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Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
August 16th, 2012

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MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING

Louden Nelson Community Center - Auditorium
301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 16th, 2012

(directions below)

DRAFT AGENDA

8:30 AM Coffee and Sign-in
8:45 AM Call to Order
  • Welcome by Mayor Don Lane
  • Approval of April 19th, 2012 meeting minutes
Kirk Schmidt
  Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff

8/14/12 MBNMS Permit Report (45KB PDF*) PDF
8/15/12 MBNMS Office Report (381KB PDF*) PDF
8/6/12 Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (12KB PDF*) PDF
7/13/12 Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (127KB PDF*) PDF
6/28/12 Sanctuary Education Panel Meeting Notes (90KB PDF*) PDF
9:30 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda  
10:00 AM Standing Item: Advisory Council Member Announcements/Agenda Topics/Comments Schmidt
10:30 AM Standing Item: Working Group Updates
Updates from working group chairs on recent working group meetings
  • Conservation Working Group
  • Sanctuary Education Panel
  • Research Activities Panel
Working Group Chairs
11:00 AM Information Item: Sanctuary Exploration Center (SEC)
Update on SEC grand opening.
Jeff Rosaler
11:15 AM Information Item: Motorized Personal Watercraft (MPWC)
Review of the rule, how we got to that rule, and use of MPWCs for search and rescue.
Scott Kathey
12:15 PM LUNCH  
1:00 PM Information Item: Forage Species – Management
Presentation on management of forage species at federal and state level.
John Field, Deb Wilson-Vandenberg, David Crabbe
2:15 PM Information Item: Natural Resource Assessment Report, Integrated Ecosystem Assessment, Essential Fish Habitat Review
Update on progress of these three projects.
Paul Michel, Andrew DeVogelaere
3:15 PM Standing Item: Superintendent's Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last two months.
Paul Michel
3:30 PM Adjourn  
4:00 PM Boundary Adjustment Scoping Meeting Gulf of the Farallones NMS
6:00 PM Adjourn  

***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***

Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Nicole Capps at (831) 647-4206 or by email.

Directions:

From the North:
Take Highway 1 south to Santa Cruz. Turn right on Laurel Street. The Louden Nelson Community Center is on the left hand corner of Laurel Street and Center Street.

From the South:
Take Highway 1 north to Santa Cruz. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Half Moon Bay/Santa Cruz/California 1 and merge onto CA-1 N/Santa Cruz Hwy. Continue onto CA-17 S (Signs for Ocean Street/Beaches). Slight left onto Ocean Street. Turn right onto Broadway. Continue to the right to continue on Laurel Street. The Louden Nelson Community Center is on the right hand corner of Laurel Street and Center Street.

Parking:
There is only street parking available for the Louden Neslon Community Center. There will be parking passes available for meeting attendees who will be staying the entire day

**Please do not park in the visitor parking spots.**
Leave those for their daytime visitors.


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Files
8/14/12 MBNMS Permit Report (45KB PDF*)   PDF
8/15/12 MBNMS Office Report (381KB PDF*)   PDF
8/6/12 Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (12KB PDF*)   PDF
7/13/12 Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (127KB PDF*)   PDF
6/28/12 Sanctuary Education Panel Meeting Notes (90KB PDF*)   PDF

Correspondence
     

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About Sanctuary Advisory Council
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (advisory council) was established by Federal law to assure continued public participation in the management of the Sanctuary. Since its establishment in March 1994, the advisory council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California Coast. The advisory council's nineteen voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public, plus seven local, state and federal governmental jurisdictions. In addition, the respective managers for the four California National Marine Sanctuaries (Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve sit as non-voting members. Members are appointed competitively by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and serve three-year terms. The advisory council meets bi-monthly in open sessions located throughout the 360-mile boundary of the Sanctuary.

The advisory council maintains a firm commitment to the goals and objectives of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Program. The advisory council appreciates the efforts of volunteers, non-profit organizations, businesses, and citizens, without whose support the mission of the Sanctuary would be difficult to realize.

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