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Blue Ribbon Task Force, Draft Meeting Agenda: April 22-23, 2008

(revised April 18, 2008)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
8:30 a.m.

Embassy Suites Hotel
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, California, 94903

Note: The MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group will meet on Tuesday, April 22 with the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force.

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 to offer comments on agenda items throughout the meeting.

  • 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 immediately after lunch on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at approximately 1:00 p.m. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room.
  • Public comment on the north central coast marine protected area proposals will be taken at the end of agenda item #6; if necessary, public comment will be taken again at 7:00 p.m. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room.

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Meeting Objectives

 

Meeting Agenda: Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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

Welcome and Introductions - 9:30 a.m.
Susan Golding, Chair, MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force

1. Update on the MLPA Initiative Process and Planning on the North Central Coast

  1. Review of the decision-making context for the north central coast process
    Ken Wiseman, Executive Director, MLPA Initiative
  2. Update on the activities of the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
    Scott McCreary, Ph.D., Co-facilitator, CONCUR, Inc.
  3. Update on the activities of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
    Dr. Mary Gleason, Principal Planner, MLPA Initiative
  4. Update on the activities of the MLPA Statewide Interests Group
    Melissa Miller-Henson, Program Manager, MLPA Initiative

 

2. Summary of Water Quality Issues in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Attachments 1-2)
Dominic Gregorio, State Water Resources Control Board and MLPA SAT

3. Overview of MPA Proposals Developed by NCCRSG Work Teams (Attachments 3-8)
Dr. Mary Gleason

4. Evaluations of NCCRSG MPA Proposals (Attachments 9-16)

  1. Staff evaluations of proposals
    Dr. Mary Gleason
  2. Presentation of size and spacing evaluation
    Dr. Steve Gaines, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  3. Presentation of habitat representation and replication evaluation
    Dr. Mark Carr, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  4. Presentation of birds and mammals evaluations
    Dr. Sarah Allen, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  5. Presentation of commercial and recreational fishing evaluations
    Dr. Astrid Scholz, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  6. Presentation of abalone evaluation
    Susan Ashcraft, MPAs Supervisor, California Department of Fish and Game
  7. Presentation of SAT models and modeling results
    Dr. Chris Costello, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team

 

5. California Department of Fish and Game Feasibility Criteria and Analysis (Attachments 17-18)
Susan Ashcraft

6. MPA Proposals Developed by Work Teams of the Regional Stakeholder Group

Motion and Vote

  1. Stakeholder presentations of MPA proposals
  2. Discussion of MPA proposals among BRTF and NCCRSG members
  3. Public comment on the NCCRSG MPA proposals (note that, if necessary, public comment will be taken again at 7:00 p.m. after dinner)

 

7. Recognition of Members of the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group

Break for dinner

Attachments

  1. Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBSs) within the Marine Life Protection Act North Central Coast Study Region, reasons for designation and unique features, January 28, 2008 (State Water Resources Control Board)
  2. PowerPoint presentation: Water Quality along the North Central Coast (Dominic Gregorio, State Water Resources Control Board and MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  3. Percentage of study region area charts by proposed designation and SAT-assigned levels of protection for Proposal 0 (existing MPAs) and NCCRSG proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4
  4. Areas of overlap among NCCRSG MPA proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4
  5. Staff summaries of proposal areas, habitats and MPAs for Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs), NCCRSG MPA Proposal 1-3, NCCRSG MPA Proposal 2-XA and NCCRSG MPA Proposal 4
  6. One page summary maps for Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs), NCCRSG MPA Proposal 1-3, NCCRSG MPA Proposal 2-XA and NCCRSG MPA Proposal 4
  7. Draft MPA proposal descriptions generated by NCCRSG work groups, including information on individual MPA designations, proposed regulations, regional goals and objectives addressed, specific MPA objectives, and comments (includes proposed fate of existing MPAs)
  8. Side-by-side comparison of geographies and proposed regulations for NCCRSG MPA proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4, and Proposal 0 (existing MPAs)
  9. Summary of MLPA Guidelines and MPA Proposal Evaluation Approaches, February 1, 2008
  10. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region, March 31, 2008 revised draft in track changes format
  11. MLPA Initiative staff memo regarding the evaluation of NCCRSG MPA proposals relative to MLPA Goal 3, April 14, 2008
  12. Evaluations of Benefits to Seabirds and Waterfowl from Proposed Marine Protected Areas and Special Closures in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, April 7, 2008 (Gerard J. McChesney, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  13. Evaluation of Potential Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, April 14, 2008 (Sarah Allen, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  14. Summary of potential impacts of the March 2008 MPA proposals on commercial and recreational fisheries in the North Central Coast Study Region, Final Draft April 16, 2008 (Ecotrust)
  15. Evaluation of the Potential Impact MPA Proposals May Pose for Abalone Management and Abalone Recreational Fisheries in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, April 14, 2008 (California Department of Fish and Game)
  16. Spatially Explicit Models to Support Evaluation and Revision of Marine Protected Area Proposals, April 18, 2008 (MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  17. California Department of Fish and Game memo regarding comments on the NCCRSG MPA proposals (includes feasibility analysis and goals and objectives analysis)
  18. Regional goals and objectives as adopted by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force on February 14, 2008
  19. Maps depicting some important tribal use areas for Native American tribes in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region