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Agenda - March 2022

Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District
Regular Meeting Agenda and Meeting Notice

March 24, 2022 – 6:00 PM

Physical Location:
Lewiston Police Training Center
2419 16th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501

1Call to Order – Steve Becker

2Changes to Agenda

3Chair Report - Steve Becker
  1. Briefing on Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts activities
    • Update on January 17, 2022 Legislative Social
    • Update on IASCD Board meeting in January 2022
    • Update on State Legislation and funding allocations
  2. Briefing on National Association of Conservation Districts activities
    • Presentation to National Association of State Conservation Agencies
  3. Briefing on Agency activities
    • Idaho Department of Environmental Quality – staff changes and planned activities for 2022
    • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – staff changed, engineering assistance and post fire assistance.
  4. Briefing on Local News
    • Briefing on Nez Perce County Local Emergency Planning Committee Activities
  5. Discussion on 2022 District Elections

4Action Items:
  1. Board Decision on Financial Report For January-February 2022 (Zenner)
  2. Board Decision on January 4, 2022 Regular and Special Meeting Minutes (Becker)
  3. Board Decision on Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission Technical Assistance Request
  4. Board Decision on FEMA grant applications for post fire assistance in Bedrock Creek
  5. Board Decision on Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Grant Application.
  6. Board Decision on Request for Funding letters to the Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission for the State Water Quality Program for Agriculture; USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service for watersheds operation funding, USDA NRCS for additional EQIP funding for 2021 wildfires.
  7. Board Decision on Idaho Department of Agriculture Cooperative Weed Management Area 2022 contract, NPSWCD staff roles, Work Bids.
  8. Board Decision on grant applications through the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service, Idaho Department of Water Resources and Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation

5Speakers – Congressional Update (Lewiston staff from Senator Crapo, Senator Risch, and Representative Fulcher invited)

6Update on Craig Mountain Fire and Fuels Working Group – Pete Wittman, Steve Kaufman

7Update on Lapwai Creek watershed meeting – Pete Wittman

8Presentation on Bedrock, Pine, Snake River Complex Post Fire Assessment and Assistance - Rasmussen

9Manager Reports: Lynn Rasmussen
  1. Update on Facilities Maintenance – Building C construction needs, lot management and office roofing
  2. Update on Summer Staffing Plan, engineering workload analysis, administrative positions
  3. Update on Grants/Contracts – CIG Drone Project, NWQI project, PCSRF project, BPA project

The agenda order is subject to change at the Chair’s discretion.

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