Governance and Technical Review

North Coast Resource Partnership, 2016

Governance

Seven counties and North Coast Tribes comprise the leadership of the North Coast Resource Partnership (NCRP). Participating counties include:

  • Del Norte County
  • Humboldt County
  • Mendocino County
  • Modoc County
  • Siskiyou County
  • Sonoma County
  • Trinity County

North Coast Tribes are represented by the following Tribes:

  • Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria 
  • Coyote Valley Band of Pomo
  • Karuk Tribe
  • Kashia Band of Pomo
  • Pit River Tribe
  • Sherwood Valley Rancheria
  • Hopland Band of Pomo Indians
  • Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo

With the exception of Modoc County, with one representative, the NCRP Policy Review Panel consists of two Board of Supervisors' appointees and alternates from each of the seven counties and three Tribal representatives and alternates selected by the North Coast tribes according to the “Tribal Representation Process” as defined in the North Coast IRWMP Memorandum of Mutual Understandings. This governing and decision making group provides direction and oversight for the NCRP and NCIRWM Planning process. The NCRP Policy Review Panel is committed to transparency and inclusion, supporting input from stakeholders from throughout the region, as well as information sharing via the website and workshops. All meetings are noticed in advance, open to the public, and all meeting summaries and information are posted on the NCRP website.

Policy Review 

Following is a list of the current NCRP Policy Review Panel members:

  • Chair: Supervisor Judy Morris, Trinity County
  • Edwin Smith, Tribal Council, Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, Central District
  • Supervisor Gerry Hemmingsen, Del Norte County
  • Supervisor Chris Howard, Del Norte County
  • Alternate: Supervisor Bob Berkowitz, Del Norte County
  • Supervisor Ryan Sundberg, Humboldt County
  • Supervisor Mike Wilson, Humboldt County
  • Supervisor Carre Brown, Mendocino County
  • Supervisor John McCowen, Mendocino County
  • Alternate: Supervisor Dan Gjerde, Mendocino County
  • Supervisor Geri Byrne, Modoc County
  • Leaf Hillman, Director of Natural Resources, Karuk Tribe, Northern District
  • Supervisor Ray Haupt, Siskiyou County
  • Supervisor Brandon Criss, Siskiyou County
  • Alternate: Supervisor Lisa L. Nixon, Siskiyou County
  • Supervisor James Gore, Sonoma County
  • Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, Sonoma County
  • Alternate: Grant Davis, Sonoma County Water Agency, Sonoma County
  • Alternate: Dale Roberts, TPRC member, Sonoma County
  • Brandi Brown, Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo, Southern District
  • Alternate: Martina Morgan, Tribal Council Vice-Chair, Kashia Band of Pomo, Southern District
  • Supervisor John Fenley, Trinity County

Executive Committee

The NCRP Executive Committee is comprised of the PRP Chair, Vice-Chair, a third member nominated and approved by the Policy Review Panel, and a fourth member nominated by the Tribal representatives and approved by the Policy Review Panel. The Policy Review Panel reconsiders the third and fourth members’ appointment every two years. The Executive Committee provides day-to-day leadership for the NCRP. The following members comprise the current NCRP Executive Committee:

  • Chair: Supervisor Judy Morris, Trinity County
  • Leaf Hillman, Karuk Tribe, Northern District

Technical Review

The Policy Review Panel is supported in their evaluation of projects and plan development by the Technical Peer Review Committee (TPRC). The TPRC is comprised of technical & agency staff appointed from each County Board of Supervisors and Tribal representatives and alternates selected by the North Coast tribes according to the “Tribal Representation Process” as defined in the North Coast IRWMP Memorandum of Mutual Understandings. Expertise on the TPRC includes fisheries, ecology, engineering, agriculture, geology, conservation, watershed planning and management, and water infrastructure. Following is a list of the current members of the NCIRWMP Technical Peer Review Committee:

  • Chair: Sandra Perez, Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Program, Trinity County
  • Javier Silva, Sherwood Valley Rancheria, Central District
  • Jim Barnts, Director of Public Works, Del Norte County
  • Zack Larson, Smith River Watershed Coordinator, Del Norte County
  • John Friedenbach, General Manager, Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District, Humboldt County
  • Hank Seemann, Deputy Director, Environmental Services, Public Works Department, Humboldt County
  • Patricia Hickey, Mendocino County RCD, Mendocino County
  • Sean White, City of Ukiah, Mendocino County
  • Sean Curtis, Modoc County Natural Resources, Modoc County 
  • Toz Soto, Karuk Tribe, Northern District
  • Alternate: Marissa Fierro, Pit River Tribe, Northern District
  • Dale Roberts, Sonoma County Water Agency, Sonoma County
  • Nathan Rich, Kashia Band of Pomo, Southern District
  • Alternate: Emily Luscombe, Coyote Valley Band of Pomo, Southern District
  • Wes Scribner, Weaverville Community Services District, Trinity County
  • Alternate: Mark Lancaster, Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Program, Trinity County