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Pima Natural Resource Conservation District
NRCS Plant Materials Center
3241 N. Romero Road
Tucson, AZ 85705
March 24, 2018
PIMA NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT (PIMA NRCD) BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
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 March 27, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Center, 3241 North Romero Road, Tucson, Arizona 85705
I. 12:30 PM Reception
II. 1:00 PM Call to order
III. Pledge of Allegiance
V. Educational Presentation by Mary Nichols regarding erosion studies in the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. Mary presents a preliminary inventory of legacy surface-water runoff and erosion-control structures in a semiarid rangeland watershed in southern Arizona.
VI. Short break
VII. Approval of the minutes of February 27, 2018 meeting
a. Financial Report
i. Income/expense statements
ii. Balance statements
b. Approval of Bills
i. Becky Hightower, from State funds
ii. Publishing expenses for election notices $88.29
iii. AACD 2018 Dues $1,200.00
iv. Meeting expenses for 3/27/18
IX. Action Items
X. Big cat resolution
XI. Final Approval & signatures, Long Range Plan
a. Program Administrator
c. Altar Valley Conservation Alliance
d. State Legislators
e. State agencies
h. Forest Service
i. Other agencies
XIII. Call to the Public
Dated this day of March 23, 2018
Pima Natural Resource Conservation District
Cindy Coping, Chair
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the district at https://pimanrcd.org/agency-contacts/ (scroll down to contact form). Requests should be made as early as possible to arrange the accommodation.
Attached please find a draft agenda for our Local Work Group Meeting to be held on April 11th, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Tucson PMC from 10 am – 12 pm located at 3241 N. Romero Rd in Tucson. If you need directions, please phone 520-989-5625.
The Local Work Group in our area includes the Pima, Santa Cruz and Winkelman NRCD’s. In addition, other professionals who represent relevant agricultural and conservation interests will be invited. Please feel free to pass this notice on to others that you think might be interested. The current contact list is located below.
If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to give us input, please forward this input to Kristen Egen, District Conservationist at Kristen.egen
We would like at least one representative from each conservation district (Winkelman, Pima, Santa Cruz) at the meeting. The more individuals that can attend, the better input we will have for our Environmental Quality Incentives Program for FY2019.
PIMA, SANTA CRUZ, AND WINKELMAN LOCAL WORK GROUP
PUBLIC INPUT MEETING
APRIL 11, 2018 10 am– 12pm TUCSON PMC CONFERENCE ROOM
Provide a forum for the NRCD’s and NRCS to work collaboratively with local conservation stakeholders to strategically identify solutions to natural resource problems. Input gathered from this meeting will be used by NRCS when making decisions on focusing technical and financial assistance.
· Welcome and Introductions
· Introduction to the NRCS’s Conservation Implementation Strategy
· Review of recent applicants and the resource concerns addressed in the Tucson Field Office work area
· Review feedback from CIS submitted and work on changes for FY2019
· Review Local Questions from FY2018 and changes requested for FY2019
On March 27, 2018, the Pima NRCD will host an educational presentation by Dr. Mary Nichols, who has done studies on the historical and current erosion and gullying in the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge.
Mary H. Nichols is a Research Hydraulic Engineer with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Tucson, AZ (since 1991). She has a Ph. D. in Engineering from New Mexico State University. Her research interests include rangeland soil and water conservation practices and their legacy effects on landscapes, the use of high resolution photography in natural resource management, and dryland fluvial geomorphology and landscape evolution.
Current projects include watershed restoration using low-tech rock check dams, quantifying rangeland watershed sediment yields, documenting and interpreting gullies and channel evolution in semiarid watersheds, and the use of ground based lidar for quantifying surface soil erosion processes.