CalRecycle Awards $71,000 to Clear Illegal Dumpsites - 2/22/19
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is awarding $71,132 in cleanup grants to restore public nature areas and animal grazing land in Lassen and Madera counties. The local sites are overrun with illegally dumped appliances, tires, household hazardous waste, electronic waste, construction scraps, and other debris, posing a threat to public health and the environment.
“California must protect the farm, ranch and agricultural lands that help feed people and contribute to our economy.” CalRecycle Director Scott Smithline said. “CalRecycle is committed to keeping these open, rural spaces clean and productive for generations to come.”
CalRecycle’s Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program provides up to $1 million annually for the cleanup of illegal solid waste on farm or ranch property where the owner is not responsible for the illegally dumped debris.
CalRecycle is awarding the Coarsegold Resource Conservation District a $21,132 grant to help clear a stretch of the Willow Creek Trail loop, the Douglas Ranger Station turnout, and the Central Camp Road grotto in the county and Sierra National Forest. The sites are on dirt roads with hiking trails and are prone to illegal dumping. A local Boy Scout troop will help support the project by removing recyclables and trash following the cleanup. New garbage and recycling bins, signage and increased monitoring will be put in place to help prevent future dumping.
CalRecycle is awarding the Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation a $50,000 grant to help clear a 45-acre debris field within the 360-acre Bertotti Ranch. The land is used as a cattle, sheep and pig pasture and serves as graze land for these and other livestock throughout the year. The ungated property was unoccupied for decades. Its proximity to a nearby community and public road made it a frequent illegal dumping ground. New fencing and increased monitoring are expected to help prevent future dumping.
Under the farm and ranch grant program, cities, counties, federally recognized Native American tribes, and resource conservation districts may apply for up to $200,000 per fiscal year, but no more than $50,000 per site. Grants are funded through the state’s Integrated Waste Management Account, Tire Recycling Management Fund, and Used Oil Recycling Fund. Get automatic updates on new grant cycles, awards, and funding availability by subscribing to CalRecycle’s Farm and Ranch Cleanup Grant listserv.
North Cal-Neva RC&D Council Recognition Award
Honey Lake Valley RCD Board Director, Laurie Tippin revived an award from the North Cal-Neva RC&D Council acknowledging her dedication and commitment to resource conservation in Lassen County and beyond! Laurie serves as the Chair of the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts, Forestry Committee and the Modoc-Plateau Regional RCD.
Great job Laurie! Keep it up! THANK YOU!!!
Recognition in Special District Governance
We are proud to announce that our Board Chair, Jesse Claypool, has been awarded recognition in Special District Governance with the Special District Leadership Foundation.
The Special District Leadership Academy is a groundbreaking, curriculum based continuing education program and is comprised of four courses unique in that the curriculum has been created by special districts and agreed upon as what governing officials of special districts should know and provides the knowledge base to perform essential governance responsibilities.
The Special District Leadership Academy is endorsed by the SDLF as the core special district governance training in California.
To receive this recognition:
Completion of the Special District Leadership Academy four courses: Governance Foundations, Setting Direction/Community Leadership, Board’s Role in Human Resources and Board’s Role in Finance and Fiscal Accountability.
10 additional hours of continuing education completed within 2 years and received from the California Special Districts Association or any other state-wide association specializing in local government
New Hire - Kayla Meyer 10/1/18
Kayla joined the Honey Lake Valley RCD this Summer as Project Coordinator, after having served as Public Information Officer and Renewable Energy Coordinator with the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy. In addition to this position, she has experience with floodplain management, water resources planning, climate action planning, public policy, environmental consulting, environmental education, sustainable agriculture and rural farming initiatives in both Nevada and California. Kayla holds a Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School and a Bachelor’s of Science in Law and Environmental Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University. In her free time, Kayla enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling internationally, hunting for vintage treasures, painting and silversmithing.
Carbon Farming Workshop 7/25/18
Project Coordinator - Job Announcement 6/15/18
The Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District (HLV-RCD) is looking for an experienced Project Coordinator, who can assist with the management of multiple projects from initiation to completion. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for organizing and participating in stakeholder meetings, ensure project deadlines are met in a timely manner and for preparing and submitting timely technical summary reports to the District Manager for inclusion in monthly staff reports to the HLV-RCD Board of Directors.
