SAC: Conservation Working Group Meeting Minutes February
February 19th, 2002
Nichols and Alan Graves (SOS)
Lopuch & Mike Osmond (WWF)
Streeter, John Fisher & Matt Ruithauser (FOSO)
has new ED: Donald Ingraham.
Fisher will attend meeting on Desal proposal and give update at
otter report re: water quality impacts on otters is available from
Forum March 18-19th, now open to enviros and scientists as well.
Ballas water report out for comment.
issue: Sanctuary following up on RWQCB proposal to grant general
permit covering certain desal operations.
involved in initial discussions of potential desal plant at Moss
of mystery spill Idd as vessel sunk in GF area in 1947.
seeking prop 13 funds for DNA analysis of fecal contamination at
sites in Monterey and PG.
Joint Management Plan Review
SAC meeting will include discussion of how to prioritize scoping
of values, meaning of terms protection, conservation,
preservation, and importance of understanding how we
use these terms and what they mean in context of Sanctuary management.
emphasized that NMSA mission of resource protection should be criteria
for determining priority of issues to address in JMPR.
Coastal Commission Periodic Review for Monterey Co. LCP
on LCP process from CCC staff Kelly Cuffe and Rick Hyman.
forms distributed, comments also accepted at March CCC meeting in
Monterey. Comments due March 15th.
were raised about effectiveness of current LCP policies, esp. lack
of mitigation implementation for projects, lack of monitoring and
lack of enforcement.
of changes in MLPA process (seeking nominations for stakeholder
Next meeting will be March 12, 2002.