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.

 

Early Detection Beyond Boundaries

One Tam
2020
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Invasive plants don’t see our property lines. The five partners that make up Marin County’s One Tam partnership know this, and they teamed up to create an Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) program tasked with identifying and managing weeds spanning the jurisdictions on Mt. Tamalpais. The EDRR team released this full report on its work from the first survey cycle, offering deep analysis of survey efforts and offering detailed strategies for addressing the mountain’s most formidable weeds. The early detection work is a cornerstone to One Tam’s efforts to protect the mountain’s iconic landscapes, and the plants and animals that call them home.

 

CALREC Vision

Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation
2020
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Sponsored and initiated by the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA), the CALREC Vision project is working to highlight the essential, multi-benefit role that outdoor recreation plays in California. MLTPA has been engaged with local and regional issues of sustainable recreation and collaboration in California's Eastern Sierra since its inception and provides technical support to a regional public/public recreation-based solution, the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Partnership. Given its role employing collaboration to improve the social, environmental, and economic impacts of recreation in the Eastern Sierra, MLTPA invites you to visit mltpa.org to learn more about our work.

In launching the CALREC Vision Project, MLTPA engaged counsel from an array of federal, state, and regional agency and organizational experts as an Advisory Committee. Participants in the Advisory Committee generously shared their time, perspective, and advice on these topics through a series of facilitated, virtual meetings from May 2020 through July 2020. The results of those productive meetings were focused discussions and agreement about the need for cross-jurisdictional collaboration, as virtually every participant expressed encountering similar challenges. Participants also helped identify areas where collaboration can advance sustainable outdoor recreation goals within their respective agencies and organizations and throughout California.

 

California State Parks Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) Handbook for Invasive Species Management

California State Parks
2020
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This Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) Handbook for Invasive Species Management is designed for California State Parks (Parks) district natural resource managers and those planning and conducting terrestrial early detection surveys, field crews collecting data and eradicating new weeds, and partners, volunteers, or other groups interested in assisting and following these methods.

California State Parks Natural Resources Division (NRD) embarked on an EDRR pilot project in 2012 with Santa Cruz and Orange Coast Districts volunteering to lead the effort. Their Natural Resources (NR) staff contributed hundreds of hours in development of the methods and tested them firsthand. In 2014, Sierra, North Coast Redwoods, and San Diego Coast Districts joined the training and data collection effort. The original handbook was written in 2015 by Ramona Robison and Nita Barve (NRD) with Tim Hyland and Daniella Schweizer (Santa Cruz District). Technical assistance and review were provided by the Santa Cruz Resource Conservation District and the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC). Some of the contents of the original handbook have been preserved; we have updated and expanded on various components for greater clarity and utility. This version was reviewed by Tim Hyland (Santa Cruz), Lana Nguyen (Orange Coast), and Michelle Forys (North Coast Redwoods) who are all implementing successful EDRR programs in their respective districts.

 

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
Details

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.

 

Capacity Building for Collaboration: Summary and Key Findings

California Landscape Stewardship Network
January 2019
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This document summarizes the key findings from a recently commissioned case study exploring barriers to and strategies for improving capacity for landscape-scale stewardship networks. This summary, prepared by the Steering Committee for the California Landscape Stewardship Network, includes direct excerpts from the case study as well as paraphrased findings.