Saturday, December 24, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Public scoping for the Sagehen Forest Project begins

This from Kris Boatner:
Please see the enclosed cover letter, Proposed Action and Purpose of and Need for Action document, and map.

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Kris Boatner
District Wildlife Biologist/Natural Resources Officer
District NEPA Coordinator
Truckee Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest
10811 Stockrest Springs Road
Truckee, California 96161
(530) 587-3558, ex. 255, (530) 587-6914 FAX
kboatner@fs.fed.us
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The "Proposed Action..." document is an excellent read and tells the complete story of this project and the history of the Sagehen forest.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Demo plot PhotoPoints

We set up a number of designated PhotoPoints within the two demonstration plots to capture starting conditions, as well as changes over time moving forward.

I've uploaded a zip file (88M) with all the demo plot PhotoPoint pre- and post-treatment photos, as well as GIS layers showing locations and plot outlines. Here is a sample pre- and post-treatment photo pair for 10 Point 1b:





Friday, August 12, 2011

August 9, 2011 Meeting Handouts

Here are some documents from the 8-9-11 meeting:

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tour of treatment areas

We hope you can join us for the next stakeholder meeting:

Tuesday
August 9, 2011
9:00am – 4:00 pm
We will start and end promptly!

Goal:
Kris Boatner and Scott Conway will lead a tour of several areas marked for treatment according to the Proposed Action and associated prescriptions. Stakeholders will be able to see how the prescriptions have been applied by the marking crews and provide feedback to Kris and Scott.

This is an unusual opportunity and we strongly encourage you to attend to experience the on-the-ground application of the prescriptions defined in the Sagehen Collaborative Process.

Location:
We will meet at the Sagehen Turnoff at Highway 89North (if you need detailed directions, please reply and I will send them). Please park on the Sagehen Road. We will gather here and arrange carpooling.

Logistics:
The meeting will take place no matter the weather. Sun or rain (or snow) – the meeting will not be cancelled.

Please be sure to bring:

  • Your own lunch. We’re not providing lunch and there is not anywhere to buy lunch
  • Water
  • Layered clothing for cool to warm weather
  • Clothing that can get dirty – we’ll be walking in and amongst the marked areas
  • Very sturdy footwear – we will be walking on uneven ground
  • Hats, sunblock and whatever else you need to be comfortable to be outside in fairly rough conditions all day

Thanks!
/lisa wallace (facilitator)
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Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 550-8760 (Phone)
(530) 725-4407 (fax)
www.truckeeriverwc.org
lwallace@truckeeriverwc.org

Monday, July 25, 2011

August 9, 2011 Meeting Announcement

We hope you can join us for the next stakeholder meeting:

Tuesday
August 9, 2011
9:00am – 4:00 pm
We will start and end promptly!
RSVP to: Lisa Wallace at lwallace@truckeeriverwc.org

Goal:
Kris Boatner and Scott Conway will lead a tour of several areas marked for treatment according to the Proposed Action and associated perscriptions. Stakeholders will be able to see how the prescriptions have been applied by the marking crews and provide feedback to Kris and Scott.

This is an unusual opportunity and we strongly encourage you to attend to experience the on-the-ground application of the prescriptions defined in the Sagehen Collaborative Process.

Location:
We will meet at the Sagehen Turnoff at Highway 89North (if you need detailed directions, please reply and I will send them). Please park on the Sagehen Road. We will gather here and arrange carpooling.

Logistics:
The meeting will take place no matter the weather. Sun or rain (or snow) – the meeting will not be cancelled.

Please be sure to bring:

Your own lunch. We’re not providing lunch and there is not anywhere to buy lunch
Water
Layered clothing for cool to warm weather
Clothing that can get dirty – we’ll be walking in and amongst the marked areas
Very sturdy footwear – we will be walking on uneven ground
Hats, sunblock and whatever else you need to be comfortable to be outside in fairly rough conditions all day

RSVP:
Please RSVP so we can plan the route based on the estimated number of vehicles and people.

Thanks!
/lisa wallace (facilitator)
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Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 550-8760 (Phone)
(530) 725-4407 (fax)
www.truckeeriverwc.org
lwallace@truckeeriverwc.org

July 12, 2011-Updated documents

Hello all,

Here are the July 12, 2011 versions of the:


We welcome your comments, feedback and ideas and asked for them to be submitted by July 22, 2011.

We have had only a few responses so this is one last reminder to get comments to me or directly to Kris Boatner (kboatner@fs.fed.us; 530-587-3558).

