2019 June Agenda

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JUNE 5, 2019
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 recreation and tourism and resilient communities 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 at Circle Park in downtown Kernville, adjacent to Kernville Road, between Blue Rd. and Tobias Street. (MAP)

Reception // 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Following the Board tour, Boardmembers and staff will attend a reception open to the public. The reception will be held at the Kern Valley Museum located at 49 Big Blue Road in Kernville, CA. (MAP)

JUNE 6, 2019
Board Meeting // 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Kern River Valley Senior Center (End time is approximate)
6405 Lake Isabella Boulevard
Lake Isabella, CA 93240 (MAP) 
Board Agenda // Meeting Materials – Complete Package (.pdf)

I. Call to Order

II. Oath of Office for New Boardmembers

III. Roll Call

IV. Approval of March 7, 2019, Meeting Minutes (ACTION)

V. Board Chair’s Report (ACTION)
The Board may take action to adopt SNC Resolution No. 6-19-01, honoring Bob Kingman for his service to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.

VI. Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)
a. Executive Officer Update
b. Administrative Update
c. Policy and Outreach Update // Presentation 
d. Field Operations & Grants Update // Attachment A

VII. Sierra Nevada Strategic Investment Plan (INFORMATIONAL) // Presentation 
Staff will provide the Board with an overview of the Sierra Nevada Strategic Investment Plan and a summary of the high-level analyses that have been completed to support this effort.

VIII. Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program Block Grant (ACTION) // Presentation
The Board will consider and may act on a delegation of authority for the Executive Officer to administer grants under the Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program Block Grant.

IX. Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program Proposition 1 and Proposition 68 Forest Health Grant Award Recommendations (ACTION) // Attachment A // Attachment B // Presentation 
The Board may take action to adopt California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings and award grants for the following projects:
a. #1053 the ‘Inimim Forest Restoration Project – Phase 1 project in Nevada County in the amount of $300,000 to the Yuba Watershed Institute with a CEQA Notice of Exemption
b. #1056 the Sagehen Forest Project – Pushing the Larger Landscape Into Resiliency Through Fire project in Sierra and Nevada counties in the amount of $1,000,000 to the University of California, Berkeley, with a CEQA Notice of Exemption
c. #1063 the Von Der Ahe Forest Enhancement Project in Mariposa County in the amount of $721,487 to the Sierra Foothill Conservancy with a Notice of Determination as a Responsible Agency
d. #1082 the Genesee Valley Watershed Improvement Plan in Plumas County in the amount of $506,714 to the Plumas Audubon Society with a CEQA Notice of Determination as a Responsible Agency

X. CAL FIRE California Climate Investments (CCI) Agreement Authorizations (ACTION) // Attachment A: Projects Map
Pursuant to CCI grant agreement 8GG18601 between CAL FIRE and SNC, the Board may take action to adopt California Environmental Quality Act findings and award sub-grants or enter into contracts with partners to implement the following components of the grant:
a. #CCI001 the Blacksmith Project in the amount of $594,350 to the Eldorado National Forest with a CEQA Notice of Exemption

XI. National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) Grant (INFORMATIONAL) // Presentation
Staff will provide the Board with a status update on recent activities and next steps for the NDRC grant.

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

XIII. Public Comments
Provide an opportunity for members of the public who have not previously addressed the Board to comment on non-agenda items. The Board Chair reserves the right to limit the time allocated for each person providing public comment.

XIV. Adjournment


Meeting Materials are available on the SNC Web site at www.sierranevada.ca.gov. For additional information, or to submit written comments on any agenda item, please contact Ms. Armstrong at (530) 823-4700, toll free at (877) 257-1212, via email at Tristyn.armstrong@sierranevada.ca.gov, or in person or by mail at 11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205, Auburn CA 95603. If you need reasonable accommodations, please contact Ms. Armstrong at least five (5) working days in advance, including documents in alternative formats. 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 (a)(1).