Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program Annual Summit
March 1, 2017
Cal EPA Headquarters Building
Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
The full recording of the Summit is available here.
10:00 Welcome – Video
State of the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program and the need for investment in watershed restoration.
- John Brissenden, Sierra Nevada Conservancy Governing Board Chair
- Jim Branham, Sierra Nevada Conservancy
- Randy Moore, U.S. Forest Service
10:25 State of Sierra Watersheds – Video
10:55 Rural/Urban Connection: How Do We Raise All Boats – Video
How do we bridge the rural/urban divide in a way that benefits both interests?
Moderator: Debbie Franco, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
1:00 Call to Order
1:05 Reconvene – Video
Short summary of what was shared before lunch.
1:10 Implementation Insights – Video
What are the keys to success in places where downstream investment has been secured and projects successfully implemented? What are some of the new, innovative investment models?
Moderator: Jay Ziegler, The Nature Conservancy
- Mike Jackson, Attorney at Law
- Marcus Selig, National Forest Foundation
- Nick Wobbrock, Blue Forest Conservation
2:00 Watershed Investment Primer – Video
Introduction to the public goods charge (PGC) discussion, ensuring a common understanding of the concept as well as understanding about how the charge works in the energy sector.
Speaker: Newsha Ajami, Water in the West
2:15 Watershed Investment Discussion: Public Goods Charge – Video
What are the pros and cons of a PGC for water? How do watersheds figure into the discussion?
Moderator: Newsha Ajami, Water in the West
3:45 Wrap Up, Final Questions, and Next Steps – Video
Review findings, next steps, and gaps left by the conversations had today.