Thank-you!
/lisa wallace (facilitator)

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Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 550-8760 (Phone)
(530) 725-4407 (fax)
www.truckeeriverwc.org
lwallace@truckeeriverwc.org

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July 12 meeting documents.

Hello all,

Here are the documents for our Stakeholder Meeting next week:


Tuesday
July 12, 2011
10:00am – 12:30pm
Truckee Ranger District
No conference calling available
We will not break for lunch, but will end promptly at 12:30pm

The agenda will be a detailed review of the final draft Proposed Action and Purpose and Need Statement.

Comments, feedback and ideas will be welcome at the meeting and after until July 22, 2011.

**Please RSVP so we can plan for seating and copies.**

Thank-you!
/lisa wallace (facilitator)

*************
Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 550-8760 (Phone)
(530) 725-4407 (fax)
www.truckeeriverwc.org
lwallace@truckeeriverwc.org

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 12 meeting announcement.

Hello all,

A quick reminder that the next Stakeholder Meeting is:

Tuesday
July 12, 2011
10:00am – 12:30pm
Truckee Ranger District
No conference calling available
We will not break for lunch, but will end promptly at 12:30pm

The agenda will be a detailed review of the final draft Proposed Action and Purpose and Need Statement.

We will send the documents via email on July 12; they will also be posted on the Sagehen Forest Blog (http://sagehenforest.blogspot.com/). Copies will be available at the meeting.

Comments, feedback and ideas will be welcome at the meeting and after until July 22, 2011.

**Please RSVP so we can plan for seating and copies.**

Thank-you!
/lisa wallace (facilitator)

*************
Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 550-8760 (Phone)
(530) 725-4407 (fax)
www.truckeeriverwc.org
lwallace@truckeeriverwc.org

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Useful tool

Here's a useful tool for all these meeting documents: an online file converter.

You upload files that you can't open because of incompatible software versions. The website converts them as you desire, then e-mails them back to you so that you can then open them.

You can also install a Compatibility Pack from Microsoft that will allow you to open new files with older software versions: For PC | For Mac

Thursday, June 2, 2011

**Please send feedback by June 8, 2011**

**Please send feedback by June 8, 2011**

Hello All,

Thank you to the many folks who were able to attend yesterdays Stakeholder Meeting.

For you as well as for those who could not attend, attached are some notes from the group discussion and the documents we reviewed.

All three, plus a good map, are also posted on the Sagehen Forest Blog

Please review the documents and send feedback on:
  • the sections and/or points that need to be kept in the documents
  • points needing revision and suggestions for the revision
  • points to be deleted and why
  • points needing to be added with suggestions for the addition
You can send the feedback to me or directly to Kris Boatner. Please try to get comments in by June 8, 2011.

The next meeting is July 12, 2011 to review the Proposed Action and Purpose and Need that go to publication.

Thank you,
/lisa (facilitator)

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Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 550-8760 (Phone)
(530) 725-4407 (fax)
www.truckeeriverwc.org
lwallace@truckeeriverwc.org

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1, 2011 Meeting documents.

Here are the documents from the 6-1-11 meeting:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

June 1, 2011 Meeting Announcement.

Hello all,

A quick reminder that the next Stakeholder Meeting is:

Wednesday
June 1, 2011
10:00am – 12:30pm
Truckee Ranger District
No conference calling available
We will not break for lunch, but will end promptly at 12:30pm

The agenda will be a detailed review of the draft Proposed Action and draft Purpose and Need Statement. Portions of documents will be written out (narrative) and portions will be in outline.

We will not be able to send the documents prior to the meeting. Copies will be available at the meeting and will be e-mailed immediately following the meeting.

Comments, feedback and ideas will be welcome at the meeting and after until June 8, 2011.

**Please RSVP so we can plan for seating and copies.**

Thank-you!
/lisa wallace (facilitator)

*************
Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 550-8760 (Phone)
(530) 725-4407 (fax)
www.truckeeriverwc.org
lwallace@truckeeriverwc.org

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Documents from prior meetings

Here is some documentation from previous meetings (note: if your software version can't open these files, upload them to Google Docs for viewing and editing--sorry, not for PPT):

Friday, April 29, 2011

May 3, 2011 Meeting


Hello all,

If you are attending, please let me know so we can plan for seating/viewing of data/images and handouts.

You are invited to attend a meeting to review the results of the FlamMap and FARSITE fire models:

Tuesday
May 3, 2011
9:00am – noon
Truckee Ranger District, Truckee
Or via webinar and conference call

If you want to attend via webinar, after you RSVP we will send sign-on instructions.

