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SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Board Tour 1:15 – 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 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 Sorensen’s Resort located at 14255 Highway 88, Hope Valley, CA 96120. (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 Sorensen’s Resort located at 14255 Highway 88, Hope Valley, CA 96120.
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SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
Board Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Turtle Rock Park Community Center
17300 State Route 89
Markleeville, CA 96120 (MAP)

I.  Call to Order  

II.  Roll Call  

III.  Approval of June 2, 2016, Meeting Minutes (ACTION)
ACTION: Boardmember John Laird moved, and Boardmember John Brissenden seconded, a motion to approve the June 2, 2016, meeting minutes. The minutes were approved with 10 aye votes from the voting members with Boardmember Jennifer Montgomery abstaining.

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

V.  Board Chair’s Report  

VI.  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 #851 – Pumpkin Hollow Restoration Project, with Notice of Determination as a Responsible Agency, based on review of the Negative Declaration approved by the Upper Mokelumne River Watershed Authority.
Project #852 – Webber Lake Little Truckee River Headwaters Timber Management Plan, with Notice of Exemption from CEQA.
Project #857 – Bucks Lake Project, with Notice of Exemption from CEQA.
Project #882 – Butte Forest Thin – Doe Mill Ridge Watershed Project, with Notice of Exemption from CEQA
Project #884 – Beaver Creek Watershed Improvement Project, with Notice of Exemption from CEQA.
ACTION:  Boardmember Bob Kirkwood moved, and Boardmember John Brissenden seconded, a motion that the Board (a) authorize the Executive Officer to file Notices of Exemption for the Webber Lake Little Truckee River Headwaters Timber Management Plan (SNC #852), the Bucks Lake Project (SNC #857), the Butte Forest Thin – Doe Mill Ridge Watershed Project (SNC #882), and the Beaver Creek Watershed Improvement Project (SNC #884); and (b) 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 unanimously.

ACTION: Boardmember John Laird moved, and Boardmember Pam Giacomini seconded, a motion to approve findings in the Negative Declaration, and authorize the Executive Officer to file a Notice of Determination as a Responsible Agency for the Pumpkin Hollow Restoration Project (SNC #851), and authorize a grant award for the amount recommended by staff, and further authorize the staff to enter into the necessary agreement for the recommended project. The motion passed unanimously.
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VII.  Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)
a.    Administrative Update
b.   Policy and Outreach Update -- Attachment A -- Attachment B -- Video Presentation
c.    NDRC HUD Grant Update
d.    Tribal Forum Discussion Report
e.    Tree Mortality Task Force Update -- Attachment A -- Presentation -- Video Presentation
f.    Miscellaneous Updates

VIII.  Deputy Attorney General’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)

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

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

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

XII.  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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