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  1. NOVEMBER 15 - Tribal Transportation Working Group Agenda - by NaepcA1 (Posted Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:41:07 GMT)
    Dear Working Group Members and Interested Parties;
    The agenda for the next Interagency Technical Working Group on Tribal Transportation Issues to be held Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm, hosted by the Pala Band of Mission Indians at the Pala Resort and Casino Conference Center has been posted to the SANDAG Web site. A hard copy of the full agenda packet will be available at the meeting, as well as a hard copy of the draft Intraregional Tribal Transportation Strategy. Attached please find the agenda only.
    PLEASE NOTE: We are meeting in the afternoon, rather than our usual morning meeting, therefore the Pala Tribal Council is hosting a luncheon at noon prior to the meeting. Please join us for lunch prior to the meeting in the Sycamore Rooms.
    Agenda highlights include:
    • Draft Intraregional Tribal Transportation Strategy
    2019 San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan
    Tribal Transportation Safety Fund Update and Grant Clinic
    GRANT CLINIC: Tribal Transportation Safety Fund
    3PM – 5PM
    Immediately following
    Staff from various partner agencies will be available following the meeting to assist with the application process.
    Please review the agenda and materials. You will need to bring information to the meeting.

    We look forward to seeing you there!
    The purpose of the Interagency Technical Working Group on Tribal Transportation issues (Working Group) is to serve as a forum for Tribal governments in the region to discuss and coordinate transportation issues of mutual concern with the various public planning agencies in the region, including SANDAG, Caltrans, the County of San Diego, and the transit operators. In partnership with the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA), the Working Group monitors and provides input on the implementation of the strategies and planning activities related to transportation mutually developed through the San Diego Regional Tribal Summit.
    Jane Clough, Ph.D.
    Senior Regional Planner
    (619) 699-1909
    401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101

  2. USFWS coordination meeting Sept 29 - by NaepcA1 (Posted Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:16:37 GMT)
    Dear Tribal Partners (blind copied),

    in our continuing effort to coordinate and collaborate with Tribal governments, the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office invites you to attend our next Tribal coordination meeting. This event will be hosted by the Barona Band of Mission Indians at the Barona Resort and Casino Golf Events Center, 1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, California on September 29, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Hotel reservations at government or Tribal rates are available on request.

    A continental breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP via an email reply by Tuesday September 26 to assist in planning (simply reply to this email).

    The purpose of the coordination meetings is to facilitate communication among the Service and Tribal governments Endangered Species Act issues that may be of interest or concern to your Tribe. The meetings also provide a forum to discuss any other plant and wildlife resource management issues of interest or concern to San Diego County Tribal governments.

    Below are topics planned for the agenda. Thanks to Jamul Indian Village, a Kumeyaay Nation, and La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians environmental staff for suggestions:

    • Introduction and activity update by Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office Tribal Liaison (Alison Williams-Anderson)
    • New USFWS Regional Tribal Liaison introduction: Richard Adkins (including discussion of proposed changes to the eagle feather permits regulations)
    • Hermes copper butterfly status assessment and potential listing (Williams-Anderson)
    • Invasive nonnative species update: focus on the "stinknet" and Sahara mustard weed threats, early detection and rapid response (Williams Anderson)
    • Migratory birds update and discussion: focus on recent changes to the Bald and Golden Eagle Act incidental take permit regulations (Heather Beeler and Tom Dietsch, USFWS)
    • Downscaled local climate change models and impacts to tribal environmental resources (Williams-Anderson and Emilie Luciani, USFWS)
    • USFWS funding sources: Partners for Fish and Wildlife Grants (Jonathan Snapp-Cook USFWS)
    • Native American youth intern opportunities: fostering indigenous research methods (Palomar College Staff and Williams-Anderson)
    • Recent and pending listing and recovery actions, partnership activities, etc. (USFWS staff)
    • Future topics and meetings

    We look forward to meeting with you and working in partnership to protect the natural resources of San Diego County. If you have questions, please contact Alison Anderson by replying to this email or at the number listed below.

    Alison Williams- Anderson, Ph.D.
    Tribal Liaison
    Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office

  3. Oct 30-31,2017-33rd Annual Environmental Training Symposium - by NaepcA1 (Posted Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:43:25 GMT)
    October 30-31, 2017 – San Diego Convention Center
    33rd Annual Environmental Training Symposium & Conference


    • Impacts of Federal policy changes
    • What does this mean for manufacturing?
    • Essential updates and strategies for compliance professionals

    Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 7:00 AM –
    Tue, Oct 31, 2017, 2:00 PM PDT

    San Diego Convention Center
    111 West Harbor Drive
    San Diego, CA 92101

    For Event Detail Click on link:

    Eventbrite conference information click on link: ... 55ab485cf3

  4. Requesting information for the 2017 CA Forest Pest Condition - by NaepcA1 (Posted Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:23:51 GMT)
    California Forest Pest Council
    Hi everyone, it’s that time of the year again to send me any information on insect/disease/abiotic/animal damage to trees you have seen in your areas for the forest pest conditions report.
    We are getting ready to start compiling information for the pest conditions report for this year. Each year the California Forest Pest Council publishes the California Forest Pest Conditions Report in cooperation with Cal Fire, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the University of California, and the USDA Forest Service. The council would like to improve its reporting and try to reach as many agencies as possible in the California Southern Region that would have knowledge of problems on state and private lands. If you know of any significant pest conditions that have developed within your area during the past year (October 2016 through now), please send me this information so I can include it in this year’s CA Forest Pest Condition Report.
    What to include:
    1) Include type of pests (insect, animal, pathogen) or abiotic conditions that have significantly lessened or increased or are new this past year.
    2) Cause of the damage
    3) General location
    4) Estimate of acreage or numbers of trees involved.
    5) Give as much detail as you have of the area and problems that are occurring.
    6) I am seeing a lot of symptoms and dieback caused by the drought. If you are experiencing drought related mortality in your please send me the information.
    If you know of someone who could provide information as well please feel free to forward this to them.
    If you can send the information to Kim Corella by October 30th . That would give me time to compile the submissions and turn them into the editor by the first week of November. Any information is helpful and please send any pictures you have as well to be included.
    Thank you for all your help and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

    Kim Corella
    CAL FIRE, RPF#2916
    Forest Health Specialist
    880 Manzanita Dr.
    Los Osos, CA 93402
    Office: 805-528-2160
    Cell: 805-550-8583
    Fax: 805-528-2158

  5. NAEPC- Quaterly Meeting, Tuesday, 09/12/17, 10am-12pm - by NaepcA1 (Posted Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:02:27 GMT)
    NAEPC Office
    41185 Golden Gate Circle, Suite 209
    Murrieta, CA 92562
    (951) 296-5595

    10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m