the appropriate level of kelp harvest is currently
an issue of great interest within the Monterey Bay
National Marine Sanctuary. At this time, the
Sanctuary is working through the State kelp
management process to address many of the concerns
raised by local environmental, business and
recreational groups regarding kelp harvesting.
On June 2, 2000, the Sanctuary released the
second draft of its "Kelp Management Report." In
addition to the background and environmental
setting information found in the first draft, this
release contains nine draft recommendations. These
recommendations cover such topics as management
costs, no-harvest areas, maximum canopy removal,
and a limited entry scheme for certain high-harvest
A final "Kelp Management Report" will be issued
this fall. For more information, contact Aaron King
at 831-647-4257, or see the Sanctuary Website at:
Training Video Soon to be Released
Leading the way in local urban runoff
prevention, the City of Monterey and the Sanctuary
have worked together to create a restaurant
outreach video that encourages local restaurant
employees to consider how everyday actions, such as
routine cleanings and trash disposal, may affect
"It's often difficult to see the linkages
between land-based activities and their impact on
the ocean," says Maris Sidenstecker, Watershed
Educator for the WQPP. "This video will help
illustrate how the use of appropriate and simple
restaurant best management practices will have a
positive impact on the environment."
Only five minutes long, "Make the Connection"
will address (in both Spanish and English) six
potentially harmful restaurant practices and simple
ways that restaurant managers and staff may,
through changes in how they wash their mats to
disposal of cooking oils, contribute to the quality
of Sanctuary waters and the health of people and
animals who frequent the coastline.
For more information or to obtain a copy of the
video, contact Maris Sidenstecker at (831)
Publications and Materials
These publications below were either authored by
Sanctuary staff or funded, fully or in part, by the
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
(available on our website)
Action Plan IV: Agriculture and
Rural Lands by the Water Quality
Protection Program. Released Spring
A Review of Marine Zones in the
Monterey Bay National Marine
Sanctuary, Brown, Jennifer. MBNMS Kelp
Management Report, 2000.
Results of MBNMS Ecosystem
Monitoring Workshop, Tamburri, Mario
Discover the National Marine
Sanctuaries: A Research Prospectus,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Monterey Bay Urban Watch
Program. Volunteer Information.
Fifty Ways to Get Your Feet Wet in
the MBNMS by the Santa Cruz County
Sanctuary Inter-Agency Task Force.
"Make the Connection," a video for
restaurant outreach by the Water Quality
From Wind to Whales: Trophic Links
in a Coastal Upwelling System, Croll,
Donald A. , Baldo Marinovic, Scott Benson,
Francisco P. Chavez, Nancy Black, Richard
Ternullo, and Bernie R. Tershy.
MBNMS Coastal Kelp Resources: 1999
Overflight Survey &endash; Final
Report, Van Wagenen, Robert F.
Trapping Results of Green Crabs
(Carcinus maenas) in Elkhorn Slough,
Tidal Scour and Its Relation to
Erosion and Sediment Transport in Elkhorn
Slough, Malzone, Christopher.
Mortality of Sea Lions along the
Central California Coast Linked to a toxic
diatom bloom, Christopher A. Scholin,
The creation of a new Sanctuary map was
made possible last year through a donation
by Duke Energy. Now available for
purchase, this colorful
bathymetric/topographic map provides an
unique and impressive aerial view of the
5,300 square miles of Sanctuary floor, as
well the adjacent California landscape.
For more information visit the Sanctuary
Foundation website: www. mbnmsf.org
for Santa Cruz Area
collaboration with the Santa Cruz County Sanctuary
Inter-Agency Task Force, the Sanctuary has produced
a new brochure highlighting marine education and
recreation activities in the Santa Cruz region.
This brochure entitled "Fifty Ways to Get Your Feet
Wet in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary:
Santa Cruz County," includes:
- A calendar of ocean oriented educational and
recreational events and activities through
- A directory of the many marine educational
facilities in Santa Cruz County.
- A directory of Santa Cruz County businesses
that offer recreational opportunities to
experience the Sanctuary.
For your copy contact Jen Jolly at (831)
year the National Environmental Hero Program asks
the Sanctuary to nominate an individual or program
that has made exceptional contributions towards
preservation and enhancement of the environment.
This year's Hero is Mark Silberstein, director of
the Elkhorn Slough Foundation.
"The year 2000 is a special one," said Andrew
DeVogelaere, Sanctuary Research Coordinator, "and
we wanted to honor someone who has made a special
impact on the Sanctuary."
And Mark has done just that. He has been
instrumental in guiding the fate of one of
California's largest remaining wetlands. For the
past 20 years he has directed the Elkhorn Slough
Foundation (ESF) and worked closely with the Fish
and Game staff at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve to
design and develop education and research projects,
as well as create thriving volunteer and outreach
programs. Today, 10,000 school children from around
California visit the Slough every year.
More recently, the ESF under Mark's watchful eye
has excelled in the land trust business, buying up
important properties around the Slough to be
preserved as open space. Providing crucial nursery,
feeding and resting areas for many Sanctuary birds
and mammals, Elkhorn Slough was incorporated as
part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
during its designation in 1992. Since then, the
Foundation has committed millions of dollars to the
protection of these fragile and invaluable wetland
"Mark genuinely cares, not only about the
environment, but also about people," continues
DeVogelaere. "His passion has influenced many of us
in a personal way &endash; by getting us excited
about the environment and then getting us going
&endash; without ever looking for credit. This
award is long overdue."