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SAC Meeting Agenda
February 15th, 2008

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Our Lady of the Pillar Church - Bell Building
540 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, February 15, 2008

(directions below)


8:45 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM

Separate MBNMS and GFNMS Council meetings to address MLPA & MPA topics specific to each sanctuary.

Deborah Streeter, Richard Charter
10:00 AM

Call to Order / Roll Call

  • Review Agenda
  • Introductions
Streeter, Charter
  Approval of February 15th, 2007 DRAFT Meeting Minutes

2/15/07 DRAFT SAC Meeting Minutes   PDF
  Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff

MBNMS Permit Activity Report (2/5/08)   PDF
10:30 AM Public Comments NOT on the Agenda  
11:00 AM

Oil Spill Response

  • GFNMS, MBNMS, and CBNMS staff involvement
  • Safe Seas Lessons/Recommendations
  • Update on response and Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
  • Next steps (possible Council Action)
Irina Kogan, Greg Baker, Scott Kathey
12:00 PM LUNCH  
1:30 PM

West Coast Regional Update

Bill Douros
2:00 PM 2008 Sanctuary Advisory Council Chairs and Coordinators Meeting Update Charter, Streeter
2:15 PM

Resource Protection

  • Maverick's Surf Contest
  • Enforcement and Permitting
  • Seabird Colony Protection Program
Kogan, Kelly Kiggason
3:00 PM

Conservation Science

Andrew DeVogelaere, Brian Johnson
3:15 PM

Sanctuary Exhibits

  • MBNMS- Santa Cruz Visitors Center
  • GFNMS Exhibits- Pigeon Pt Lighthouse, Cal Academy of Sciences, Aquarium of the Bay, Fitzgerald; Visitors Center- Crissy Field
  • CBNMS Exhibits- Oakland Museum, Bear Valley
Dawn Hayes, Carol Preston
3:45 PM

Climate Change and the Sanctuaries

  • MBNMS Sanctuary Currents Symposium
  • GFNMS Ocean Climate Summit
  • Blue Seas, Green Communities Initiative (Meeting Sustainability- possible Council Action)
DeVogelaere, Higgason
4:15 PM Announcements  
4:30 PM Adjourn  



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


From the north: Take Highway 1 south to Half Moon Bay, make a left at the light on Kelly Street. The Bell Building is on the left next to Our Lady of the Pillar Church.
From the south: Take Highway 1 north to Half Moon Bay, make a right at the light on Kelly Street. The Bell building is on the left side of the street next to Our Lady of the Pillar Church.

2/15/07 DRAFT SAC Meeting Minutes   PDF
MBNMS Permit Activity Report (2/5/08)   PDF
Blue Skies, Green Communities letter (2/11/08)   PDF
Sustainable Advisory Council Resolution (3/19/08)   PDF
Staff & Volunteer Involvement in Cosco Busan Oil Spill Resolution (3/19/08)   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.