The Sierra Nevada Conservancy, a California state agency, will host its quarterly governing board meeting via teleconference at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 4.
The packed agenda will include board action on several items necessary to respond to immediate action budget proposals pending before the state legislature. These include grant guidelines for 2021 Immediate Action Wildfire and Forest Resilience grants that would be distributed by the SNC through its Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program and authority to enter into additional agreements with partner agencies related to the Administration’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience budget package.
In addition, the board will consider approval of two WIP Forest Health planning grants in the North State, one to the Lassen Fire Safe Council for their Thompson Peak Initiative, and another to the National Mule Deer Association for the Fandango Planning Project, a landscape level restoration planning effort covering 20,000 acres.
Finally, the board will receive informational updates from staff and consultants regarding SNC’s activities, the Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative and the Roadmap to Resilience, a regional restoration planning effort seeking to build on lessons learned through the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program.
The public is invited to participate in the Board meeting via Zoom Webinar (us02web.zoom.us/j/81916667669) or may listen to a live stream of the meeting via toll-free telephone at (877) 402-9757 (conference code: 157321). Instructions on how to join the webinar or livestream of the meeting can be found on SNC’s website at sierranevada.ca.gov.
Public comments will be taken during each agenda item, and non-agenda-related questions and inquiries are allowed at the end of the meeting. A complete list of action items, an agenda, and more information on how to access the meeting can be found on the SNC Board webpage (sierranevada.ca.gov/our-board).
About Sierra Nevada Conservancy
The SNC is a California state agency that initiates, encourages, and supports efforts that improve the environmental, economic and social well being of the Sierra Nevada region, its communities, and the citizens of California.