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Board Agenda (PDF)

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September 3 - 4, 2014
Bridgeport Memorial Hall
73 N. School Street
Bridgeport, CA 93517


September 3, 2014
Board Tour 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Members of the Board and staff will participate in a field trip to explore issues, activities and locations relevant to the value of recreation and tourism in the East 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 in the main parking lot of the Walker River Lodge, 100 Main Street, Bridgeport, CA 93517.

Reception 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Following the Board tour, Boardmembers and staff will attend a reception open to the public.  The reception will be held at the Bridgeport Barn & Terrace, 68 Twin Lakes Road, Bridgeport, CA 93517.


September 4, 2014
Board Meeting
9:00 – 1:00 PM (End time of the meeting is approximate)

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of June 12, 2014 Meeting Minutes (ACTION)
ACTION:    Boardmember Hunt moved and Boardmember Boitano seconded a motion to approve the June 12, 2014 meeting minutes.  The motion passed unanimously.

IV. Public Comments
Provide an opportunity for the public to comment on non-agenda items.

V. Board Chair’s Report 
The Chair of the Board will provide an update on matters of interest to the Governing Board.

VI. Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)
a. Administrative Update - Attachment A
b. Policy and Outreach Update
c. Rim Fire Grants Update
d. Miscellaneous Updates
e. Recreation and Tourism Presentation

VII. Deputy Attorney General’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)

VIII. 2013-14 Annual Report (ACTION)
Staff will provide an overview of plans to produce the 2013-14 Annual Report. The Board may act to authorize staff to proceed with the production of the Annual Report.
ACTION:  Boardmember Kirkwood moved and Boardmember Brissenden seconded a motion to approve the proposed approach for completing the 2013-14 Annual Report and direct staff to develop and distribute the report.  The motion passed unanimously.

IX. 2013-14 Healthy Forests/Abandoned Mine Lands Grant Awards (ACTION)
Exhibit A - Presentation
The Board may take action on recommended grants to be awarded under the 2013-14 Grant Program.  Staff will present the following projects and their related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) document to the Board for Action:

Project #775 – Providence Mine Remediation Project with Notice of Determination
Project #805 – Environs Mining Legacy Assessment Project with Notice of Exemption from CEQA
Project #806 – Robinson Mine Project with Notice of Exemption from CEQA
Project #802 – Upper Stevens Meadow Restoration Project with Notice of Exemption from CEQA
Project #794 – Lily Gap Forest Health Project, Phase II with Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP)
Project #798 – Alpine County Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Healthy Watershed Project with Notice of Exemption from CEQA
ACTION:  Boardmember Hunt moved and Boardmember Kirkwood seconded a motion to (a) make findings that there is no substantial evidence that the Lily Gap Forest Health Project, Phase II (SNC 794), with mitigation measures, may have a significant effect on the environment and adopt the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and the related Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and authorize the Executive Officer to file a Notice of Determination for this project; (b) make findings that there is no substantial evidence that the Providence Mine Remediation Project (SNC 775), with mitigation measures, may have a significant effect on the environment and adopt the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and the related Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and authorize the Executive Officer to file a Notice of Determination for this project; (c) authorize the Executive Officer to file Notices of Exemption for the Alpine County Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Healthy Watershed Project (SNC 798); the Upper Stevens Meadow Restoration Project (SNC802); the Environs Mining Legacy Assessment Project (SNC 805); the Robinson Mine Project (SNC 806); and (d) authorize a grant award to each of the above listed projects for the amounts recommended by staff, and further authorize staff to enter into the necessary agreements for the recommended projects.  The motion passed unanimously.

X. Sierra Nevada Forest and Community Initiative Action Plan (ACTION)
Attachment A - Attachment B
Staff will present a Draft Action Plan for the Forest and Community Initiative, per Board direction.
ACTION:    Boardmember Roen moved and Boardmember Ishida seconded a motion to approve the “State of Sierra Forests” report and authorize staff to release the report upon finalization.  The Board also approved the draft Sierra Nevada Forest and Community Action Plan and directed staff to work with interested parties in preparing a final draft for Board review and possible approval at the December 2014 meeting.  The motion passed unanimously.

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

XII. Public Comments
Provide an opportunity for the public to comment on non-agenda items.

XIII. Adjournment

 


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

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 (e)(2)(B)(i).

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