North Coast Resource Partnership April 2017 Meetings

APRIL 21, 2017

INTEGRATED STRATEGIES FOR THE NORTH COAST

Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, Heron Hall, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa


THEMES

  • North Coast as a Source Region: Water, Carbon, Biodiversity & Rural Innovation
  • Return on investment in rural landscapes and communities
  • Opportunity to reinvigorate rural America – innovative approaches to ensure planning translates into on the ground outcomes for the region, state, nation

AGENDA    

9:30   Continental breakfast, coffee, tea

10:00 Tribal Prayer and Welcome

Representatives from Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheriaand Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria       

10:20 NCRP Welcome and Introductions

North Coast Resource Partnership (NCRP) Policy Review Panel Chair Trinity County Supervisor Judy Morris        

10:30 Welcome to the 2nd Assembly District, State Assemblymember Jim Wood

10:40 Welcome to Sonoma County

James Gore and Lynda Hopkins Sonoma County Supervisors & NCRP Policy Review Panel members

10:50 Welcome to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, Heron Hall

Kevin Munroe, Executive Director, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

10:55 First NCRP Jimmy Smith Leadership Award

Honoring the memory of NCRP Founding Chairman Jimmy Smith

NCRP Policy Review Panel Chair, Trinity County Supervisor Judy Morris        

11:05 NCRP Leadership – Meaning & Impact of the NRCP

Perspectives on the NCRP from Tribal and County Policy Review Panel Members

NCRP Policy Review Panel

11:20 Strategic Opportunities: A State of California Perspective

Vision for California’s rural regions – resilient communities, watersheds and economies

Panel Chair & Facilitator: James Gore, NCRP Policy Review Panel & Sonoma County Board of Supervisors

  • Arthur Hinojosa, IRWM Division Chief, Department of Water Resources
  • Ashley Conrad-Saydah, Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy, California Environmental Protection Agency    
  • Emily Tibbott, Senior Advisor for Environmental Science and Policy, Strategic Growth Council
  • Russ Henley, Assistant Secretary of Forest Resources Management, California Resources Agency
  • Nina Hapner, Environmental Director, Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of Stewarts Point Rancheria and Regional Tribal Operations Committee, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, California Representative

12:00 Strategic Opportunities: Facilitated Audience Discussion

12:30 LUNCH - CERES Community Project

1:30 Outcomes & Innovation from Investment in the North Coast Region

What has been the return on investment from planning, projects and collaborations in the North Coast region – for communities, watersheds and economies

Panel Chair & Facilitator: Sandra Perez, Trinity County RC & D, NCRP Technical Peer Review Committee Chair

  • Collaboration & Landscape Planning: A Cross Jurisdictional Approach, Leaf Hillman, Director of Natural Resources, Karuk Tribe
  • Innovative Collaborations and Data Products: NASA and Sonoma County LiDAR Applications, Mark Tukman, Tukman Geospatial
  • Building a Conservation Program Around Climate Beneficial Land Management Practices, Patricia Hickey, Executive Director, Mendocino County Resource Conservation District & Valerie Minton, Program Director, Sonoma Resource Conservation District
  • On the Ground Outcomes from Data & Planning: carbon, renewables, economic valuation, climate data, watershed health, water recharge, Karen Gaffney, West Coast Watershed

2:30    Outcomes & Innovation from Investment in the North Coast Region: Facilitated Audience Discussion

3:00    Meaningful Outcomes from Engaging with Tribal and Rural Disadvantaged Communities

The North Coast region includes severely economically disadvantaged communities. NCRP, Tribal, State, and local governments investments to address failing built infrastructure and natural systems have had substantial positive impacts on the land, in communities and for local economies.

Panel Chair & Facilitator: NCRP Policy Review Panel Member

  • Sherri Norris, Executive Director, California Indian Environmental Alliance
  • Chris Ott, Environmental Director, Dry Creek Rancheria
  • Wes Scribner, Weaverville Community Services District
  • Charles Reed, Senior Engineer, North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board

3:30   Meaningful Outcomes from Engaging with Tribal and Rural Disadvantaged Communities: Facilitated Audience Discussion

4:00   The Future: Priorities and Opportunities for the North Coast Region

How best can the North Coast Resource Partnership – working with its partners – move forward an ambitious vision for a healthy North Coast region with functional built and natural infrastructure and thriving communities and economies.

Panel Chair: Grant Davis, General Manager, Sonoma County Water Agency

  • David Bunn, Director, Department of Conservation
  • Javier Silva, Environmental Director, Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians
  • Arthur Hinojosa, IRWM Division Chief, Department of Water Resources
  • Clair Jahns, Assistant Secretary for Natural Resources Climate Issues, California Resources Agency
  • Liz Grassi, Senior Policy Analyst, Strategic Growth Council 
  • Matthias St. John, Executive Officer, North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board

4:30   Integrated Discussion: Priorities and Opportunities for the North Coast Region

Grant Davis, General Manager, Sonoma County Water Agency

4:50   Summing Up & Next Steps

Judy Morris, NCRP Chair and Trinity County Supervisor

Leaf Hillman, Director of Natural Resources, Karuk Tribe

5:00   Adjourn

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 101, take Hwy 12 West towards Sebastopol (Go 3.4 miles) At the first streetlight, turn right on Fulton Road, then take the first immediate left onto Occidental Road (Go straight on Occidental Rd. 3.2 miles). Turn right on Sanford Road, and the Laguna Foundation driveway is the first on the right.

LOCATION: The Laguna Environmental Center is located on historic Stone Farm, a City of Santa Rosa property along the Laguna near northeast Sebastopol, at the corner of Occidental Road and Sanford Road. The address is 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

NOTE!!! DO NOT USE GOOGLE MAPS OR MAPQUEST TO FIND IT, as online directions usually guide people to nearby Bravo Toro Lane, but it is a dead-end road and there is no access to Heron Hall or the Laguna Environmental Center from there!