SBF GOALS & OBJECTIVES UPDATE
The Supplemental Benefits Fund (SBF) Steering Committee, at an all day Goals & Objectives Workshop held on, May 14, 2014, agreed that the SBF should focus on three main areas:
- Natural Environment
The refined specific goals and objectives were established by the SBF Steering Committee in concert with existing goals and objectives that are part of the Regional Fund Strategic Plan (RFSP) approved by the SBF Steering Committee on April 27, 2010. The RFSP provides for the committee, from time to time, to, as appropriate, review and modify goals and objectives. Following the recreation, access and natural environment goals are the original goals of the SBF which are still in force.
Provide multiple recreational opportunities that utilize and enhance access to existing resources within the boundaries of the Feather River Plan.
- The River Plan shall be oriented to passive and active water-enhanced recreation activities which are appropriate in a natural environment, and which are not normally provided by other recreational facilities.
- Enhance our network of non-motorized trails for multiple uses including, hiking, biking, paddling, tubing, and equestrian use.
- Preserve and enhance existing fishing facilities and promote their continued use.
- Preserve and enhance day use and overnight activities.
- Develop a public safety plan that coordinates with jurisdictional public safety authorities.
- Provide recreation facilities that complement the DWR Recreation Management Plan and Environmental Provisions in cooperation and collaboration with other regional recreation entities.
Encourage secure and managed access for all segments of the population, with connections to the surrounding community and future development.
- Provide reasonably available and safe public access.
- Encourage connections to adjacent thoroughfares, trails, future River Plan facilities, and adjacent existing and future development.
- Respect the privacy and security of the adjacent private property owners.
- Provide access that facilitates boating on the river, such as put-ins, take-outs, shuttles, and access points.
NATURAL ENVIRONMENTAL GOAL:
Ensure the continued success of habitat restoration and improve the ecological health of the river and floodplain in concert with river restoration goals.
- Protect water quality in the river.
- Preserve and enhance salmon habitat consistent with other objectives in the River Plan.
- Remove non-native invasive plant and wildlife species.
- Continue and enhance vegetation of plants and trees with native species throughout the River Plan boundary.
The following eight (8) goals were agreed upon by the SBF Steering Committee as part of the Regional Fund Strategic Plan which was approved on April 22, 2010.
Goal 1: Provide investment to stimulate recreation and tourism, economic development, and job creation along the Feather River in the Oroville Region.
- Objective 1.1: Delineate geographic limits of the SBF. (see map on page ES-1)
- Objective 1.2: Obtain Steering Committee consensus on the relative importance of investment priorities.
Goal 2: Ensure proposed projects complement the DWR Recreation Management Plan (RMP).
- Objective 2.1: Review DWR RMP to identify investment opportunities.
- Objective 2.2: Phase proposed projects in concert with DWR project phasing.
Goal 3: Prioritize funding for projects that maximize SBF funding capacity.
- Objective 3.1:Include criteria in project evaluation and ranking system to accomplish these:
- Reward a project’s leverage (bring additional public or private funding forward).
- Reward a project’s ability to return funding.
- Assess a project’s ability to self-fund annual operation and maintenance costs.
- Assess the applicant’s ability to complete a phase of, and/or the entire project.
Goal 4: Prioritize funding for projects that generate other benefits and revenue(s) to the local community.
- Objective 4.1: Develop measurable performance standards related to private and public revenue generation (e.g., sales tax).
- Objective 4.2: Develop eligibility criteria that ensure a minimal level of “local” benefit.
Goal 5: Consider use of SBF funding toward sustainable development opportunities.
- Objective 5.1: Define “sustainable” opportunities, including power generation and clean water potential produced by candidate SBF projects.
Goal 6: Determine appropriate allocations of the SBF to fund a potential project’s administrative, capital, environmental permitting, and other costs.
- Objective 6.1: Work with the SBF Program Specialist to prioritize categories of costs consistent with the plan’s intent.
- Objective 6.2 : Based on the Steering Committee priorities, quantify anticipated costs by major cost category.
- Objective 6.3: The SBF Program Specialist prepare a cash flow of anticipated costs by major category.
Goal 7: Ensure that economic and recreational benefits are distributed appropriately in the region.
- Objective 7.1: Develop measurable performance standards that evaluate economic and recreation benefits, for example; jobs created, participation, and usage.
- Objective 7.2: Identify geographical benefit distribution.
Goal 8: Strengthen and provide resources to the Steering Committee and SWC partnership.
- Objective 8.1: Identify specific Steering Committee/SWC staff for grant researching/writing.
- Objective 8.2: Identify specific grant leads for initial pursuit.