7.1 Hazardous Fuel Reduction: Discussion and possible action to authorize the Executive Director to execute a multi-year service agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for an amount not to exceed $600,000 to provide project management services for Project Specific Analysis (PSA) development per the California Vegetation Treatment Program (Cal VTP) EIR on working lands within CAL FIRE’s Santa Clara Unit.
- Understanding the CalVTP: a Virtual Training for Beginners (Cal Poly Swanton Pacific Ranch)
- CalVTP Home Page
- Scope of Work (example)
- Proposed Project Areas
7.2 Community Grant Program: Discussion and possible action in consideration of a modification request for a previously awarded community grant in the amount of $5,000 to the Urban Wildlife Research Project (UWRP).
7.3.1 Flood Damage Assessments: Update from the Executive Director on the provision of in-kind assessment services to the USDA-Farm Services Agency to facilitate processing of their 2023 Flood damage applications.
7.3.2 Agricultural Resilience: Discussion and possible action to authorize the Executive Director to submit a USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) cooperative agreement proposal in partnership with the Loma Prieta and San Benito Resource Conservation Districts and to execute all required documents for an agreement to provide technical assistance to agricultural producers and improve outreach to historically underserved producers and communities.
- Staff Report
- USDA: Equity in Conservation Cooperative Agreements 2023
- Notice of Funding Availability
- Pre-NOFA Regional Proposal
7.4.1 Resilient and Equitable Urban Stream Corridors Project: Discussion and possible action to authorize the Executive Director to submit a letter of commitment and serve as the the co- principal investigator responsible for District research activities and fiscal oversight as a community partner sub-awardee for the Resilient and Equitable Urban Stream Corridors project, a CA Climate Action Seed Grant application prepared by Principal Investigator Greg Pasternack, Professor at UC Davis.
7.4.2 Anadromous Fish Migration: Discussion and possible action to authorize the Executive Director to submit a California Department Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) planning grant application for an estimated $215,000 to conduct a feasibility study and develop preliminary conceptual designs for removal of anadromous fish passage barriers on Pheasant and Hicks Creeks.
- CDFW Restoration Grant Opportunities
- Map of Pheasant and Hicks Creeks
- Photos - Pheasant Creek Culvert
- Assessor's Parcel Map
- 2003 Watershed Assessment (Pheasant & Hicks Creek highlighted)
- FAHCE EIR Excerpts (Pheasant Creek)
7.4.3 Silver Creek Linear Park Wetlands Project: Discussion and possible action to authorize the Executive Director to submit a California Department Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) planning grant application to allow for biological and expanded hydrological data collection and analysis for the existing partnership project.
5.2 Draft Minutes - February 2, 2023 Board Meeting (will request this be continued until the next meeting).