Standing Item: Superintendent's Report A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last two months.
Information Possible Action Item: Forage Species – Revised Conservation Working Group (CWG) White Paper Discuss the revised CWG white paper on forage species. How would the advisory council like to proceed on this issue/paper?
Discussion and Possible Action Item: West Coast Sanctuary Advisory Council Chairs Meeting Review and discuss information from the West Coast Sanctuary Advisory Council Chairs Meeting on August 30th-31, including a list of West Coast priorities. What does the SAC want to do with this list?
Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Jackie Sommers at (831) 647-4206 or by email.
From the North:
Proceed south through the first light (Windsor). Look for the sign for Cambria Drive and take the left hand turn lane; turn left onto Cambria Drive. Turn left again onto Main Street. The Vet's Hall is located on the corner of Cambria Drive and Main Street. Park in front of the building or in the parking lot.
From the South:
Take Highway 1 north, and go through two lights (Ardath and Burton). Look for the sign for Cambria Drive and take the right hand turn lane. Turn left onto Main. The Vet's Hall is located on the corner of Cambria Drive and Main Street. Park in front of the building or in the parking lot.
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The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 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 Council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California Coast. The 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 Council meets bi-monthly in open sessions located throughout the 360-mile boundary of the Sanctuary.
The Council maintains a firm commitment to the goals and objectives of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Program. The 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.