February 12, 2020 CGT Meeting Notes

California Natural Resources Agency
February 2020
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Notes from the February 12, 2020 Cutting Green Tape roundtable meeting. 

 

Cutting Green Tape Roundtable Meeting Notes

California Natural Resources Agency
January 2020
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Meeting Goals

  1. Introduce Cutting the Green Tape as one of Secretary Crowfoot’s four pillars and build shared vision for this effort.
  2. Establish approach to advance this vision, including broad process and timeline.
  3. Establish goals and conditions for collaboration that will result in transformational yet feasible recommendations by Earth Day to achieve permitting efficiencies and other improvements.

 

Cutting Green Tape: Roundtable Agenda

California Natural Resources Agency
January 2020
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January 6, 2020
10:00am-3:00pm
Putah Creek Lodge, Davis CA

Meeting Goals

  1. Introduce Cutting Green Tape as one of Secretary Crowfoot’s four pillars and build shared vision for this effort.
  2. Establish approach to advance this vision, including broad process and timeline.
  3. Establish goals and conditions for collaboration that will result in transformational yet feasible recommendations by Earth Day to achieve permitting efficiencies and other improvements.

 

Advancing Collaboration in California

California Landscape Stewardship Network
January 2020
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This paper is a celebration of the many efforts the state has already undertaken to advance collaborative landscape stewardship. Innovative and forward-looking state efforts have inspired the California Landscape Stewardship Network (CA Network) to look ahead in partnership with the state, and explore ways we can work together to advance collaborative landscape scale approaches even further.

 

California Invasive Plant Council and California Landscape Stewardship Network

California Invasive Plant Council
2020
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In 2018, then-Governor Jerry Brown established the California Biodiversity Initiative, setting biodiversity protection as a top state priority. The Biodiversity Collaborative is the next phase in the evolution of California’s biodiversity conservation movement, integrating and building on efforts started by the California Biodiversity Initiative launched by Governor Brown. Like California’s State Wildlife Action Plan and Climate Adaptation Strategy, the Biodiversity Collaborative identifies the importance of controlling invasive species as part of attaining a sustainable future.

Indeed, hundreds of entities across California are engaged in strategic efforts to limit the scope and magnitude of the damage that these species do to the state’s biodiversity and natural resources. When possible, land managers use a strategic approach called early detection and rapid response (EDRR) that focuses on stopping new invasive plants before they become widespread. As with a raging wildfire, a surging infectious disease, or a leaking oil pipeline, the longer one waits to act, the more difficult and costly the task and the greater the damage that has already been done.

While the concept is simple, its implementation is complex. Effective EDRR requires timely data, proactive effort, landscape-level coordination among public and private landowners, and a consistent and sustained approach. In California, many pieces of an effective EDRR system are already in place, from an online network for sharing botanical information to a statewide network of land managers. But steady funding to implement EDRR systematically across the state’s 100 million acres is lacking. With the new Biodiversity Collaborative in place, the time has come for an increased commitment to invasive plant EDRR.

While technical challenges remain—such as predicting how each plant’s distribution will shift with land use and climate change—EDRR’s primary challenges are structural: How can agency missions, mandates, programs, and funding be aligned to support landscape-level conservation? This paper identifies the institutional and financial support needed for invasive plant EDRR to succeed in California.

 

Better, Stronger, Faster: Roll Out Meeting Notes

California Department Fish and Wildlife
December 2019
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Meeting notes, including summaries of speaker remarks and small group discussions, from the Better, Stronger, Faster roll-out at the UC Davis Mondavi Center on December 18, 2019.

 

Better, Stronger, Faster: Summary of Stakeholder Input and Proposed Next Steps

California Department Fish and Wildlife
December 2019
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Over the course of 2018-19, many of you approached the California Department Fish and Wildlife separately or in small groups to discuss improvements to our processes. The Department wants to share with you our thinking on reforms to help make our work “better, stronger, and faster.” We would like your feedback on improvements to our processes.

 

Cutting Green Tape: Focus Committee Meeting Agenda

California Natural Resources Agency
December 2019
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December 18, 2019
10:00am-12:30pm

Meeting Goals

  1. Share the vision for Cutting the Green Tape
  2. Determine shared approach for the initiative
  3. Establish process and confirm timeline

 

Better, Stronger, Faster: Roll Out Meeting Distribution Agenda

California Department Fish and Wildlife
December 2019
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December 18, 2019
12:30pm - 4:30pm

Meeting Goals

  1. Introduce the CDFW Better, Stronger, Faster Concept and Recommendations, including process and timeline, and link to advancing Secretary Crowfoot’s Cutting the Green Tape Initiative.
  2. Acknowledge the participation and contributions of all of the meeting participants in helping inspire and share the recommendations.
  3. Gain feedback, identify shared priorities, commitments and timeline for advancing the recommendations.
  4. Establish a process, approach, and conditions for collaboration that will result in achieving priorities.

 

Parks, Public Lands and Waterways Policy Recommendations for California Governor Gavin Newsom

Resources Legacy Fund, Berkeley Institute for Parks, People & Biodiversity
January 2019
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This paper identifies priority actions that California Governor Gavin Newsom's Administration can take to protect our parks, public lands, and waterways for the enjoyment of current and future generations.