2017 June Agenda


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MARCH 1, 2017

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Summit 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Interest on a Past-Due Bill: Funding Watershed Restoration and Forest Health
Cal EPA Headquarters Building – Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814 (MAP)

We will begin the day with a look at the state of the Sierra and how rural communities – and the people in those communities – play an essential role in the way California responds to a changing climate and other stressors. Moving into the afternoon, a diverse panel will introduce a number of potential investment models, and then experts will focus specifically on the concept of an end-user fee on water or other commodity (commonly known as a “public goods charge”) for an in-depth discussion.


MARCH 2, 2017

Board Agenda (PDF)

Board Materials – Complete Package (PDF)

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Board Meeting                                                             9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (End time is approximate)
California Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 (MAP)

I. Call to Order


II. Oath of Office for New Boardmembers


III. Roll Call


IV. Approval of December 8, 2016, Meeting Minutes (ACTION)
ACTION:  Boardmember Bob Kirkwood moved, and Boardmember Terrence O’Brien seconded, a motion to approve the December 8, 2016, meeting minutes. Boardmember Jeff Griffiths and Boardmember Doug Teeter abstained. 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. Tree Mortality Task Force UpdateAttachment APresentation

d. AB 32 Scoping Plan/Forest Carbon Plan Update

e. Miscellaneous Updates

VIII. Discussion Regarding Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program  Investment Summit (ACTION)

The Board will discuss the prior day’s presentations and discussions relating to potential sources of future investment in support of the Watershed Improvement Program and may provide direction to staff on next steps.
ACTION:  Boardmember Bob Johnston moved, and Boardmember Tom Wheeler seconded, a motion to approve Approach 2: A Research approach, as outlined in the March 7, 2017, Agenda Item VIII, Discussion Regarding Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) Investment Summit Discussion staff report, and direct staff to take the necessary actions for its successful implementation, and report back to the Board regularly on progress. The motion passed unanimously.

IX. Proposition 1 Draft Grant Guidelines (INFORMATIONAL)Attachment APresentation

Staff will provide an overview of the draft 2017-18/2018-19 Proposition 1 Guidelines. The Board may provide direction on modifications to the draft Guidelines.

X. Update on Relevant Science and Research Related to Forest Health and Resilience (INFORMATIONAL)Presentation

Staff will provide an update and overview of key recent research relating to the health and resilience of Sierra forests.

XI. Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) Update (INFORMATIONAL)

Staff will provide the Board with an update on the Sierra Nevada WIP.

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 the public to comment on non-agenda items.

XIV. 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 (a)(1).