So far I have the following people attending either in person or via webinar:

  • Tom Downing
  • Lynn Lorenson
  • George Terhune
  • Bill Zielinski

Thanks!
Lisa Wallace (Facilitator)

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Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 725-4407 (fax)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

May June & July dates


Hello all,

As the Project Leads, Joanne Roubique and Peter Stine, reminded us at the 4/18/2011 stakeholder meeting, we are in the critical period for receiving input and feedback.

To help everyone with planning, below are the next set of important dates for the Sagehen Collaborative Project:


May 3, 2011, 9:00am – 12noon: FlamMap and FARSITE fire modeling, at Truckee Ranger District and via webinar.

May 6, 2011: Comments due on Draft Prescriptions.

June 1, 2011:  Stakeholder Meeting: Review of Draft Proposed Action and Draft Purpose and Need, Truckee Ranger District.

June 8, 2011: Comments due on Draft Proposed Action and Draft Purpose and Need.

July 12, 2011: Stakeholder Meeting: Review of Proposed Action and Purpose and Need, Truckee Ranger District.

July 19, 2011: Comments due on Proposed Action and Purpose and Need.

Late July or early Aug: Tour of some the marked units, including American marten (i.e. emphasis areas 1, 2, 4); aspen (emphasis area 8); and stream/riparian areas, Sagehen Basin.

Approximately August 15, 2011: NEPA starts with publication of the Proposed Action.


Thank you for your continued interest and input to the Sagehen Collaborative Project.

Best,
Lisa Wallace (Facilitator)

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Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 725-4407 (fax)

Draft prescriptions


Hello all,

We are at a critical period for the Sagehen Collaborative Project: Fire modeling (FlamMap and FARSITE) are underway based on the attached Draft Prescriptions:


From the fire modeling and prescriptions, the Proposed Action and the Purpose and Need statements will be written.

If you have comments, suggestions, changes, and the like, we would like to receive these by May 6, 2011.

Please copy your comments all three of Kris Boatner, Scott Conway and me.  Our email addresses are:


Please feel free to contact Kris and Scott with questions and concerns, they would rather hear from you now than later!

Cheers,
Lisa (facilitator)

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Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 725-4407 (fax)

May 3, 2011: Fire Model review


Hello all,

You are invited to attend a meeting to review the results of the FlamMap and FARSITE fire models:

Tuesday
May 3, 2011
9:00am – noon
Truckee Ranger District, Truckee
Or via webinar and conference call

Please RSVP so we can plan for seating/viewing of data/images and handouts.

If you want to attend via webinar, after you RSVP we will send sign-on instructions.

Thanks!
Lisa Wallace (Facilitator)

*************
Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 725-4407 (fax)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 18, 2011 Meeting


Hello all

While the weather forecast is likely for rain, the meeting is ON and we encourage you to attend in person, if at all possible.

We will be reviewing substantial amounts of information and data, and will be asking for your feedback, corrections, and clarifications.

Agenda topics:

-         Review the list of DRAFT PRESCRIPTIONS AND TREATMENTS

-         Review of Vegetation and Habitat (American marten) Data and Maps, goals and treatment approaches

-         Review and discussion of FLAMAP FIRE MODELING

-         Review and correction of ISSUES LIST (revised from the 3/4/2011 meeting)


Sagehen Collaborative Project
Stakeholder Meeting
April 18, 2011
10:00am – 3:00pm

Meeting Location:
USFS Truckee Ranger District office, front conference room
10811 Stockrest Springs Road
Truckee, CA 96161

Logistics:
The meeting will take place no matter the weather.  Sun, rain or snow – the meeting will not be cancelled. The entire meeting will be held indoors at the Truckee Ranger District. 

We will take a 30 minute break for lunch. Please be sure to bring your lunch. We are not able to provide lunch and there is not a convenient place to buy lunch.

Thank you again for your interest in the Sagehen Collaborative Project. We are looking forward to sharing a lot of data and information with you!

Cheers,
/lisa

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Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 550-8760 (Phone)
(530) 725-4407 (fax)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Updated documents

Here are the latest versions of various documents and meeting materials for you to download:

Friday, February 25, 2011

March 4, 2011 Reminder


REMINDER – This meeting will take place no matter the weather…

!Please RSVP!

