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Master Plan Science Advisory Team, Draft Meeting Agenda: January 20-21, 2010

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
Thursday January 21, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501
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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 for more information.

Public comment: The public will be invited to provide general comment on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) on January 21 at approximately 12:35 p.m. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room. Time allotted for public comment is determined by the chair; submitting written comments that can be easily summarized in one to two minutes is encouraged. Note that the public comment period is for comments specific to the SAT; comments related to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, or other MLPA Initiative activities should be directed to the task force or MLPA staff.

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

Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This shortened version of the full agenda contains only main agenda items.
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Note: Public comment will be taken on Thursday January 21 at approximately 12:35 p.m. At the discretion of the co-chairs, agenda items may be heard in any order and on either day of the meeting.

 Welcome, Agenda Review and Brief Introductions

I. Staff Updates

  1.  January 13-14, 2010 meeting of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
  2.  Progress of External Array Groups

II. MPA Design Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for the MLPA North Coast Study Region

  1.  Discuss Marine Bird and Mammal Evaluation Methods
  2.  Water Quality Considerations for MPAs in the MLPA North Coast Study Region

III. Updates from SAT Work Groups

  1.  Modeling
  2.  Tribal
  3.  Species Likely to Benefit from MPAs in the North Coast Study Region


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