

Board Materials – Complete Package (PDF)

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Board Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.      (End time is approximate)
Shaver Lake Community Center
41344 Tollhouse Road
Shaver Lake, CA 93664 (MAP)

I. Call to Order

II. Oath of Office for New Boardmembers

III. Roll Call

IV. Approval of March 2, 2017, Meeting Minutes (ACTION)
ACTION:    Boardmember Jack Garamendi moved, and Boardmember Tom Wheeler seconded, a motion to approve the March 2, 2017, meeting minutes. The motion passed unanimously.

V. Public Comments
Provide an opportunity for the public to comment on non-agenda items.

VI. Board Chair’s Report

VII. Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)
a. Administrative Update
b. Policy and Outreach UpdateAttachment APresentation
c. Tribal Forum Discussion Report
d. Sustainable Funding Committee Report
e. Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) Update
f. Miscellaneous Updates

VIII. 2017-18/2018-19 Proposition 1 Grant Guidelines (ACTION)Attachment AAttachment BPresentation
The Board may act to approve Proposition 1 Grant Guidelines for fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19.
ACTION:   Boardmember Bob Kirkwood moved, and Boardmember Tom Wheeler seconded, a motion for approval of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Proposition 1 Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 / 2018-19 Grant Guidelines, and authorized staff to implement the FY 2017-18 / 2018-19 Sierra Nevada Conservancy Grant Program. The motion passed unanimously.

IX. Strategic Assessment and Plan (ACTION) Attachment APresentation
The Board may act to extend the 2016-17 Action Plan beyond June 30, 2017, with modifications.
ACTION:    Boardmember Randy Fletcher moved, and Boardmember Bob Kirkwood seconded, a motion to approve the proposed revisions to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Strategic Action Plan, direct staff to implement approved actions through June 2018, and initiate a new strategic assessment and planning process as described in the staff report, culminating in a new Strategic Plan and Action Plan anticipated to be presented for Board review and approval in June 2018. The motion passed unanimously.  Board Chair Brissenden appointed a committee of Boardmembers Terry O’Brien and Doug Teeter to provide guidance to staff throughout the strategic planning process.

X. Tree Mortality and Forest Health and Resilience Discussion (INFORMATIONAL)
a. Staff will provide an update and overview of key recent research relating to the health and resilience of Sierra Nevada forests.Attachment APresentation
b. Staff will provide an overview of collaborative science-based efforts to inform management decisions in high tree-mortality areas.Attachment A

XI. Boardmembers’ Comments
Provide an opportunity for members of the Board to make comments on items not on the agenda.

XII. Public Comments
Provide an opportunity for the public to comment on non-agenda items.

XIII. Adjournment


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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).