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Coachella Valley
Conservation Commission
agenda
 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
11:00 a.m.
 
CVAG Offices
73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 119
Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 346-1127
 
Teleconferencing will be available at:
Imperial Irrigation District
321 S. Waterman Ave. Suite 200
El Centro, CA  92243
(760) 482-3456

This meeting is handicapped accessible.
Action may result on any items on this agenda.

1.

CALL TO ORDER - Mayor Michael Wilson, City of Indio, Chair

2.

Roll Call

3.

Pledge of Allegiance

4.

Public Comments

This is the time and place for any person wishing to address the Coachella Valley Conservation Commission on items not appearing on the agenda to do so.

5.

Committee Member/Director Comments

6.

Consent Calendar

7.

Discussion/Action

RECOMMENDATION:  Approve an agreement with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to fulfill the tasks of the study Determining Habitat Use and Response to Human Recreational Activities of Peninsular Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) in a Shared Landscape for a not to exceed amount of $132,646.
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve Resolution 18-004 authorizing acquisition of 7 tax default parcels at a cost not to exceed $70,165.02 plus administration costs and authorize the Executive Director to enter into an agreement of sale to purchase the properties.
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve Resolution 18-005 authorizing acquisition of three parcels totaling approximately 167.51 acres in the Stubbe/Cottonwood Canyon Conservation Area at a cost not to exceed $364,000.00 plus closing costs not to exceed $2,500.00.  
D.
Biological Monitoring Update Dr. Cameron Barrows, Associate Research Ecologist, Center for Conservation Biology, UC Riverside 

8.

INFORMATION

9.

Announcements

Upcoming meetings at 73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Room 119, Palm Desert:

 

Executive Committee - Monday, June 4, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

 

Coachella Valley Conservation Commission - Thursday, June 14, 2018,

11:00 a.m.

Upcoming meetings at Agua Caliente Casino Resort, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage: 

 

General Assembly - Monday, June 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

10.

Adjournment