Monday, March 1, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. C.V. Starr Community Center*
300 S. Lincoln St.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.
Field trip in the Fort Bragg Area
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* This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact California Relay Service (at least two days prior to the meeting) at 800.735.2929 (TT) or 800.735.2922 (voice) or contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.654.1885.
Public Participation: Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or may view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet (field trips are not included in the webcasting). Video and audio archives of the meeting may be accessed via the Internet approximately two days after the meeting. Please visit the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_n.asp for more information.
Public comment: The public will be invited to offer general comments on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF), not specific to an agenda item, at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Monday, March 1. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room. Time allotted for public comment is determined by the number of requests; submitting written comments that can be easily summarized in one to two minutes is encouraged.
Note: The task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 p.m. Public comment will be taken immediately following lunch at approximately 1:15 p.m.
Welcome, Review of Agenda, and Brief Introductions
Memorandum of Understanding Milestones Meeting Ken Wiseman, Executive Director, MLPA Initiative
Master Plan Science Advisory Team
North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
MLPA Statewide Interests Group
Public Outreach and Education
II. External Proposed MPA Arrays
Receive Overview of External Proposed MPA Arrays Submitted by Community Groups
III. The Science of Marine Protected Areas
SAT Presentation: Use of Commercial and Recreational Fishing Data in the Design and Evaluation of MPAs
SAT Presentation: Water Quality in the North Coast
IV. Policy Direction for the MLPA North Coast Study Region
Receive and Discuss Input on the State Decision-making Context for Tribal Uses of Marine Resources
Discuss Policy Guidance for the North Coast Study Region Potential Action: Confirm that guidance in the January 13, 2010 staff memo is applicable to the MLPA North Coast Study Region Potential Action: Provide additional guidance to the MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group with regard to developing draft MPA proposals
V. Public Participation
Receive and Discuss Revised Strategy for Public Participation Potential Action: Approve the revised strategy for public participation in the MLPA North Coast Study Region
VI. Task Force Operations
MLPA Initiative Staffing and Resources
MLPA Initiative Budget and Calendar
VII. Implementation in Other MLPA Study Regions
Update on Efforts to Implement the MLPA in the Central Coast, North Central Coast, and South Coast Study Regions
Meeting Agenda – Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The task force will begin a field trip at 8:30 a.m. and conclude no later than 1:30 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to join the task force members for all or part of the field trip, but must provide their own transportation. Details about the specific stops will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.