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November Board Meeting

Pima Natural Resource Conservation District                                                                         NRCS Plant Materials Center                                                                                                         3241 N. Romero Road                                                                                                                   Tucson, AZ 85705                                                                                                                         November 28, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF COMBINED PUBLIC MEETING OF

PIMA NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT (PIMA NRCD) BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

And

Pima Center for Conservation Education Board of Directors (PCCE)

 

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Pima NRCD Board of Supervisors and to the general public that the Pima NRCD Board of Supervisors/PCCE Board of Directors will hold a meeting open to the public.

As indicated in the agenda, pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(1) and/or A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(2), the Pima NRCD Board of Supervisors may vote to go into executive session, which will not be open to the public.

DATE: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time: 12:00 Noon
Location:
Club 21, 2920 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85705

AGENDA

  1. Call to order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  • Introductions
  1. Announcements
    1. plant guides are available
    2. Comments on APHIS EA on predator control due Dec. 9
    3. Comments on APHIS proposed release of beetles to control Giant Reed due Dec. 8

 

  1. Invocation
  2. Presentation of 2015 Arizona Association of Conservation Districts “Conservation Leadership Award” to the King and Miller Families
  • Presentation of 2016 Arizona Association of Conservation Districts “Conservation Heritage” (Lifetime Achievement Award) to Stuart Bengson
  • Treasury
    1. Financial Report
      1. Income/expense statements
      2. Balance statements
    2. Approval of Bills and payments
      1. Administrative services invoice, from State funds $500.00
      2. Full Lunch tab for award ceremony, District or Ed Center account, approx. $18 per guest, but donations to the PNRCD or PCCE are accepted if fully documented by name, address and amount-Becky Hightower will handle collection and documentation and then turn the record over to Pat King
    3. Lunch

Regular meeting

  1. Approval of the minutes of September 27, 2016 meeting
  2. Action Items
    1. Old business
      1. Wolf 10(j) rule litigation status update
      2. Mexican Wolf genetics study update
        1. Approval of AZ public records and/or FOIA requests for genetic data
  • Jaguar critical habitat litigation update
  1. PCCE Plant Guides: sales reports
  1. New business
    1. Discussion of planning and application process for Healthy Lands Initiative funding

 

  • Reports:
    1. AACD
    2. NRCS
    3. Other federal agencies
    4. State Natural Resources Department
    5. Other State agencies
    6. Program Administrator
    7. Supervisors
    8. Set date for next meeting
  • Call to the Public
  • Adjourn

Dated this day of November 26, 2016

Pima Natural Resource Conservation District/ Pima Center for Conservation Education

By

Cindy Coping, Chair

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the district at http://pimanrcd.org/agency-contacts/ (scroll down to contact form). Requests should be made as early as possible to arrange the accommodation.

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Pima NRCD is holding a luncheon to present:

 the AACD 2016 Lifetime ConservationHeritage award to Stu Bengson 

and the 

AACD 2015 Conservation Leadership Award to the King and Miller families

Please save the date of Tuesday November 29, 2016 on your calendar.  Pima NRCD will meet at noon at Club 21 at 2920 N. Oracle Road in Tucson.

Stuart Bengson is best known for pioneering the science of restoration of mined landscapes. He advanced the field of reclamation of tailing and mined lands at active and inactive mine sites in Arizona, New Mexico, California, Texas, Utah and Montana. He developed successful innovative technologies for drip and micro-sprinkler irrigation, minimal capping of mine wastes for revegetation & dust control, optimum species for reclamation, and implemented mine impact reclamation using livestock and biosolids. He developed and implemented mine reclamation plans and successful ecosystem restoration projects, complete with follow-up monitoring and site sampling.

The King and Miller families founded and continue to provide leadership to the Altar Valley Conservation Alliance for protection of 610,000 acres of Sonoran desert grassland, some of the most biologically rich and ecologically threatened biotic communities in the world.

The award luncheon will be followed by the regular monthly PNRCD board meeting.  The agenda for the meeting is to be announced.  Please RSVP.  Please let others know too!

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Arizona Envirothon

For information on Arizona’s Envirothon please click on the link.

http://www.azenvirothon.org/

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 Pima Natural Resource Conservation District

NRCS Plant Materials Center

3241 N. Romero Road

Tucson, AZ 85705

October 24, 2016

       NOTICE OF COMBINED PUBLIC MEETING

           PIMA NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT (PIMA NRCD) BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

And

                    Pima Center for Conservation Education Board of Directors (PCCE)

 

    Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Pima NRCD Board of Supervisors and to the general public that the Pima NRCD Board of Supervisors/PCCE Board of Directors will hold a meeting open to the public.

As indicated in the agenda, pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(1) and/or A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(2), the Pima NRCD Board of Supervisors may vote to go into executive session, which will not be open to the public.

