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FINAL Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
December 11th, 2015

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council Meeting

Building 100 at Heritage Harbor,
1000 Main Street
Monterey, CA

8:45 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday, December 11th, 2015

(directions below)

DRAFT AGENDA

8:45 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM Call to Order & Roll Call
  • Approval of October 23rd, 2015 meeting minutes
PJ Webb (Chair), Dan Haifley (Secretary)
  Standard Reports from Staff

MBNMS Permit Report (1.1M PDF*)  
MBNMS Office Report (866K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Sanctuary Education Panel Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
9:30 AM Standing Item: Superintendent Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last three months.
  • Updates for the MBNMS
Paul Michel (MBNMS)
10:00 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda PJ Webb (Chair)
10:30 AM BREAK (10 minutes)  
10:40 AM Action Item: SAC College seat
Motion to initiate SAC College seat recruitment
Nichole Rodriguez (MBNMS)
11:10 AM Information Item: SAC Recruitment
Review SAC seat terms ending February 2016
Nichole Rodriguez (MBNMS)
11:40 AM Standing Item: Working Group Updates
  • Conservation Working Group (CWG)
    CWG Meeting Notes (K PDF*)
  • Sanctuary Education Panel (SEP)
    SEP Meeting Notes (K PDF*)
  • Research Activities Panel (RAP)
    RAP Meeting Notes (K PDF*)
  • Recreation and Tourism Subcommittee
Working Group Chairs

12:10 PM


Lunch

 
1:10 PM Information Item: Management Plan Review
Public scoping findings including topic analysis and preliminary take on prioritization in preparation for February meeting
Dawn Hayes (MBNMS)
3:10 PM Standing Item: Advisory Council Member Announcements/Reports
PJ Webb (Chair)
3:30 PM BREAK (10 minutes)  
3:40 PM Information Item: Upcoming El Niño season
USGS predictive capabilities and forecasts related to enhanced coastal erosion: What we need to think about for the upcoming El Niño season as agencies, information disseminators, recreators and coastal residents.
Curt Storlazzi (USGS)
4:10 PM Action Item: Advisory Council 2016 Calendar PJ Webb (Chair)
4:30 PM Adjourn  

 

***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***


  • Public comment on agenda items will be heard prior to SAC discussion/deliberation
  • A motion for action may be made by a council member at any time, provided there is a quorum
  • Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Nichole Rodriguez at (831) 647-4206 or by email.

Directions:

From the North - Highway 1 Option:
From CA-1 S, take exit 402B to merge onto Del Monte Avenue toward Pacific Grove. Take a slight LEFT to stay on Del Monte Avenue. Turn RIGHT toward Pacific Street and take a slight RIGHT to stay on Pacific Street. SEE PARKING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

From the North – Highway 101 Option:
From US 101-S, take CA-156 W to CA-1 S. Take exit 402B to merge onto Del Monte Avenue toward Pacific Grove. Take a slight LEFT to stay on Del Monte Avenue. Turn RIGHT toward Pacific Street and take a slight RIGHT to stay on Pacific Street. SEE PARKING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

From the South - Highway 1 Option:
From CA-1- N, take exit 399B toward Munras Avenue in Monterey. Turn LEFT on Soledad Drive. Turn RIGHT on Pacific Street. SEE PARKING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

From the South – Highway 101 Option:
From US-101 N, take the Abbott Street exit in Salinas. Turn LEFT on Harris Road which turns into Spreckels Blvd. Merge onto CA-68 W. Follow signs for CA-1 S/CA-68 W. Use right two lanes to take exit 401A toward Monterey. Follow signs for Monterey Peninsula College and continue onto Fremont Street. Merge onto Munras Avenue. Turn LEFT on Jefferson Street. Turn RIGHT on Pacific Street. SEE PARKING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

Parking:
As you proceed down Pacific, turn LEFT onto Scott Street to park in the parking garage, or on the street above Van Buren Street. Heritage Harbor and Building 100 are across Pacific from where you park. You can cross over Pacific using the walkway at the west end of the parking garage, or cross at the intersection of Scott and Pacific. View Building 100 at Heritage Harbor on a larger map


Files

MBNMS Permit Report (1.1M PDF*)  
MBNMS Office Report (866K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Sanctuary Education Panel Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
   
   

Correspondence

   
   
   


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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