The Project Coordinator will be a vital member of the District’s fund-raising team. The Project Coordinator will identify funding opportunities and search for grants to support a wide array of projects and will assist with developing grant applications. They will be responsible for assisting the District Manager with overseeing all aspects of grant funding, planning, and organizing all grant-funded programs for the District.
The Project Coordinator reports directly to the District Manager and is responsible for assisting with District operations consistent with the HLV-RCD strategic plan, established goals and objectives, and the current policies and procedures of the District. The position requires an ability to work as part of a team as well as independently to complete all assigned tasks. The Project Coordinator must have the ability to work flexibly within a set of wide-ranging and often variable tasks.
This is a part-time position; however, weekly hours may fluctuate from a minimum of 20 hours to a maximum of 35 hours for the duration of grant funding. The actual work schedule shall be determined by the District Manager based on the needs of the District. The pay for this position is $18.00 to $26.00 per hour DOE.
The position is located in Lassen County with opportunities of working remotely. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three (3) work references to email@example.com, attention Ian Sims, or mail/deliver to HLVRCD, 170 Russell Ave., Suite C, Susanville, CA 96130. Closing Date: June 15th, 2018 by 5:00 PM. Only complete applications received on or before the closing date will be considered. For additional information about the HLVRCD please visit our website at www.honeylakevalleyrcd.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the policy of the Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District to provide equal employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or any other classification protected by law, and to promote this policy through a program of affirmative personnel action.
Sierra Nevada Conservancy - Lassen Creek Watershed Project, Sign Install 4/11/18
Susanville Indian Rancheria - EPA Non-Point Source Pollution Project - 4/10/18
North Lahontan Basin Storm Water Resource Plan - 03/20/18
NOTICE OF INTENT
To seek public comment on the North Lahontan Basin Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP)
NOTICE is given, that the Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District (Honey Lake Valley RCD) has prepared a Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP) for the Lahontan Basin Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) region under the California Storm Water Grant Program.
The Honey Lake Valley RCD was awarded a Proposition 1 planning grant through the California Water Board to develop a SWRP for the Honey Lake Valley and the greater Lahontan Basin IRWM region respectively.
Copies of the SWRP have been made available at the Honey Lake Valley RCD office located at 170 Russell Ave., Susanville, CA 96130. The SWRP can also be found at www.honeylakevalleyrcd.org/swrp/ The deadline for public comment is May 1, 2018. Comments should be sent via email to Mr. Ian Sims at email@example.com or can be hand delivered to the Honey Lake Valley RCD office.
March 20, 2018|
Diamond Mountain Watershed Restoration Project - 3/06/18
NOTICE OF PROPOSAL TO
ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
Diamond Mountain Watershed Restoration and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Project
NOTICE is given that a Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared setting forth the findings that the following proposed action, Diamond Mountain Watershed Restoration and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) project, will have a less than significant adverse effect on the environment. The project area is generally located 7 miles south of Susanville, CA; 2 miles west from Janesville, CA, and abuts the Plumas National Forest on the south. It includes Township (T) 29 North (N), Range (R) 11 East (E), Sections 31 and 32; T28N, R11E, Sections 1 through 6, 10 and 11; T28N, R12E, Sections 4 through 6 and 8 through 16; T29N, R12E section 34 of the Mount Diablo Meridian (Figure 1). The project planning area encompasses 8,195 acres of NFS lands located within the Diamond Management Area (MA 33), as identified in the LNF Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP).
This document is proposed to be adopted and has been filed with the Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District (RCD). It is now available for inspection and review. The review period for this Mitigated Negative Declaration is from March 6, 2018 through April 4, 2018. Written comments concerning this document will be accepted through the last day of the review period.
For further information on this, contact: Ian Sims, Honey Lake Valley RCD, 530-257-7271 x110, 170 Russell Ave, Suite C, CA 96130.
March 6, 2018|
RCD 1st Annual Mixer - 2/30/18
Watermaster Update - 2/06/18
CARCD Conference - 11/15/17 - 11/18/17
Lassen Land and Trails Trust Chili Cook Off - 10/07/17
Adopt-A-Highway Trash Cleanup - 7/15/17
SWRP Call for Projects - 6/20/17
NOTICE OF CALL FOR PROJECTS
For North Lahontan Basin Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP)
NOTICE is given, that the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District are jointly announcing a call for projects to be considered for future funding and implementation under the California Storm Water Grant Program. To have projects considered for inclusion into the North Lahontan Basin SWRP, applicant must read and complete a Project Solicitation Form found at www.honeylakevalleyrcd.us or which can be picked up in person at 170 Russell Ave., Susanville, CA 96130.
