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JUNE 1, 2016
Board Tour 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Members of the Board and staff will participate in a field trip to explore issues and activities related to forest and watershed health in the North 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 High Country Inn located at 3015 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130. (MAP)

Reception         5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Following the Board tour, Boardmembers and staff will attend a reception open to the public. The reception will be held at The Historic Susanville Railroad Depot located at 601 Richmond Road, Susanville, CA 96130. (MAP)


JUNE 2, 2016
Board Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lassen Community College (End time is approximate)
Board Room
478-200 Hwy 139
Susanville, CA 96130

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of March 2, 2016, Meeting Minutes (ACTION)
Action:  Boardmember Bob Kirkwood moved, and Boardmember John Brissenden seconded, a motion to approve the March 2, 2016, 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

VI. Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)
a. Administrative Update
b. Policy and Outreach Update -- Presentation
c. Tree Mortality Task Force Update -- Attachment A -- Presentation
d. NDRC HUD Grant Update
e. Miscellaneous Updates

VII. Deputy Attorney General’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)

VIII. 2015-16 Proposition 1 Grant Awards (ACTION) -- Table 1 -- Project Maps -- Presentation
The Board may take action to adopt CEQA findings and award grants under the 2015-16 Proposition 1 Grant Program for the following projects:
Project #837, Wolf and Grizzly Creek Municipal Watershed Protection, with Negative Declaration prepared for the Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Project #841, American River Headwaters Improvement Project, with Notice of Determination as a Responsible Agency, based on review of the Mitigated Negative Declaration approved by the County of Placer as Lead Agency
Project #864, Sierra Buttes/Gold Lakes Basin Properties Non-Industrial Timber Management Plan, with Notice of Exemption from CEQA
Project #865Lookout/Upper Pit Watershed Restoration Project, with Notice of Exemption from CEQA
Project #866, Diamond Mountain Watershed Restoration Project, with Notice of Determination as a Responsible Agency, based on review of the Timber Harvest Plan that was approved by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and treated as the functional equivalent to a Negative Declaration
Project #867, Barry Point Fire Ecosystem Restoration Project, with Notice of Determination as a Responsible Agency, based on review of the Negative Declaration approved by the Central Modoc Resource Conservation District as Lead Agency
Project #873, Scotts Flat Reservoir Fuels Treatment, Phase III, with Notice of Determination as a Responsible Agency based on review of the Timber Harvest Plan that was approved by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and treated as the functional equivalent to a Negative Declaration
Project #885, South Fork Mokelumne River Watershed Restoration, with Notice of Exemption from CEQA
Project #887, Clarks Valley Wildfire Reduction Project, with Notice of Exemption from CEQA
Project #888, Long Gulch Watershed Enhancement Plan, with Notice of Exemption from CEQA
Action:  Boardmember Bob Kirkwood moved, and Boardmember Pam Giacomini seconded, a motion that the Board (a) authorize the Executive Officer to file Notices of Exemption for the Sierra Buttes / Gold Lakes Basin Nonindustrial Timber Management Plan (SNC #864), the Lookout/Upper Pit Watershed Restoration Project (SNC #865), the South Fork Mokelumne River Watershed Restoration (SNC #885), the Clarks Valley Wildfire Reduction Project (SNC #887), and the Long Gulch Watershed Enhancement Plan (SNC #888); and (b) approve findings concurring in the Negative Declarations and Timber Harvesting Plans, and authorize the Executive Officer to file Notices of Determination as a Responsible Agency for the American River Headwaters Improvement Project (SNC #841), the Diamond Mountain Watershed Restoration Project (SNC #866), the Barry Point Fire Restoration Project (SNC #867), and the Scotts Flat Reservoir Fuels Treatment Phase III (SNC #873); and (c) make findings that there is no substantial evidence that the Wolf and Grizzly Creek Municipal Watershed Protection Project (SNC #837) may have a significant effect on the environment and adopt the Initial Study/Negative Declaration and file a Notice of Determination for this project; and (d) authorize a grant award to each of the above listed projects for the amounts recommended by staff, and further authorize the staff to enter into the necessary agreements for the recommended projects. The motion passed with all members voting in favor, with Boardmember Christopher Wright abstaining.

IX. Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) Update (INFORMATIONAL) -- Presentation
Staff will provide the Board with an update on the WIP.

X. Tribal Forum Discussion (INFORMATIONAL)
Forum participants will provide the Board with information about the previous day’s discussion.

XI. Overview of SNC Coordination Efforts with Other Funding Programs (INFORMATIONAL) -- Presentation
Staff will provide the Board with an overview of coordination efforts between SNC and other state agencies’ funding programs including Proposition 1 and the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.

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


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 by mail at: 11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205, Auburn CA 95603. If you need reasonable accommodations please contact Ms. Armstrong at least five (5) working days in advance, including documents in alternative formats.

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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