Monday, February 25, 2008

Public Forum: Regional Habitat Management and Fire Safety

March 11, 2008 from 1 - 3 PM SANDAG will be hosting a public forum with community leaders and safety officials on fire management and fire safety.

Info from the announcement:

Join your community leaders and fire safety officials at a public forum to discuss how the region can accommodate fire safety where native habitat interfaces with urban development.
forum participants will:
  • Discuss the lessons learned from the 2003 • and 2007 wildfires from a panel of expert fire science and fire safety officials.
  • Learn about effective ways to minimize fire • risk along the urban interface with native habitat.
  • Learn about pending legislation to address • wildland fire safety in Southern California.
  • Discuss ways to promote fire safety in an • environmentally sensitive manner.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
1–3 p.m.
SANDAG Board Room
401 B Street, 7th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101

For more information Contact Keith Greer at (619) 699-7390

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Monday, February 18, 2008

CalGIS Registration

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Hope to see you in Modesto!

The SoCal URISA website needs your help!

We are seeking your input!

Have an idea of what would make the SoCal URISA site a place to visit more often and be helpful to you? Hate something about the site? Love something about it?

We are seeking your input to help us make this site better and more useful to you!

Please send your thoughts, comments and ideas to Tim Craig and they will be considered by the Board.


Board Meeting - Feb 13, 2008 - Unofficial Notes

We had a productive Board meeting Feb 13th hosted by our friends at Nolte Associates in Carmel Mountain.

In attendance were Lorenda Lee, Dan Henderson, Tobias Wolf, Melisa Caric, Yuying Li, Blanca Quintero, Adrienne Perry, Tim Craig and our hostess Amy Storey.

Items discussed included new Board members, CalGIS 2008 (do we want to have a booth?), CalGIS 2009 and CalGIS 2010 (in Southern California!), and updating published duties of Board Members.

We then tried something new and broke out into three groups for brainstorming sessions on different topics. These groups would also form ongoing working committees. The topics were Program/Meetings, Website, and Newsletter. We found many areas of overlap during the reporting back to the group. This exercise helped us to identify areas needing work and to come up with plans on steps to take in the coming year to improve on the activities, education and membership of the group.