DATE: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location:
USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Center Conference Room, 3241 North Romero Road, Tucson, Arizona 85705 (If conference room is unavailable, the meeting will be held in the PMC Library, enter on the west side of the main building.)

AGENDA

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Call to order
  3. Vote to enter executive session to discuss attorney-client privileged information regarding jaguar litigation
  4. Introductions
  5. Approval of the minutes of September 27, 2016 meeting Treasury
  6. Financial Report
    1. Income/expense statements
    2. Balance statements
  7. Approval of Bills and payments
    1. Becky Hightower, from State funds $550.00
  8. Action Items
    1. Old business
      1. Jaguar critical habitat litigation
        1. Vote to continue or withdraw
      2. Wolf 10(j) rule litigation status update
  • Mexican Wolf genetics study update
  1. Educational workshop update
  2. Ocelot recovery plan update and discussion of possible future action
  3. Award luncheon for Stuart Bengson update
  1. New business
    1. Request from AACD for PCCE contribution of $3,000 to help fund AACD intern
    2. PCCE Plant Guides
      1. Proposal to restructure wholesale and retail pricing
  • Unannounced matters to be posted on a future agenda
  • Reports:
    1. NRCS
    2. Other federal agencies
    3. State Natural Resources Department NRCD Liaison
    4. Other State agencies
    5. Program Administrator
    6. Supervisors
    7. Set date for next meeting
  1. Call to the Public
  2. Adjourn

Dated this day of October 20, 2016

Pima Natural Resource Conservation District

By
Cindy Coping, Chair

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the district at http://pimanrcd.org/agency-contacts/ (scroll down to contact form). Requests should be made as early as possible to arrange the accommodation.

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Winkelman NRCD Clean Water Plan Meeting, October 25, 2016 at 10 am

by wnrcdclerk

Notice is hereby given to the members of the Winkelman NRCD and to the general public that the Board of Supervisors will host a Clean Water Plan meeting open to the public onOctober 25, 10.

Date: October 25, 2016

Time: 10 am

Location: Central Arizona College, Aravaipa Campus, Room E102

AGENDA:

Call to Order

Clean Water Plan Presentation Info/Action Item

Call to the public

Adjourn

See attachment:

Clean Water Plan Stages – ADEQ.pdf

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Save the Date!

 

Pima NRCD is holding a luncheon to present the AACD 2016 Lifetime Conservation

Heritage award to Stu Bengson

Please save the date of Tuesday November 29, 2016 on your calendar.  Pima NRCD will meet at noon at a Tucson location (to be announced).

     Stuart is best known for pioneering the science of restoration of mined landscapes. He advanced the field of reclamation of tailing and mined lands at active and inactive mine sites in Arizona, New Mexico, California, Texas, Utah and Montana. He developed successful innovative technologies for drip and micro-sprinkler irrigation, minimal capping of mine wastes for revegetation & dust control, optimum species for reclamation, and implemented mine impact reclamation using livestock and biosolids. He developed and implemented mine reclamation plans and successful ecosystem restoration projects, complete with follow-up monitoring and site sampling.

     The award luncheon will be followed by the regular monthly PNRCD board meeting.  The agenda for the meeting is to be announced.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend so a restaurant location of appropriate size can be reserved.  Please let others know to!

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Join Arizona Land and Water Trust

on our

Buckelew Farm & Altar Valley Tour

Friday, October 7, 2016
Join us for pumpkin picking at Buckelew Farm!
We will visit this festive farm, just in time for fall, to pick pumpkins and hear the Buckelew family share their conservation story of partnering with
the Trust and Pima County.We’ll also take a drive through the nearby scenic Altar Valley to view additional working landscapes. We will plan to visit King 98 Ranch (protected in partnership with Pima County as part of the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan) and Elkhorn Ranch to learn about their operations and the important conservation projects they have underway.
Read below for details on each of these
unique properties.
(Final agenda subject to change due to ranch operations.)
Buckelew Farm
Most who know of Buckelew Farm know the annual fall pumpkin festival and corn maze just outside of Robles Junction (Three Points) on Highway 86, southwest of Tucson.
Bob Buckelew and his wife Clara purchased this property in 1954 after they had been leasing it for several years to farm cotton. Over the years, Bob and his wife gifted the property to their children, Nick Buckelew and his sisters.
In 2006 the Buckelew family was approached with a very lucrative offer to sell the farm for a housing development. Instead, the Buckelew family approached the Arizona Land and Water Trust and Pima County to save the farm and other grazing lands south of the farm. On October 13, 2006, the County purchased a total of 505 acres with 2004 bond funds, which included 420 acres of mostly irrigated farmland north of Ajo Highway and 85 acres on undeveloped ranch land south of the highway. In addition, a 2,000-acre state grazing lease and 200 acre BLM federal grazing permit came with the property. The Buckelew family kept 9 acres that include a house and other farm related buildings.
Protecting the Buckelew family lands also protects biological resources and habitat for the Swainson’s hawk, Bell’s vireo, western yellow-billed cuckoo, western yellow bat, western burrowing owl, Tucson shovel-nosed snake, and Pima pineapple cactus.

