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Committee to hear reports by NH 2020 groups

The first glimpse of part of the county’s controversial long-term Natural Heritage 2020 planning program is expected Thursday night.

Two citizens’ groups assigned to study forestry and recreation are expected to give their recommendations to the Community Advisory Committee, which will then eventually pass along its recommendations to county supervisors.



No reports or draft reports were available to the public Tuesday morning. Gary Clarke, chairman of the recreation committee, and Bruce Van Zee, chairman of the forestry committee, could not be reached for comment.




NH 2020 was originally described as a two-year program, but has gone into extra innings

County supervisors launched NH 2020 in May 2000 when they signed a memorandum of understanding with the nonprofit Sierra Business Council. The council, hired to facilitate public meetings, agreed to pay two-thirds of the cost of the program, with the county paying the remainder.

Supervisors formed the CAC in July 2000. Three “working groups” were formed last summer to focus on agriculture, recreation and forestry. The agriculture working group plans to give its ideas to the council in February.

The 16-member CAC plans to make recommendations to county supervisors by the end of this year.

WHAT: NH 2020 Community Advisory Committee meeting

WHEN: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday

WHERE: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., Nevada City


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