SNFCI Regional Coordinating Council

SNFCI Regional Coordinating Council

SNFCI Council Meeting

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
US Fish & Wildlife Services Conference Room
11641 Blocker Drive, Suite 110, Auburn, CA

Meetings are open to the public, and stakeholders include anyone who is interested in or affected by forest health issues, including collaborative, fire safe councils, and economic development organizations, just to name a few. The Coordinating Council was first convened on November 30, 2011 and is anticipated to continue as long as its work is needed and supports the SNFCI. Most meetings take place in Auburn, though field trips are hosted in various sites throughout the Sierra of interest to the group. The Coordinating Council’s efforts are designed to support the entirety of the Sierra Nevada Region.

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) initiated and convenes this group to identify and address issues affecting forest health, fire and related economic development. Generally speaking, the Coordinating Council focuses on policy, investment and science and research issues that affect the success of the SNFCI. Specifically, the Coordinating Council is working actively in partnership with Region 5 Forest Service leadership in the following five focus areas, in order to increase the pace and scale of restoration in our forested lands: steep ground technology; Increasing the use of fire as a restoration tool; support of wood processing infrastructure; promoting landscape level treatments; and promoting local economies through local contracting tools. This work is designed to support and inform local collaborative efforts as they convene, identify issues, develop projects and secure funds to implement projects and processes in local areas in support of the Initiative’s goals.  The two co-chairs are Bill Nunes,  former Sierra County Supervisor, and Steve Wilensky, former Calaveras County Supervisors (both former Boardmembers of the SNC). The members of the Coordinating Council include:

COUNCIL MEMBERS

  • Steve Wilensky, SNC Governing Board (former)
  • Bob Kirkwood, SNC Board Liaison
  • Bill Wickman, Sustainable Forest Action Coalition
  • Craig Thomas, Sierra Forest Legacy
  • Dave Bischel and/or Steve Brink, California Forestry Association
  • Ann Hayden, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Frank Stewart, California Fire Safe Council
  • Jay Francis, The Collins Companies
  • Jonathan Kusel, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment
  • Terry Davis, Sierra Club, Mother Lode Chapter
  • Patricia Megason and/or Cyndi Hillery, Rural County Representatives of California
  • Steve Frisch, Sierra Business Council
  • Chantz Joyce, California Licensed Foresters Association (CLFA)
  • David Edelson and/or Ed Smith, The Nature Conservancy
  • Amy Granat, California Off-Road Vehicle Association
  • Karen Buhr, California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CA RCD)
  • Vance Russell, National Forest Foundation

COUNCIL ADVISORS

  • Chris Nota, U.S. Forest Service
  • Jerry Bird, U.S. Forest Service
  • Este Stifel, Bureau of Land Management

SNC REPRESENTATIVE/STAFF

  • Jim Branham
  • Mandy Vance
  • Tristyn Armstrong

FOCUS AREA FOREST SERVICE CO-LEADS

  • Shawna Legarza
  • Jeff TenPas
  • Barry Hill
  • Sheri Elliot
  • Jerry Bird

Council Meeting History

2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
US Fish & Wildlife Services Conference Room
11641 Blocker Drive, Suite 110, Auburn, CA
January 2016 Agenda – January 2016 Actions

 

2015

July 22, 2015
The Ridge at Auburn
2020 Golf Course Road
Auburn, CA 95602
July 2015 Agenda


April 22, 2015
The Ridge at Auburn
2020 Golf Course Road
Auburn, CA 95602
April 2015 Agenda


January 28, 2015
The Ridge at Auburn
2020 Golf Course Road
Auburn, CA 95602
January 2015 Agenda

2014

October 22, 2014
The Ridge at Auburn
2020 Golf Course Road
Auburn, CA 95602
October 2014 AgendaOctober 2014 Actions


August 6, 2014
The Ridge at Auburn
2020 Golf Course Road
Auburn, CA 95602
August 2014 AgendaAugust 2014 Actions


Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Ridge at Auburn
2020 Golf Course Road
Auburn, CA 95602
April 2014 Agenda –   April 2014 Actions

2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Ridge at Auburn
2020 Golf Course Road
Auburn, CA 95602 
October 2013 AgendaOctober 2013 Actions


Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Chester, CA
July 2013 Meeting AgendaJuly 2013 Field Trip Map – July 2013 Actions
ACCG Cornerstone Briefing
2012 Cornerstone CFLR Annual Report
Burney-Hat Creek CFLR Presentation
Dinkey Collaborative Presentation
Forest Chapter Content Summary


Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Ridge at Auburn
2020 Golf Course Road
Auburn, CA 95602
January 2013 AgendaJanuary 2013 Actions

2012

October 24, 2012
Chester, CA
Meeting was canceled due to inclement weather.


July 25, 2012
Sagehen Creek Field Station
Tahoe National Forest
July 2012 Agenda – Agenda Item IIa – Attachment


April 25, 2012
The Ridge at Auburn
2020 Golf Course Road
Auburn, CA 95602
Aptil 2012 Agenda


January 25, 2012
The Ridge at Auburn
January 2012 AgendaJanuary 2012 Notes

2011

October 26, 2011
The Ridge at Auburn
October 2011 AgendaOctober 2011 Notes


The Ridge at Auburn
June 22, 2011
June 2011 AgendaJune 2011 Notes


The Ridge at Auburn
March 21, 2011
March 2011 AgendaMarch 2011 Notes

2010

Columbia State Historic Park
November 30, 2010
November 2010 AgendaNovember 2010 Notes

Contact for Coordinating Council:
For more information on the Initiative, please contact Alex Vance, SNFCI Coordinator, at (209) 742-0482 or via email at alex.vance@sierranevada.ca.gov.