-Pima County (www.pima.gov)

King 98 Ranch
During the late 1800s, a number of homesteads were established in Altar Valley, including the King ranches. The King 98 Ranch was in the King family for three generations, since the turn of the 20th century. Pima County purchased the 4,500-acre King 98 Ranch on March 18, 2005, with 2004 bond funds. The property supports habitat for the California leaf-nosed bat, Swainson’s hawk and Tumamoc globeberry. Portions of the property may provide habitat in the natural dispersal of young cactus ferruginous pygmy-owls when found in the valley. Endangered Pima pineapple cacti have been found on the property and a quarter of the property acquired is designated as an Important Riparian Area by the County.

-Pima County (www.pima.gov)

Elkhorn Ranch
Elkhorn Ranch lies southwest of Tucson, in the foothills of the Baboquivari Mountains. At an altitude of 3,700 feet, the ranch is surrounded by the open Sonoran Desert country of the Altar Valley.
Mule and white-tailed deer, bobcat, mountain lion, javelina, coati and ring-tail cat inhabit the area plus many local and migratory birds.
In 1945, the Miller family ventured south from Montana to establish a winter dude ranch. Charley and Mary Miller and Tom and Anne Miller, the third generation of the Miller family, live and work at Elkhorn year round and enjoy the friendship of many returning guests and crew.
Up until the early 1980s, when drought conditions forced the Millers to decrease the number of livestock on the ranch, cattle were a lively part of the ranch operation. These days, the Millers focus on raising top-notch trail horses, conservation minded land management and ongoing improvement of the ranch, including installation of solar electricity generation facilities in 2012.
The Millers also work with the USDA – Natural Resource Conservation Service to scientifically monitor range vegetation density and diversity and conduct stewardship projects. These practices also support the wildlife and plant biodiversity that thrives here.
Since 1995, the Millers are proud to have worked with neighboring ranchers on management of the 600,000-plus acre Altar Valley watershed via the Altar Valley Conservation Alliance.

-Elkhorn Ranch (http://elkhornranch.com)

Please join us as we visit these important conservation lands, projects made possible through partnerships with the Trust.
 
Lunch and transportation are provided and there is no fee to join us. To reserve a spot, please call us at (520) 577-8564 or email Jill Medlow, Development Coordinator, atjmedlow@alwt.org.
 
Please contact us anytime with questions you may have!
 
Create a Lasting Legacy
Do you wish to make a significant impact on land and water conservation in Arizona?  Legacy gifts are a convenient way to support the future work of Arizona Land and Water Trust, ensuring that Arizona’s most critical natural and historic landscapes remain intact for future generations to enjoy as you do.
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Triangle Bar Ranch – 1,000 acres protected along the San Pedro River

Photo By:  Jessica Fraver

Arizona Land and Water Trust
3127 N Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85716-2750
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                                                        Pima Natural Resource Conservation District                                                                                               NRCS Plant Materials Center                                                                                                                      3241 N. Romero Road                                                                    Tucson, AZ 85705

              September 26, 2016

NOTICE OF COMBINED PUBLIC MEETING OF

PIMA NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT (PIMA NRCD) BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

And

Pima Center for Conservation Education Board of Directors

 

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Pima NRCD Board of Supervisors and to the general public that the Pima NRCD Board of Supervisors/PCCE Board of Directors will hold a meeting open to the public.

As indicated in the agenda, pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(1) and/or A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(2), the Pima NRCD Board of Supervisors may vote to go into executive session, which will not be open to the public.

DATE: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location:
USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Center Conference Room, 3241 North Romero Road, Tucson, Arizona 85705 (If conference room is unavailable, the meeting will be held in the PMC Library, enter on the west side of the main building.)

