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Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
December 13th, 2012

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MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING

Canterbury Woods
651 Sinex Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 13th, 2012

(directions below)

DRAFT AGENDA

8:30 AM Coffee and Sign-in
8:45 AM Call to Order
  • Approval of October 18th, 2012 meeting minutes
Kirk Schmidt
  Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff

12/12/12 MBNMS Permit Report (41KB PDF*) PDF
12/7/12 MBNMS Office Report (242KB PDF*) PDF
11/29/12 Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (12KB PDF*) PDF
11/15/12 Sanctuary Education Panel Meeting Notes (61KB 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 Kirk Schmidt
10:30 AM Information Item: Review SAC Protocol for Agenda Items and Correspondence/ Working Groups and their roles Attachment: Dawn Hayes
11:30 AM Discussion Possible Action Item: West Coast Priorities
Discussion on survey results and MBNMS SAC priorities.
Paul Michel
12:00 PM Lunch  
12:45 PM 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
1:15 PM Information Item: Diver Survey
Discussion of the survey tool developed. How do we better connect and represent our constituents?
Brian Nelson, Phil Sammet
1:45 PM Standing Item: Superintendent Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last two months at MBNMS.
Paul Michel
2:00 PM Information Item: Identifying Sanctuary Ecological Significant Areas (SESAs).
An update on the MBNMS process to identify ecologically significant areas to address and focus on future research & monitoring, education & management efforts.
Karen Grimmer
3:00 PM Discussion and Possible Action Item: Forage fish Letter Karen Grimmer
3:15 PM Discussion and Possible Action Item: Forage fish resolution Geoff Shester
3:30 PM Discussion and Possible Action Item: Debrief of the Sanctuary Advisory Council Chairs Summit
Review and discuss information from the Summit Sanctuary Advisory Council Chairs Summit on December 4-6 in Santa Cruz.
Kirk Schmidt
4:00 PM Standing Item: Advisory Council Calendar Review Jackie Sommers
4:30 PM Adjourn  

***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***

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

Directions:

From U.S. Highway 1:
Take the Holman Highway 68 (West) 17 Mile Drive exit to Pacific Grove. Turn right and weave down through the forest on Highway 68. The right lane of Highway 68 will become Forest Avenue. Continue on Forest to the traffic light at Sinex Avenue. Turn left on Sinex and park 1/2 block down the street near the Canterbury Woods entrance.


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Files
12/12/12 MBNMS Permit Report (41KB PDF*) PDF
12/7/12 MBNMS Office Report (242KB PDF*) PDF
11/29/12 Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (12KB PDF*) PDF
11/15/12 Sanctuary Education Panel Meeting Notes (61KB PDF*) PDF
Overview of Key Advisory Council Procedures (115KB PDF*) PDF
FY13 WC Priorities and Advisory Council Feedback (57KB PDF*) PDF
Overview ofSanctuary Ecological Significant Areas (SESAs) (315KB PDF*) PDF
Final Advisory Council Forage Letter (1.6MB PDF*) PDF
Final Forage Resolution (143KB PDF*) PDF
Draft 2012 Sanctuary Advisory Council Chairs Summit (352KB PDF*) PDF
CWG White Paper - FINAL (2.7MB 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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