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SAC Meeting Agenda
June 2nd, 2006

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FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2006

(directions below)


8:30 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM Call to Order & Roll Call
  • Welcome from Cynthia Mathews, Mayor of Santa Cruz
  • Approval of April 7, 2006 draft meeting minutes
  • Award presentation to Brian Foss for service as Harbor Seat

Deborah Streeter

9:15 AM Public Comments NOT on the Agenda Streeter
Approval of December 9th, 2005 and April 7th, 2006 DRAFT Meeting Minutes

12/09/05 DRAFT Joint SAC Meeting Minutes PDF  
04/07/06 DRAFT SAC Meeting Minutes PDF  
Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff

See the list of Correspondence files below
9:45 AM Educational Briefings:
  • Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation
  • Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN)
  • Planning for future educational briefings

Dennis Long, Andrew DeVogelaere

10:45 AM

Visitor's Center Update

Dawn Hayes
11:00 AM Advisory Council Chairs and Coordinators Conference Report Streeter
11:30 PM NOAA Safe Seas Drill in GFNMS and MBNMS (August 7-11) Holly Price
12:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM Field Trip Update and Plans for Future Field trips
  • Report on Hopkins Marine Station May 5 Field Trip
  • Point Sur July 21 Field Trip
    *Option to continue down the coast to Cambria for evening reception and dedication July 22 of new San Simeon Visitors Center
  • Fulmar September 15 Field Trip
  • Elkhorn Slough November 17 Field Trip
Streeter, Chris Harrold (or Paul Chetirkin)
1:15 PM Management Plan Update:
  • Report from Acting Superintendent
  • Projected Release Date
  • Proposed Informational Workshops and Hearings
Karen Grimmer
1:45 PM

Northern Management Area Update

2:00 PM Working Group Updates (Conservation, Education, and Research) Working Group Chairs
2:15 PM MLPA Process Update Paul Reilly
2:30 PM

Future Planning

  • Cambria October 19-20 Retreat
  • Half Moon Bay December 15 Joint Annual Meeting with Gulf of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
    * Reception the night before: Executive Committees meeting for all 5 West Coast Sanctuaries
Streeter, Grimmer
3:00 PM Announcements


Materials corresponding to items on this or other agenda are available at or contact Paul Chetirkin at (831) 647-4210 or by email.


From the south
Take Highway 1 North to Santa Cruz until the freeway makes a tight curve to the right. Take the Ocean Street exit. Continue on Ocean Street until you reach the UCSC Inn & Conference Center at 611 Ocean Street. The conference center will be on your right hand side.

From the north
Take Highway 1 South through Santa Cruz, follow the signs for Highway 1 South. After the light at River Road, take the Ocean Street off ramp and follow the signs. Once on Ocean Street, follow the directions from the north.
Click here for a map

12/09/05 DRAFT Joint SAC Meeting Minutes PDF  
04/07/06 DRAFT SAC Meeting Minutes PDF  



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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.