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CALIFORNIA MLPA INITIATIVE BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE
DRAFT MEETING AGENDA

(revised June 11, 2007)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Stanford Law School
Crown Quadrangle, Room 180
Nathan Abbott Way
Palo Alto, California

 
Members of the public are invited to view or listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet. Please visit the MLPA website at www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd/mlpa/meetings.html for more information.

Public participation: The public will be invited by the chair at several points in the meeting to offer comments on agenda items. General comments on the MLPA Initiative and the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, not directed to specific agenda items, will be taken at approximately 8:40 a.m. Speaker cards will be requested and may be found at the entrance to the room.

Please note that task force briefing documents are listed at the bottom of the agenda.

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Meeting Objectives


Meeting Agenda

Note: the task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:15 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions: 8:30 a.m.
Susan Golding, Chair, MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force

2. Public Comment
Public comment will be taken on the task force meeting and initiative process. Public comments on specific agenda items should be made during that agenda item.

Informational Items

3. North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
[briefing documents 3a-c]
Update on appointments to and activities of the regional stakeholder group
Ken Wiseman, Executive Director, MLPA Initiative

4. Master Plan Science Advisory Team
[briefing documents 4a-b]
Update on appointments to and activities of the science advisory team
John Ugoretz, Marine Habitat Conservation Program Manager, California Department of Fish and Game

5. MLPA North Central Coast Study Region      Return to Discussion
[briefing document 5]
Review of the draft regional profile for the north central coast study region and process for revising the regional profile
Ken Wiseman
Dr. Mary Gleason, Principal Planner, MLPA Initiative
John Ugoretz

6. Staff Planning and Resources
Ken Wiseman

7.Updated MLPA Documents
[briefing documents 7a-f]
Revised charters, task force operating procedures and policy on transparency
Melissa Miller-Henson, Operations & Communications Manager

8. Fisheries Management
Review of fisheries management in California
John Ugoretz
Susan Ashcraft, Senior Marine Biologist Supervisor for MPAs, California Department of Fish and Game

9. MLPA Master Plan for MPAs Implementation Update
[briefing documents 9a-b]
Update on central coast MPAs and revised California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas
John Ugoretz

Action Items

10. Draft Strategy for Stakeholder and Interested Public Participation
[briefing documents 10a-b]
Adopt a strategy for stakeholder and public participation in the MLPA Initiative, including a statewide interests group
Melissa Miller-Henson Action 

11. Draft Timeline
[briefing document 11]
Adopt a calendar of task force, regional stakeholder group, and science advisory team meetings, including joint meetings with the California Fish and Game Commission
Ken Wiseman Adaptation

12. MLPA Initiative Budget
[briefing document 12]
Adopt an MLPA Initiative budget and authorize the expenditure of funds
Ken Wiseman

Adjourn


Briefing Documents
Note that the number preceding each letter below indicates the agenda item number from above.

3a. News release announcing the regional stakeholder group
3b. Contact list for regional stakeholder group members
3c. Key outcomes memorandum from first meeting of the regional stakeholder group
3d. Memorandum regarding statement of feasibility criteria for use in analyzing siting alternatives

4a. News release announcing the science advisory team
4b. Contact list for science advisory team members

5. Draft MLPA Regional Profile for the North Central Coast Study Region (Alder Creek/Point Arena to Pigeon Point, California)

7a. Charter of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, 2007-2008
7b. Charter of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, 2007-2008
7c. Charter of the MLPA Statewide Interests Group
7d. Charter of the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
7e. MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Operating Procedures
7f. MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Policy for an Open and Transparent Process

9a. California Fish and Game Commission’s final statement of reasons for the central coast marine protected areas
9b. Revised California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas (April 13, 2007)

10a. Draft MLPA Initiative Strategy for Stakeholder and Interested Public Participation (March 30, 2007)
10b. Summary of comments received on the draft strategy

11. Draft MLPA Initiative calendar of meetings for the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group, and Master Plan Science Advisory Team

12. Draft MLPA Initiative budget