Monday, October 25, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. River Lodge Conference Center 1800 Riverwalk Drive Fortuna, CA 95540
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. 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. In addition, the following locations will be open to the public to remotely view and participate in the meeting:
Flynn Center Multipurpose Room, 981 H Street, Crescent City, CA 95531
C.V. Starr Community Center*, 300 South Lincoln Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
* 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 comment: The public will be invited to offer general comments on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25. 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.
Receive the Round 3 MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) Marine Protected Area (MPA) Proposal and Round 3 NCRSG Special Closures Recommendation
Receive evaluations of the Round 3 NCRSG MPA Proposal, MPA Proposal 0 (existing MPAs), and Round 3 NCRSG Special Closures Recommendation from the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), California Department of Parks and Recreation (California State Parks), and MLPA Initiative staff
Discuss and develop north coast study region recommendations for marine protected areas and special closures
Receive updates on the SAT, NCRSG, and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
Receive updates on north coast public outreach and education, tribal outreach and data gathering, the 2008-2011 MLPA Initiative budget and upcoming meetings
Receive an update on MLPA implementation in other study regions
Note: At the discretion of the chair, agenda items may be heard in any order and on either day of the meeting. The task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:15 p.m. and public comment will be taken at approximately 3:00 p.m. The BRTF meeting may continue after a dinner break.
Welcome, Review of Agenda, and Brief Introductions
MLPA Implementation in the Central Coast, North Central Coast and South Coast Study Regions
Master Plan Science Advisory Team
Statewide Interests Group
Public Outreach and Education
Tribal Outreach and Data Gathering
II. Task Force Operations
MLPA Initiative Budget and Calendar
III. NCRSG MPA Proposal and Special Closures Recommendation for the North Coast Study Region
The Decision-Making Context for the MLPA North Coast Study Region
North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Process for Developing MPA Proposal and Special Closures Recommendation
Overview of NCRSG MPA Proposal
Overview of NCRSG Recommended Special Closures
IV. Evaluations of Round 3 NCRSG MPA Proposal and Special Closures Recommendation
Presentation of SAT Round 3 Evaluation Results – Habitat Representation and Habitat Replication
Presentation of SAT Round 3 Evaluation Results – MPA Size and MPA Spacing
Presentation SAT Round 3 Evaluation Results – Potential Impacts to Commercial and Recreational Fisheries
Presentation of SAT Round 3 Evaluation Results – Bioeconomic Modeling
Presentation of SAT Round 3 Evaluation Results – Marine Birds and Marine Mammals
Presentation of SAT Round 3 Evaluation Results – Water Quality
Presentation of California Department of Fish and Game Evaluation of Round 3 NCRSG MPA Proposal
Presentation of California Department of Parks and Recreation Evaluation of Round 3 NCRSG MPA Proposal
Goal 3 Evaluation of Round 3 NCRSG MPA Proposal
Note: The BRTF meeting may continue after a dinner break.