Pima Natural Resource Conservation District

NRCS Plant Materials Center

3241 N. Romero Road

Tucson, AZ 85705

September 23, 2017




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.

DATE: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: LIBRARY at USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Center, 3241 North Romero Road, Tucson, Arizona 85705


I. Call to order

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Introductions

IV. Approval of the minutes of July 18, 2017 and August 25, 2017 teleconferences

V. Treasury

a. Financial Report

i. Income/expense statements

ii. Balance statements

b. Group photos with our award from Coalition of Counties, sign thank-you card c. Approval of Bills

i. Becky Hightower invoices: Administrative Services and office supplies

ii. Envirothon FY 2018 Contribution $500 budget approval

iii. NRCWAY FY 2018 Contribution $600 budget approval

iv. ACGA invoice for Mexican wolf comments

VI. Action Items

a. Old business

i. Wolf litigation update

ii. Jaguar litigation update

iii. Comment submissions on Pima Pineapple Cactus & other listed species

iv. Educational workshops

1. Pond sealing

2. Range Nutrition – Nov. 2

3. Desert tortoise Best Mgmt Practices- experts suggest August monsoon season timeframe with field trip

v. Discuss ESA reform

b. New business

i. Mexican wolf DNA study –Go/No go discussion on proceeding with Phase II or Phase III as proposed by Dr. Ramey in January 2016

ii. Plant guide sales update; RC&D offer of guides

iii. New supervisor recruitment

iv. Set dates for October, November meetings: suggestion is to meet October 14 immediately after the SACPA meeting. VII. Reports:


b. Other agencies

c. Altar Valley Conservation Alliance

d. Program Administrator

i. Newsletter

ii. Other

e. Supervisors

VIII. Call to the Public

IX. Adjourn

Dated this day of September 23, 2017

Pima Natural Resource Conservation District


Cindy Coping, Chair

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