AGENDA

I. Call to order                                                                                                                                         II. Pledge of Allegiance                                                                                                                 III. Introductions                                                                                                                     IV. Approval of the minutes of August 23, 2016 meeting                                                                 V. Treasury                                                                                                                                                      1. Financial Report                                                                                                                                         a. Income/expense statements                                                                                                               b. Balance statements                                                                                                                         2. Ramey invoice                                                                                                                VI. Approval of Bills and payments                                                                                                              1. Becky Hightower, from State funds $550.00                                                                          VII.  Award luncheon for Stuart Bengson                                                                                        VIII. Action Item                                                                                                                                               1. Old business                                                                                                                                               i. Jaguar critical habitat litigation update                                                                                           ii.  Wolf 10(j) rule litigation update plus discussion of OIG report and FWS                                   responses                                                                                                                                            iii. Mexican Wolf genetics study update                                                                                               iv. Ironwood Forest National Monument monitoring expansion update                                       v. Educational workshop                                                                                                                        vi. Death tax regulation update                                                                                                              vii. Ocelot recovery plan                                                                                                            IX. New business                                                                                                                                             i. Unannounced matters to be posted on a future agenda                                                       X. Reports:                                                                                                                                                     a. NRCS                                                                                                                                                       b. State Legislators                                                                                                                                   c. AACD conference                                                                                                                                 d. State Legislators                                                                                                                                   e. Altar Valley Conservation Alliance                                                                                                    f. Program Administrator                                                                                                                           1. Newsletter                                                                                                                                               2. Other                                                                                                                                                    g. State Natural Resources Department NRCD Liaison update                                                      h. Other agencies                                                                                                                                      i. Supervisors                                                                                                                                   XI. Set date for next meeting                                                                                                               XII. Call to the Public                                                                                                                               XIII. Adjourn

Dated this day of September 27, 2016

Pima Natural Resource Conservation District

By
Cindy Coping, Chair

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the district at http://pimanrcd.org/agency-contacts/ (scroll down to contact form). Requests should be made as early as possible to arrange the accommodation

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Pima Natural Resource Conservation District

NRCS Plant Materials Center

3241 N. Romero Road

Tucson, AZ 85705

August 22, 2016

 

NOTICE OF COMBINED PUBLIC MEETING OF

PIMA NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT (PIMA NRCD) BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

And

Pima Center for Conservation Education Board of Directors

 

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Pima NRCD Board of Supervisors and to the general public that the Pima NRCD Board of Supervisors/PCCE Board of Directors will hold a meeting open to the public.

As indicated in the agenda, pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(1) and/or A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(2), the Pima NRCD Board of Supervisors may vote to go into executive session, which will not be open to the public.

DATE: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location:
USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Center Conference Room, 3241 North Romero Road, Tucson, Arizona 85705 (If conference room is unavailable, the meeting will be held in the PMC Library, enter on the west side of the main building.)

AGENA

I. Call to order                                                                                                                                         II. Executive session regarding FY 17 contracts                                                                                 III. Pledge of Allegiance                                                                                                           IV.Introductions                                                                                                                    V. Elections                                                                                                                                                   a. FY 2017-FY 2018 Board Chair (two years)                                                                                     b. FY 2017-FY2018 Treasurer                                                                                              VI. Approval of the minutes of June 28, 2016 meeting                                                               VII. Approval of the minutes of July 18, 2016 teleconference meeting                         VIII. Treasury                                                                                                                                                 a. Financial Report                                                                                                                                        i. Income/expense statements                                                                                                                   1. State funding reduction update                                                                                                     ii. Balance statements                                                                                                                             iii. Ramey invoice                                                                                                                                  b. Approval of Bills and payments                                                                                                             i.  Becky Hightower, from State funds $550.00                                                                                 ii. AACD Dues $1,200.00                                                                                                                       iii. NACD contribution                                                                                                                             iv. Envirothon contribution                                                                                                                   v. NRCWAY contribution                                                                                                                       vi. Litigation funding contribution from District account                                                     XI.    Award Presentation to Stuart Bengson                                                                                        X. Action Items                                                                                                                                                a. Old business                                                                                                                                               i. Jaguar critical habitat litigation update                                                                                           ii. Wolf 10(j) rule litigation update plus discussion of OIG report and FWS                                  responses                                                                                                                                                iii. Mexican Wolf genetics study update                                                                                               iv. Ironwood Forest National Monument monitoring expansion update                                     v. Open Paypal account to facilitate online donations and plant guide sales                               vi. Local workgroup meeting                                                                                                              b. New business                                                                                                                                             i. Financial audit                                                                                                                                       ii. Educational workshop                                                                                                                         iii. Death tax regulation comments                                                                                                       iv. Ocelot recovery plan                                                                                            XI. Reports:                                                                                                                                                       a. NRCS                                                                                                                                                       b. State Legislators                                                                                                                                   c. AACD conference                                                                                                                                 d. State Legislators                                                                                                                                   e. Altar Valley Conservation Alliance                                                                                                   f. Program Administrator                                                                                                                           i. Newsletter                                                                                                                                               ii. Other                                                                                                                                                   g. State Natural Resources Department NRCD Liaison update                                                     h.  Other agencies                                                                                                                                      i.  Supervisors                                                                                                                                            j. Set date for next meeting                                                                                                      XII. Call to the Public                                                                                                                          XIII. Adjourn

Dated this day of August 20, 2016

Pima Natural Resource Conservation District                                                                                   By                                                                                                                                                                Cindy Coping, Chair

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