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Best Management Practices (BMP) Workshop

Basic Workshop Schedule - Friday, April 24, 2015

Location: Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, Sierra Nevada College, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV

7:30 a.m. Registration & Refreshments
8:00 Welcome and Logistics, Complete the Pre-Test - Rooms 139, 141
8:30 Introduction: What are BMPs, why are they required and what do they do? Installation basics
John Cobourn, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
10:00 Break: Refreshments - Rooms 139, 141
10:15 Site Analysis and BMP Design considerations
Shannon Friedman, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
10:45 How to Submit your BMP Design: TRPA's new electronic approval process for small scale BMP Retrofits
Matt Miller, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
11:30 Commercial and Multi-family Residential BMPs: Permitting and Maintenance
Louis Cariola, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
12:00 Lunch - On Your Own. There is a cafeteria on campus in Patterson Hall.
1:05 Proceed to Outdoor Sessions in North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden
1:15 Outdoor Sessions (rotate in groups)
  1. Temporary BMPs during construction- Julie Roll, Sarah Jones and Matt Miller, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (20 min)
  2. Soil Amendments, Fertilization, Mulch, Irrigation and Plant Establishment on Bare Soil- Heidi Kratsch, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (20 min)
  3. How to combine Fire Defensible Space and Best Management Practices-April Schackelford, Fuels/Prevention Specialist, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (20 min)
  4. Selecting appropriate Plant Species to Control Erosion and Meet other Needs,- Sheila Anderson, Resource Concepts Incorporated (RCI) (20 min)
2:50 Break: Refreshments - Rooms 139, 141
3:10 TRPA Coverage Regulations: Paving and Exemptions
Shay Navarro, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
3:40 Tips for Passing a Final BMP Inspection - Rooms 139, 141
Jason Brand, Nevada Tahoe Conservation District
4:10 Questions and Answers
4:25 Complete Post Test and Fill out Evaluation Forms
4:50 Adjourn

Refresher Workshop Schedule - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Location: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), 128 Market Street, Stateline, NV

7:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:00 Introduction
John Cobourn, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
8:30 Site Analysis and BMP Design considerations
Shannon Friedman, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
9:00 How to Submit your BMP Design: TRPA's new electronic approval process for small scale BMP Retrofits
Matt Miller, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
9:45 Break and Refreshments
10:00 Commercial and Multi-family Residential BMPs: Permitting and Maintenance
Louis Cariola, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
10:30 Tips for Passing a Final BMP Inspection
Jason Brand, Nevada Tahoe Conservation District
11:00 Panel for Questions and Answers

Facilitator: Steve Lewis, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

Panel members:
  • Jason Brand, Nevada Tahoe Conservation District
  • Louis Cariola, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
  • Shay Navarro, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
  • Shannon Friedman, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
  • Bruce Barr, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
11:30 Post Test
11:50 Adjourn: Informal Discussions/Networking
Meet agency staff for one on one conversations. Get feedback on a set of plans. Network with peers.

The Contractors BMP Workshops are presented by the BMP Retrofit Partners, consisting of the following three agencies: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Stormwater Management Program, Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.