Sagehen Collaborative Project

Stakeholder Meeting
March 4, 2011
10:00am – 3:00pm
USFS Truckee Ranger District
Call in option available, please RSVP with call in request and I will send you the information

Agenda topics:

-         Review and prioritize the list of issues/ideas (distributed previously and available on the Sagehen Forest Project Blog)

-         Review Vegetation and Habitat Data and Maps, goals and treatment approaches, identify fatal flaws (if any)

-         Brainstorm of treatments and prescriptions to direct development of Proposed Action

-         Schedule of remaining meetings

Thank you again for your interest in the Sagehen Collaborative Project and for your patience with the meeting re-scheduling.

Cheers,
/lisa

*************
Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 550-8760 (Phone)
(530) 725-4407 (fax)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Next meeting: Friday, March 4, 2011.

**DATE CORRECTION** The next meeting is Friday, March 4, 2011.

Hello Everyone,

Please note the following updates for the Sagehen Collaborative Project:

1) With significant help from Scott Conway (USFS, Truckee Ranger District) the Meeting Planning Committee has compiled a list of issues, questions, concerns and ideas raised since May 2010.  The list is attached here as a series of excel spreadsheets. Please note there are four (4) worksheets. The first spreadsheet is an explanation of the other three.

Download spreadsheets - Excel, 48K (right-click and save file). 

Please feel free to send feedback to me on the issues, definitions, dispositions, et al. Please know we welcome and appreciate your feedback.

2) A subgroup has been working on collecting and calibrating historic and current vegetation and habitat data. The group has made significant progress and has developed a set of maps along with a DRAFT set of goals and preliminary treatment approaches.

To most effectively review both the issues list (#1 above) and the vegetation and habitat data (#2 above) we would like to meet in person with stakeholders.  The weather during the meeting scheduled for this Friday, 2/18/2011 is forecasted to be a fairly heavy snow storm, so we have postponed the meeting to March 4, 2011.

If the weather is difficult for travel on March 4, 2011, we will go ahead with the meeting with conference call and web-based presentation capabilities.

DATE CHANGE:
The Stakeholder Meeting scheduled for February 18, 2011 has been move to March 4, 2011.

SAVE THE DATE:
Stakeholder Meeting
March 4, 2011
10:00am – 3:00pm
USFS Truckee Ranger District

Agenda topics:
-         Review the list of issues/ideas
-         Review Vegetation and Habitat Data and Maps, goals and treatment approaches
-         Brainstorm of treatments and prescriptions

Thank you again for your interest in the Sagehen Collaborative Project and for your patience with the meeting re-scheduling.

Cheers,
/lisa

PS – again, we welcome and appreciate any feedback on the issues list prior to March 3, 2011.

*************
Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 550-8760 (Phone)
(530) 725-4407 (fax)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Jan. 2011 meeting changed to Feb. 2011

Happy New Year!

Please note the following updates for the Sagehen Collaborative Project:

1) A subgroup has been working on collecting and calibrating historic and current vegetation and habitat data. The group is making progress and needs another few weeks to resolve data gaps and complete the analysis.  When the analysis and maps are completed, they will be presented to the stakeholder group for review and feedback.  The analysis and maps will also provide the basis to discuss specific treatments and prescriptions.

2) With significant help from Scott Conway (USFS, Truckee Ranger District) the Meeting Planning Committee is compiling a master list of issues, questions, concerns and ideas raised since May 2010.  We will send the master list to the stakeholders by 1/25/2011 for review and feedback.

DATE CHANGE:
The Stakeholder Meeting scheduled for January 20, 2011 has been move to February 18, 2011.

SAVE THE DATE:
Stakeholder Meeting
February 18, 2011
10:00am – 3:00pm
USFS Truckee Ranger District

Agenda topics:
-         Review of Vegetation Data and Maps
-         Brainstorm of treatments and prescriptions
-         Review of master list of issues/ideas

Thanks for your interest in the Sagehen Collaborative Project.

Cheers,
/lisa

*************
Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 550-8760 (Phone)
(530) 725-4407 (fax)

12/3/2010 Stakeholder Meeting Summary

Thank you to those who were able to join us at the December 3, 2010 stakeholder meeting.
Comments, Suggestions, Feedback: Please send comments, suggestions or feedback to Lisa Wallace (facilitator) at lwallace@truckeeriverwc.org

If you have suggestions for the next meeting, please send comments to Lisa Wallace lwallace@truckeeriverwc.org

Access to Presentations and Materials: All available meeting materials are posted on the Sagehen Forest Blog at:
http://sagehenforest.blogspot.com/

Thanks!
*************
Lisa Wallace
Executive Director
Truckee River Watershed Council
P.O. Box 8568
Truckee, CA 96162
(530) 550-8760 (Phone)
(530) 725-4407 (fax)
www.truckeeriverwc.org
lwallace@truckeeriverwc.org