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North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group, Draft Meeting Agenda: February 8-9, 2010

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Monday, February 8, 2010 at 9:30 a..m.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501
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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invited to attend the meeting in person or view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet; an archived version will be available approximately two days after the meeting. Please visit the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) website at for more information.

Public Comment: The public will be invited to offer comments on the work of the MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Monday, February 8 and at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9. Note that the public comment period is for comments specific to the MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group; comments related to other MLPA Initiative activities or groups should be directed to those bodies or MLPA staff.

Meeting Objectives

  • Introduce the north coast project; review product goals, NCRSG charge and work plan, and project logistics
  • Review and potentially adopt proposed NCRSG ground rules
  • Present key findings of stakeholder assessment and implications for north coast project
  • Share NCRSG member interests, areas of expertise, and geographic areas of importance
  • Present update on north coast data and information
  • Present BRTF guidance for developing MPA proposals
  • Outline next steps to prepare for Meeting #2

Meeting Agenda – Monday, February 8, 2010

This shortened version of the full agenda contains only main agenda items. 
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Note: The NCRSG will break for lunch at approximately 11:45 a.m. and public comment will be taken at approximately 12:45 p.m.

 Welcome, Agenda Review, and Brief Introductions

I.  Introduction to the MLPA North Coast Project
         A.  Description of MLPA Initiative and North Coast Project Goals, Roles, and Responsibilities
         B.  MPA Planning Process, Project Deliverables, and Timeline
         C.  NCRSG Logistics (communications, travel reimbursement)

II. NCRSG Ground Rules
         D.  Review and Potentially Adopt NCRSG Ground Rules 
III. Stakeholder Assessment
         E.   Present Stakeholder Assessment and Discuss Implications for the MLPA North Coast Study Region

IV. Planning Tools
         F.   Update on Planning Tools for MLPA North Coast Study Region

V. Stakeholder Interests and Areas of Expertise
         G.   Plenary Session to Share Stakeholder Interests, Affiliations, and Areas of Expertise

Full Agenda and Briefing Documents

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Meeting Agenda

Briefing Documents