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  • Commission to host water resilience
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    08/08/2019

    1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

    1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

    Dear fish and wildlife stakeholder,
    You are invited to participate in the Commission’s Water Resilience Portfolio Initiative Listening Session to provide input on what

    constitutes a “climate-resilient” water portfolio for California and, specifically, for fish and wildlife. Input received will help the California Natural Resources Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, and California Department of Food and Agriculture craft recommendations for Governor Newsom to consider later this year.

     

    The session will be held on August 8, 2019; the agenda is available at http://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=171193&inline. Background materials will be posted by August 5 to the Commission website at fgc.ca.gov/meetings/.

     

    Join the Commission and help shape a roadmap for meeting future water needs and ensuring economic and environmental water resilience through the 21st century!

     

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  • Carson and Walker Watershed Focused Meeting
    3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    08/12/2019

    17300 State Route 89, Markleeville, CA 96120

    17300 State Route 89, Markleeville, CA 96120

    American Rivers and The Truckee River Watershed Council are generously co-hosting two meetings being convened by The Nature Conservancy, the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, the Institute for Bird Populations, Point Blue Conservation Science and the US Forest Service (Region 5). The project team would like to share information and solicit feedback on their project that focuses on beaver restoration and management, especially as it relates to the recovery of Willow flycatcher (WIFL) and other focal species, in the Desert Terminal Lakes (DTL) geography. The target audience is land managers, agency staff, conservation groups, tribal members, other relevant stakeholders and the interested public.

    The topics covered in this meeting will include beaver restoration, its relevance to riparian/meadow restoration and focal species recovery and how the Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool (BRAT) model could aid in restoration prioritization processes. The BRAT model, developed by Utah State University, predicts where and what kinds of beaver restoration would be most effective based on reliable water source, stream bank vegetation, flow and typical flood data. As part of this effort they have used the (BRAT) model to map suitable beaver habitat in the Carson, Walker, Tahoe and Truckee watersheds.

    (CARSON/WALKER RSVP HERE)

     

    Project partners will be conducting a limited number of site visits the week of these meetings to give input on what beaver restoration techniques could be utilized to restore degraded systems and improve habitat for WIFL and other focal species. If you manage a site that currently or recently has had beaver, WIFL and other focal species on it and would like to discuss arranging for a field visit, please reach out to Kate at the email address below.

     

    Please contact Kate Lundquist at kate@oaec.org with questions or to propose a site for a field visit.

     

    Acknowledgement of Support: Funding for this project was provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation through the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Desert Terminal Lakes fund and Science Catalyst and program funding from The Nature Conservancy, California.

     

    Disclaimer: The views and conclusions contained in these presentations are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of American Rivers, the Truckee River Watershed Council, the U.S. Government or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and its funding sources.  Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Government, or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation or its funding sources.

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  • CFCC Funding Fair AUGUST 14
    8:00 AM-1:00 PM
    08/14/2019
    Coachella Valley Water District 75-515 Hovley Lane Palm Desert, CA 92211

    Coachella Valley Water District 75-515 Hovley Lane Palm Desert, CA 92211

    The CFCC Funding Fairs provide opportunities to obtain information about currently available infrastructure grant, loan and bond financing programs and options. Each attendee will receive copies of all slide presentations and additional useful infrastructure financing material. The Funding Fairs also provide an opportunity for attendees to speak directly with program staff about specific projects and issues affecting their community. It is free to attend the Funding Fairs!

    REGISTER HERE: https://cfcc-funding-fair-coachella-tickets.eventbrite.com/

  • Lake Tahoe and Truckee River Watershed Focused Meeting
    3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    08/14/2019

    10811 Stockrest Springs Road, Truckee, CA 96161

    10811 Stockrest Springs Road, Truckee, CA 96161

    American Rivers and The Truckee River Watershed Council are generously co-hosting two meetings being convened by The Nature Conservancy, the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, the Institute for Bird Populations, Point Blue Conservation Science and the US Forest Service (Region 5). The project team would like to share information and solicit feedback on their project that focuses on beaver restoration and management, especially as it relates to the recovery of Willow flycatcher (WIFL) and other focal species, in the Desert Terminal Lakes (DTL) geography. The target audience is land managers, agency staff, conservation groups, tribal members, other relevant stakeholders and the interested public.

     

    The topics covered in this meeting will include beaver restoration, its relevance to riparian/meadow restoration and focal species recovery and how the Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool (BRAT) model could aid in restoration prioritization processes. The BRAT model, developed by Utah State University, predicts where and what kinds of beaver restoration would be most effective based on reliable water source, stream bank vegetation, flow and typical flood data. As part of this effort they have used the (BRAT) model to map suitable beaver habitat in the Carson, Walker, Tahoe and Truckee watersheds.

    (TAHOE/TRUCKEE RSVP HERE)

    Project partners will be conducting a limited number of site visits the week of these meetings to give input on what beaver restoration techniques could be utilized to restore degraded systems and improve habitat for WIFL and other focal species. If you manage a site that currently or recently has had beaver, WIFL and other focal species on it and would like to discuss arranging for a field visit, please reach out to Kate at the email address below.

     

    Please contact Kate Lundquist at kate@oaec.org with questions or to propose a site for a field visit.

     

    Acknowledgement of Support: Funding for this project was provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation through the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Desert Terminal Lakes fund and Science Catalyst and program funding from The Nature Conservancy, California.

     

    Disclaimer: The views and conclusions contained in these presentations are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of American Rivers, the Truckee River Watershed Council, the U.S. Government or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and its funding sources.  Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Government, or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation or its funding sources.

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  • CFCC Funding Fair AUGUST 15
    8:00 AM-1:00 PM
    08/15/2019
    Irvine Ranch Water District Learning Center 21 Riparian View Irvine, CA 92612

    Irvine Ranch Water District Learning Center 21 Riparian View Irvine, CA 92612

    The CFCC Funding Fairs provide opportunities to obtain information about currently available infrastructure grant, loan and bond financing programs and options. Each attendee will receive copies of all slide presentations and additional useful infrastructure financing material. The Funding Fairs also provide an opportunity for attendees to speak directly with program staff about specific projects and issues affecting their community. It is free to attend the Funding Fairs!

    REGISTER HERE: https://cfcc-funding-fair-irvine-tickets.eventbrite.com/

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  • Capital Improvement Plans
    8:30 AM-3:30 PM
    08/27/2019

    2240 Hilltop Drive • Redding CA 96002

    2240 Hilltop Drive • Redding CA 96002

    Capital Improvement Plans

    For any water utility, even a very small water system, the management of assets (i.e., water tanks, pumps, computers, buildings etc.) plays a significant role in the overall financial performance and the sustainability of the water system. With proper planning, emergencies can be avoided and overall costs will be reduced.  

     

    A Capital Improvement Plan prioritizes the replacement or installation of infrastructure assets. It includes the forecasting and budgeting of capital outlay and is an integral part of the budgeting and rate-setting process for even very small water systems.

     

    This workshop qualifies for 0.6 CEUs.

     

    Workshop agenda:

    • What is a CIP
    • Why does a water system need a CIP
    • 8 Elements of a CIP
    • 9 Criteria for Prioritizing
    • Updating a CIP
    • RCAC’s CIP Model

    Register online at: https://www.events.rcac.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=1850

     

    For registration questions, contact:

    registration@rcac.org • (916) 447-9832;1429

    For more information regarding workshop content, contact: Katrina Hiott at khiott@rcac.org(916) 447-9832 ext. 1088

     

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