Water Code section 79747 identifies funds available for multi-benefit storm water management projects which may include, but shall not be limited to: green infrastructure, rainwater and storm water capture projects and storm water treatment facilities. Additional information is available online at www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/swgp/prop1/.
Eligible applicants include: Public agencies; 501(c) (3) Nonprofit organizations; Public utilities; Federally recognized Indian tribes; State Indian tribes listed on the Native American Heritage Commission’s Tribal Consultation List; and Mutual water companies
The deadline for project submission is Monday, July 10, 2017. Completed Project Solicitation Forms should be sent via email to Mr. Ian Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ian Sims or Mr. Jeff Weagel at email@example.com or 775-852-1440. Assistance is available for the preparation of this application.
June 20, 2017|
SWRP Request for Qualifications - 2/21/17
Notice Requesting Qualifications to Develop Lahontan Basin Storm Water Resource Plan
The Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District (HLV RCD) is seeking a qualified consultant to assist in the development of the Lahontan Basin Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP) following state guidelines. Firms are now invited to provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) to be considered for this project.
The HLV RCD has been awarded a Prop1 planning grant through the Water Board to develop a SWRP for the Honey Lake Valley and the greater Lahontan Basin IRWM region respectively.
All proposals must be received by the HLV RCD by 3 p.m., February 28, 2017. Proposals are to be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All documents including complete Request for Qualifications (RFQ) may be obtained by contacting Ian Sims, District Manager, by phone at 530-257-7271 or by email at email@example.com. RFQ will also be posted at honeylakevalleyrcd.us/
Feb. 14, 21, 2017|
East Creek Resotration Project CEQA - 1/31/17
NOTICE OF PROPOSAL TO
ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
East Creek Restoration Project
NOTICE is given that a Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared setting forth the findings that the following proposed action, restoration of East Creek, will have a less than significant adverse effect on the environment. This project is located at: T28N, R10E, Sections 31 and 32, Lassen County, CA. The project area is approximately 6 miles southeast of the township of Westwood on the south end of Mountain Meadows Reservoir. This document is proposed to be adopted and has been filed with the Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District (RCD). It is now available for inspection and review. It is also available at the Plumas Corporation website at www.plumascorporation.org. The review period for this Mitigated Negative Declaration is from February 1, 2017 through March 3, 2017. Written comments concerning this document will be accepted through the last day of the review period.
For further information on this, contact: Ian Sims, Honey Lake Valley RCD, 530-257-7271 x110, 170 Russell Ave, Suite C, Susanville, CA 96130.
Jan. 31, 2017|
SNC Lassen Creek Watershed Restoration Project
The Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District is pleased to announce that the Sierra Nevada Conservancy has awarded the Lassen Creek Watershed Restoration Project a Watershed Restoration Grant under Proposition 1. The SNC Board of Directors approved this action on Dec. 8, 2016. The amount of the grant is $250,000.
The project area lies within the Lassen Creek watershed immediately north of the Lassen National Forest boundary and south of Wingfield Road. It adjoins and will complement other forest restoration and fuel reduction projects on both private and USFS lands.
The main purpose of this project is to improve the health of the forest condition and reduce the risk and potential harmful impacts of large, damaging fires by restoring and enhancing ponderosa pine, Sierran mixed conifer, quaking aspen and California black oak ecosystems on a 325 acre project site. This will be accomplished with a multitude of forest management tools including: mechanical harvesting (+/- 300 acres) of conifers under 12” diameter; and hand-thinning, pruning, mastication, and slash disposal near residential areas, along access corridors, and sensitive watercourses (+/- 25 acres).
The intended results include but are not limited to:
•Increase in water availability and storage through the reduction of living plants in overstocked conifer stands and removal of encroaching young conifer trees in native grass meadows;
•Reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire through the reduction of woody biomass and ladder fuels;
•Reduce the risk to and improved safety for residential areas, emergency personnel, and a historic cemetery from the threat of wildfire within a portion of the Susanville WUI.
•Reduce the risk of insect infestation and resulting tree mortality by decreasing stand density.
The RCD will work with Philip Nemir, a local RPF, who is a long time forest manager of the properties associated with this project to successfully implement this restoration work. He currently manages over 8,000 acres of forestland in Northern California on 15 different ownerships