The next Board meeting is scheduled for September 4 – 5, 2019, in Sacramento. Check out the Board meetings page for history of Board meetings and materials. Don’t forget to sign up to receive email notifications of meeting materials!
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s (SNC) Governing Board meets quarterly. During the early development of the SNC, the Board voted to move the meetings around the Region to meet in each of the 22 counties.
The Governing Board is made up of 16 members; 13 voting and 3 non-voting members. The voting members include five Governor’s appointments, two legislative appointments, and six Local Government representatives. Each of the six Subregions are represented by a member of the Board of Supervisors from a county within the (selected by the counties), serving two-year terms.
The non-voting members are as follows: 1 representative of the National Park Service, designated by the United States Secretary of the Interior; 1 representative of the United States Forest Service, designated by the United States Secretary of Agriculture; and 1 representative of the United States Bureau of Land Management, designated by the United States Secretary of the Interior and serve as liaison advisors.
AB 985 (Dahle Chap 89 Stats 2015) creates Legislative Liaisons with two members of the Senate, appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, and two members of the Assembly, appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. The statute directs these Liaisons to “meet with the conservancy and participate in its activities to the extent that such participation is not incompatible with their respective positions as Members of the Legislature.”
The SNC was created by bi-partisan legislation and signed into law in 2004 adding Section 33300 to the Public Resources Code; the Laird-Leslie Sierra Nevada Conservancy Act.
The SNC was created with the understanding that the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the SNC Region and its communities are closely linked and that the Region would benefit from an organization providing a strategic direction. The SNC is charged with a broad mission.