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FINAL Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
April 21st, 2017

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council Meeting

USGS – Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
2885 Mission Street Extension, Santa Cruz

8:45 AM – 3:20 PM
Friday, April 21st, 2017

(directions below)

FINAL AGENDA

8:45 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM Call to Order & Roll Call
  • Welcome from Cynthia Mathews, Mayor of Santa Cruz
  • Swearing in New Members
  • Approval of February 17th, 2017 meeting minutes
Paul Michel (MBNMS), PJ Webb (Chair), Brian Nelson (Secretary)
  Standard Reports from Staff

MBNMS Permit Report (229K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS Office Report (525K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (138K PDF*) PDF
9:15 AM Standing Item: Superintendent's Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last three months.
  • Updates for MBNMS
  • Updates for GFNMS
Paul Michel (MBNMS), Max Delaney (GFNMS)
9:45 AM Standing Item: Advisory Council Member Announcements/Reports PJ Webb (Chair)
10:20 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda PJ Webb (Chair)
10:30 AM BREAK (10 minutes)  
10:40 AM Information and Action Item: Management Plan Review staff update – Agriculture Water Quality Alliance
Overview of outreach conducted to Ag Community/Partners regarding MPR, current status of AWQA, and summary of proposed Activities and Strategies related to agriculture in the newly proposed Water Quality Action Plan.
Bridget Hoover (MBNMS)
11:30 AM Information Item: Update on AC Council Chairs meeting PJ Webb (Chair)
12:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM Information Item: Watsonville Wetlands Watch
Overview of the program and how it protects, restores, and fosters appreciation for the wetlands of the Pajaro Valley.
Bob Culbertson & David Harrah (Watsonville Wetlands Watch)
2:00 PM Information Item: Recreational Fishing Summit update
Summation of the Rec. fishing summit in Florida (December 2016) and update on next steps for MBNMS from Paul Michel.
Rich Hughett (Rec. Fishing), Paul Michel (MBNMS)
2:45 PM BREAK (10 minutes)  
2:55 PM Standing Item: Working Group and Subcommittee Updates
  • Conservation Working Group (CWG)
    CWG Meeting Notes (K PDF*)
  • Research Activities Panel (RAP)
    RAP Meeting Notes (K PDF*)
  • Recreation and Tourism Subcommittee
  • Overflight Working Group (GFNMS)
Working Group Chairs
3:20 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 Kristen Hart at (831) 647-4206.

Directions:

From the North
Follow Highway 1 south to Santa Cruz (~46 miles from Half Moon Bay). Once in Santa Cruz, turn right onto Western Drive. Turn right onto Mission Street/Mission Street Extension. The USGS building will be on the left. Use the Mission Street Extension entrance.

From the South
Take Highway 1 north to Santa Cruz ((~45 miles from Monterey). Once in Santa Cruz, follow signs for CA-1 North/Santa Cruz/Half Moon Bay. Take a slight right onto CA-1/Mission Street (signs for CA-1 N/Half Moon Bay). Turn left onto Western Drive then right onto Mission Street/Mission Street Extension. The USGS building will be on the left. Use the Mission Street Extension entrance.

From the East
Take Highway CA-17 toward Santa Cruz. Once in Santa Cruz, follow signs for CA-1 North/Santa Cruz/Half Moon Bay. Take a slight right onto CA-1/Mission Street (signs for CA-1 N/Half Moon Bay). Turn left onto Western Drive then right onto Mission Street/Mission Street Extension. The USGS building will be on the left. Use the Mission Street Extension entrance.

Parking:
Park in the parking lot located on Mission Street Extension across from the USGS building. Limited parking is also available along Mission St. Extension and along Natural Bridges Drive.

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Files

MBNMS Permit Report (229K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS Office Report (525K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (138K PDF*) 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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