Sharing your perspective on envisioning California's Ocean Health
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:30 to 11:30 AM
Natural Resources Agency Auditorium 1416 Ninth St. Sacramento, CA 95814
NOTE: Meeting location has changed to Legislative Office Building, Room 100 1020 N St. Sacramento, CA 95814
**The Ocean Protection Council meeting will follow this workshop at 1 p.m. at the same location.** Click Here for meeting agenda
The California Ocean Protection Council and California Ocean Science Trust have brought together scientists, decision makers, tribal representatives, and constituents alike to share perspectives about what 'ocean health' means across our diverse coastal communities. This workshop will inform our growing effort to explore the value of building a shared vision of ocean health in California.
Introduction & Welcome John Laird, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency, Chair, California Ocean Protection Council
Part 1: Panel Presentations & Discussion
Across California ocean and coastal agencies and beyond - embedded in legal mandates, management plans, and policy guidance - there is a common theme: shared goals for a healthy, resilient California ocean. Based on their experience working with California's ocean community, panelists will share their perspectives on ocean health.
Catherine Kuhlman, Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, California Natural Resources Agency, and Executive Director, California Ocean Protection Council Skyli McAfee, Science Advisor, California Ocean Protection Council, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust
Linda Sheehan, Executive Director, Earth Law Center
Frances Gulland, Senior Scientist, Marine Mammal Center, Member, Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team
Briannon Fraley, Self Governance Director, Smith River Rancheria
Brendan Kelly, Director of Conservation and Chief Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Tom Weseloh, Consultant, Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro's Office
Louise Bedsworth, Deputy Director, Governor's Office of Planning and Research
Part 2: Group Participation & Discussion Building on the panel discussion, participants will break into small groups to share and discuss their perspectives on envisioning California's ocean health.
Questions for group discussion:
What does the term 'ocean health' mean to you and the communities with whom you work?
How would you characterize a 'healthy' ocean?
Do you think there is agreement, at least generally, on a definition
How would a shared understanding of the term serve you in your work?
**Please return after lunch and join us for the Ocean Protection Council Meeting at 1 p.m.**
6. Update on OPC’s ocean mapping program Daniel Santillano, Environmental Scientist, OPC
7. Public Comment on non-agenda items
8. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment December 3, 2014 in Sacramento
NOTES Agenda items may be re-ordered at the discretion of the council chair.
Please fill out a Request to Speak card to provide public comment on non-agenda items or on a specific agenda item. Comment on agenda items will be taken following each item.
Comments may be sent by email to: COPCpublic@resources.ca.gov. Written public comment must be received by 4 pm on August 22 to be included in the materials provided to the council prior to the meeting. Materials received after that date will be distributed to the council at the beginning of the meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meeting.
Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Stone no later than five days prior to meeting.
Related Event on August 27, 2014
Sharing Your Perspective on Envisioning California’s Ocean Health
9:30 am to 11:30 am (prior to the OPC meeting) Natural Resources Agency Auditorium 1416 Ninth St. Sacramento, CA 95814
The California Ocean Protection Council and California Ocean Science Trust are hosting a workshop to bring together scientists, decision makers, tribal representatives, and constituents alike to share perspectives about what ocean health means across our diverse coastal communities. This workshop will inform our growing effort to explore the value of building a shared vision of ocean health in California.