Proposed Agenda
Recreation and Conservation Funding Board Regular Meeting
March 25, 2010
Natural Resources Building, Room 175 A&B, Olympia, Washington 98504


Time: Opening sessions will begin as shown; all other times are approximate.


Order of Presentation:

In general, each agenda item will include a presentation, followed by board discussion and then public comment. The board makes decisions following the public comment portion of the agenda item.


Public Comment:

If you wish to comment at a meeting, please fill out a comment card and provide it to staff. Please be sure to note on the card if you are speaking about a particular agenda topic. The chair will call you to the front at the appropriate time.


You also may submit written comments to the Board by mailing them to the RCO, attn: Rebecca Connolly, Board Liaison at the address above or at


Special Accommodations:

If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please notify us by March 18, 2010 at 360/902-3086 or TDD 360/902-1996.



9:00 a.m.

Call to Order

·         Roll Call and Determination of Quorum

·         Review and Approval of Agenda – March 25, 2010


9:05 a.m

1.     Consent Calendar  (Decision)

a.       Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – November 5, 2009

b.       Advisory Committee Service Recognition

c.        Time Extension Requests, Washington Department of Natural Resources:

·         Methow Rapids NAP, RCO #04-1327

·         Bone River & Niawiakum River NAPs, #04-1328

·         Trout Lake Wetlands NAP 04, #04-1395

·         Ink Blot and Shumocher Creek NAPs 04, #04-1416

d.       Extension of Match Certification Deadline until April 15, 2010:

·         Nelson Ranch Farmland, Okanogan County, RCO #08-1238A

·         Whatcom PDR 2008, Whatcom County, RCO #08-1638A

·         Triple Creek Ranch 2008, Kittitas County, RCO #08-1323A

·         Finn Hall Farm, Clallam County, RCO #08-1288A

Resolution #2010-01


9:10 a.m.

2.  Management Report (Briefing)

a.       Director’s Report

b.       Fiscal Report

c.        Grant Management Report

d.       Policy Report

e.       Performance Management Report

Kaleen Cottingham



Marguerite Austin/Scott Robinson

Steve McLellan

Rebecca Connolly

General Public Comment For issues not identified as agenda items. Please limit comments to 3 minutes.


9:30 a.m.

3.  Legislative Session Review (Briefing)

a.       Supplemental Budget, Impact on RCO Staff

b.       Legislation and RCO Assignments from the Legislature

c.        Natural Resources Reform 


Rachael Langen Steve McLellan


10:15 a.m.




10:30 a.m.

4.  Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Compliance and Conversions

a.       Update on WDFW Compliance Efforts

b.      WDFW Land Exchange Phase 2 (Decision)

Resolution #2010-02


Jim Anest

Leslie Ryan-Connelly

11:30 a.m.

5.   Changes to the Evaluation Process for the WWRP Natural Areas Category

Resolution #2010-03

Scott Robinson




1:00 p.m.

6.   Factors for Considering Major Scope Changes – Acquisition Projects

Resolution #2010-04

Dominga Soliz


1:30 p.m.

7.   Policy Changes to WWRP Farmland Preservation Program

Resolution #2010-05

Dominga Soliz


2:00 p.m.

8.  Revised Evaluation Criteria for Land and Water Conservation Fund

Resolution #2010-06

Jim Eychaner


2:15 p.m.

9.  Policy Regarding Nonprofit Eligibility in WWRP

Resolution #2010-07

Jim Eychaner


2:45 p.m.

10. Incorporating Sustainability into RCO Grant Programs

Jim Eychaner

3:45 p.m.

11.  Invasive Species Council Update

Wendy Brown

4:00 p.m.

State agency partner reports

Public comment on issues not otherwise identified as agenda items


Next meeting:      June 24-25, 2010  Walla Walla, WA