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June 6-7, 2012
Boulder Creek RV Resort
2550 U.S. 395
Lone Pine, CA 93545    (Map)


June 6, 2012
Board Tour  1:00 – 5:00 PM
Tour Itinerary

Members of the Board and staff will participate in a field trip to explore issues and activities relevant to the Conservancy’s mission 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 Best Western Frontier, 1008 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA. (Map).


Reception 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Following the Board tour, Boardmembers and staff will attend a reception open to the public.  The reception will be held at Lone Pine Film Museum (Map), 701 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA.


June 7, 2012 9:00 – 1:00 PM

Board Meeting (End time of the meeting is approximate)

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of March 2012 Meeting Minutes (ACTION)
Action: Boardmember Kirkwood moved and Boardmember Owens seconded a motion to approve the March 8, 2012 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 may update the Board on policy issues or other informational items of interest.

VI. Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)

a. Administrative Update
b. Update on Various SNC Activities
c. East Subregion Report

VII. Deputy Attorney General’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)

VIII. 2011-12 Proposition 84 Grant Awards (ACTION) - - Exhibit A - - Presentation
The Board may act to authorize grant awards for the 2011-12 Proposition 84 Healthy Forests grants program.
Action: Boardmember Johnston moved and Boardmember Nunes seconded a motion to adopt necessary California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings and authorize the Executive Officer to file a Notice of Determination for project 510, the Diamond Mountain Forest and Meadow Restoration Project; adopt necessary CEQA findings and file a Notice of Determination for project 578, the LDSF Fuelbreak/Flat Top Biomass Project; adopt necessary CEQA findings and file a Notice of Determination for project 471, the Completion of the Forbestown Fuel Break Project-Phases 3 and 5, adopt the proposed Notice of Exemptions for approved projects; authorize the grants listed in Agenda Item VIII, Exhibit A with the exception to Project 489, Campstool Ranch and Working Forest; direct staff to consider only projects scored at 70 and above for September 2012 funding considerations; and, the Board authorizes staff to enter into the necessary agreements for the recommended projects and direct staff to file the appropriate CEQA documentation with the State Clearinghouse.  The motion passed unanimously.

Action: Boardmember Wheeler moved and Boardmember Owens seconded a motion to further review the full application for project 489, Campstool Ranch and Working Forest, addressing issues raised by Boardmembers, as well as finalizing appraisal review by the Department of General Services prior to the September Board meeting.  Boardmember Johnston opposed.  The motion passed.

IX. 2012-13 Proposition 84 Grant Guidelines (ACTION)
The Board may act to approve Grants Guidelines for the Proposition 84 Preservation of Ranches and Agricultural Lands Grant Program FY 2012-13.
Action: Boardmember Nunes moved and Boardmember Kirkwood seconded a motion to approve Grant Guidelines for the Proposition 84 Preservation of Ranches and Agricultural Lands Grant Program FY 2012-13. The motion passed unanimously.

X. Pacific Watershed and Forest Stewardship Council (ACTION)
The Board may act to approve modifications to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the SNC and the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council regarding future roles for the SNC.
Action: Boardmember Wheeler moved and Boardmember Owens seconded the motion to approve the staff recommendation to approve modifications to the Memorandum of Understanding between the SNC and the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council regarding future roles for the SNC. The motion passed unanimously.

XI. Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery (ACTION)
The Board may act to approve a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the SNC, the California Department of Fish and Game and Inyo County regarding the future ownership and use of the Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery, located in Inyo County.
Action: Boardmember Arcularius moved and Boardmember Nunes seconded a motion to authorize staff to expend up to $50,000 in regards to exploration of the future use and operation of the Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery and to authorize the Executive Officer to enter to necessary and appropriate agreements for surveys, planning and analysis. The motion passed unanimously.

XII. Resolution in support of the California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights (ACTION) - -  Presentation
The Board may act to approve a resolution in support of the California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights.
Action: Boardmember Owens moved and Boardmember Wheeler seconded a motion to approve a resolution in support of the California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights. The motion passed unanimously.

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

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

XV. 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 Mrs. Burgess at (530) 823-4672, toll free at (877) 257-1212; or via email at tburgess@sierranevada.ca.gov.  11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205, Auburn CA 95603.  If you need reasonable accommodations, including documents in alternative formats, please contact Mrs. Burgess at least five working days in advance of the meeting.

Closed Session: Following, or at any time during the meeting, the Conservancy may recess or adjourn to closed session to consider pending or potential litigation; property negotiations; or personnel-related matters.  Authority: Government Code Section 11126(a), (c) (7), or (e).

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