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CALIFORNIA MLPA INITIATIVE

California MLPA Initiative
Blue Ribbon Task Force

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(revised November 8, 2007)

Monday, November 19, 2007
9:30 a.m.

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel*
1010 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, California

* 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) and ask them to contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.653.5656.

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/mlpa/meetings.asp 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 Monday at approximately 9:40 a.m. Speaker cards will be requested and may be found at the entrance to the room.

Briefing documents and meeting presentations/handouts: Please note that task force briefing documents are listed at the bottom of the agenda as either attachments (received in advance of the meeting) or handouts (received on the day of the meeting).

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Meeting Objectives

 

Meeting Agenda: Monday, November 19

Note: the task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 noon

1. Welcome and Introductions: 9:30 a.m.

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.

Return to Public Comment

Informational Items

3. Master Plan Science Advisory Team

Public Comment on Item 3

 Updates on Activities on the science advisory team 

 Susan Ashcraft, Marine Protected Areas Supervisor, California Department of Fish and Game

4. North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group

Update on appointments to and activities of the regional stakeholder group

 Melissa Miller-Henson, Program Manager, MLPA Initiative 

5. Science Presentations

Master Plan for MPAs Science Guidelines and Connectivity

Steve Gaines, University of California, Santa Barbara

  Ocean Patterns in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region

 John Largier, Bodega Marine Laboratory (University of California, Davis) 

Action Items

6. MLPA North Central Coast Study Region

a. Update on the regional profile for the north central coast study region

Dr. Mary Gleason, Principal Planner, MLPA Initiative 

b. Setting the decision-making context for the north central coast process

Ken Wiseman, Executive Director, MLPA Initiative

c. Review and potentially adopt regional goals and objectives for the north central coast study region     

Action    Return to Discussion    Public Comments on Item 6c

d. Presentation of draft options for MPA arrays developed by work groups of the regional stakeholder group and draft MPA proposals developed external to the work group process  Dr. Mary Gleason

  e. Presentation of methods and analyses of draft options for MPA arrays developed by work groups of the regional stakeholder group and draft MPA proposals developed external to the work group process 

Dr. Mark Carr,

Dr. Steve Gaines,

Dr. Astrid Scholz of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team  

f. Stakeholder panel presentation and discussion of draft options for MPA arrays and draft MPA proposals