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MBNMS SAC Meeting Agenda; April 6, 2001

April 6, 2001
The Big Sur Lodge - Conference Center
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
47225 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920



9:30 AM

  • Call to Order
  • Swear-in of new SAC Members
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of 2/2/01 DRAFT Meeting Minutes
  • Approval of SAC Annual Report

Stephanie Harlan

9:50 AM

Self-Introduction of New SAC members

Harlan / Douros

10:00 AM

Council Member & Staff announcements


10:15 AM

Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda


10:30 AM

MBNMS Concerns with the Navy's Proposed Use of Ft. Hunter Liggett Bombing Range

Deborah Streeter / Douros

11:30 AM

Update on CalTrans HWY 1 Issues

Douros / Holly Price

12:00 AM


Dan Basta

1:00 PM

Update: Management Plan Review


2:00 PM

Update: Alliance of Communities for Sustainable Fishing

Douros / Price

2:30 PM

Presentation: MERITO Multicultural Education Plan

Karen Grimmer

3:30 PM

Discussion: Fireworks Permits

Burke Pease

4:00 PM

Discussion: NAPA Report recommendations

NAPA Subcommittee

4:30 PM

Action: Set June 1 Agenda


4:45 PM


* Times are approximate -- an item may be presented or discussed sooner or later than shown on the agenda.

DIRECTIONS (view map):

The Big Sur Lodge is located in the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. It is only accessible along Highway 1, 26 miles south of Carmel and 63 miles north of San Simeon. Upon entering the State Park you will pass by a fee booth. Let them know you are here to attend the SAC meeting in the Conference Center (otherwise you will be charged an entrance fee). Turn left past the fee booth up a hill towards the Conference Center. The Conference Room is located adjacent to the pool area.

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.