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Blue Ribbon Task Force, Draft Meeting Agenda: May 3-4, 2010

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Monday, May 3, 2010 at 8:30 a..m.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.
Elk Valley Rancheria*
2332 Howland Hill Road
Crescent City, CA 95531

* 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 for more information. for more information. In addition, the following locations will be open to the public to view and participate in the meeting remotely:

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 4:45 p.m. on Monday, May 3. 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.

Meeting Materials: Briefing documents will not be provided at the meeting but will be viewable on this page as soon as they are available.

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Meeting Agenda – Monday, May 3, 2010

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Note: The task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:15 PM. Public comment will be taken at approximately 4:45 p.m.

I.  Updates

  1.  Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  2.  North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  3.  Statewide Interests Group
  4.  Public Outreach and Education

II.  Regional Profile for the North Coast Study Region

  1.  Overview of Changes to the Regional Profile
  2.  Public Input on the February 2010 Regional Profile

III.  Evaluations of External Proposed MPA Arrays

  1.  Overview of External Proposed MPA Arrays Submitted by Community Groups
  2.  Overview of Evaluation Methods
  3.  Presentation SAT Round 1 Evaluation Results – Potential Impacts to Commercial and Recreational Fisheries
  4.  Presentation of SAT Round 1 Evaluation Results – Habitat Representation and Replication
  5.  Presentation of SAT Round 1 Evaluation Results – MPA Size and MPA Spacing
  6.  Presentation of SAT Round 1 Evaluation Results – Bioeconomic Modeling
  7.  Presentation of SAT Round 1 Evaluation Results – Birds and Mammals
 General Public Comment


III. Evaluations of External Proposed MPA Arrays (continued)

   O.    Presentation of California Department of Fish and Game Guidance, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation of Existing North Coast Study Region MPAs, and Round 1 Evaluation Results


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