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Blue Ribbon Task Force, Draft Meeting Agenda: January 13-14, 2010

 (revised January 12, 2010)

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
Field Trip
Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 8:00 a.m.

Elk Valley Rancheria Community Center*
2332 Howland Hill Road
Crescent City, CA 95531
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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 may view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet (field trips are not included in the webcasting). 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 http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_n.asp for more information.

Public comment: The public will be invited to offer general comments on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF), not specific to an agenda item, at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 14. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room. Time allotted for public comment is determined by the number of requests; 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 MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force; comments related to other MLPA Initiative activities or groups should be directed to those bodies or MLPA staff.

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

Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda – Thursday, January 14, 2010

Note: The task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:25 PM. Public comment will be taken immediately following lunch at approximately 1:10 p.m.

 Welcome, Review of Agenda, and Brief Introductions 
        
      Cindy Gustafson, Chair, MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force 
      Ken Wiseman, Executive Director, MLPA Initiative

I. Updates

      A.  Master Plan Science Advisory Team 
      Steve Wertz, Senior Biologist Supervisor, California Department of Fish and Game
 
      B.  North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group 
      Melissa Miller-Henson, Program Manager, MLPA Initiative 
         BRIEFING DOCUMENT B.1: Nominees to the MLPA North Coast Study Region – Handout
 
      C.   MLPA Statewide Interests Group 
      Ken Wiseman 
         BRIEFING DOCUMENT C.1: Request for Nominations to the MLPA Statewide Interests Group for the MLPA North Coast Study Region – Handout
 
      D.  Public Outreach and Education 
      Kelly Sayce, Public Outreach and Education Coordinator, MLPA Initiative
 
      E.  Regional Profile 
      Evan Fox, Principal Planner, MLPA Initiative 
         BRIEFING DOCUMENT E.1: Draft Regional Profile for the MLPA North Coast Study Region (December 2, 2009)
 
II. Policy Direction for the MLPA North Coast Study Region
 
      F.  Review Policy Guidance Provided in Previous Study Regions 
      
Melissa Miller-Henson 
      
Potential Action: Confirm that guidance in the summary document is applicable to the MLPA North  Coast Study Region 
            BRIEFING DOCUMENT F.1: Staff Memo Regarding MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Policy Guidance in Previous Study Regions – Handout

      G.  How Fisheries are Considered in the MLPA Initiative 
      Dr. Eric Bjorkstedt, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory TeaSteve Wertz 
       
BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.1: Consideration of Fish Stocks and Fisheries in Science Guidelines and Evaluation of MPA Proposals (revised May 18, 2009; adopted May 5, 2009)
         BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.2: Consideration of Fisheries in Science Guidelines and Evaluations PPT – Handout
         BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.3: California Department of Fish and Game Policy Guidance for Consideration of Fisheries Management in Implementation of the Marine Life Protection Act (November 12, 2009) 
         
BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.4: Fishery closures in the MLPA North Coast Study Region PPT – Handout
 
         H.  Panel Presentation and Discussion – Representatives of Native American tribes in the MLPA North Coast Study Region
         Invited guests

III. The Science of Marine Protected Areas
 
         I.  SAT Presentation: Marine Habitats, Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services 
         
Dr. Steven S. Rumrill, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team 
         
BRIEFING DOCUMENT I.1: Marine Habitats, Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services PPT – Handout
      
         J.  SAT Presentation: Oceanographic Patterns 
         
Dr. John Largier, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team 
         
BRIEFING DOCUMENT J.1: Oceanographic Patterns in the MLPA North Coast Study Region PPT – Handout
 
         K.  SAT Presentation: Adult Movement, Larval Dispersal and Connectivity 
         
Dr. Eric Bjorkstedt 
         
BRIEFING DOCUMENT K.1: Adult Movement, Larval Dispersal and Connectivity PPT – Handout
 
         L.  Science Panel: Evolution of Living Marine Resource Management and Marine Protected Areas in California and Around the World 
         
Sarah Lester, University of California, Santa Barbara 
         Kirsten Grorud Colvert, Oregon State University 
         Cheri Recchia, Director, MPA Monitoring Enterprise 
         James Lindholm, California State University, Monterey Bay 
         
BRIEFING DOCUMENT L.1: Sarah Lester PowerPoint – Handout 
            
BRIEFING DOCUMENT L.2: Kirsten Grorud Colvert PowerPoint – Handout 
            
BRIEFING DOCUMENT L.3: Cheri Rechia PowerPoint – Handout 
            
BRIEFING DOCUMENT L.4: James Lindholm PowerPoint – Handout

IV. Task Force Operations

         M.  MLPA Initiative Staffing and Resources 
         
Ken Wiseman and Steve Wertz 
         Kevin Fleming, California Department of Parks and Recreation 
          
BRIEFING DOCUMENT M.1: MLPA Staff and Their Roles in the MLPA Initiative (January 5, 2010) 
         
 
         N.  MLPA Initiative Budget and Calendar 
         
Ken Wiseman 
         
BRIEFING DOCUMENT N.1: MLPA Initiative budget for 2008-20011 – Handout 
            
BRIEFING DOCUMENT N.2: Calendar of upcoming dates for the MLPA North Coast Study Region (revised January 7, 2010)
 
         O. Adopted Task Force Procedures and Policies 
         
Cindy Gustafsen 
          BRIEFING DOCUMENT O.1: MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (2009-2010) Operating Procedures (adopted November 18, 2009) 
              
BRIEFING DOCUMENT O.2: MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (2009-2010) Policy for an Open and Transparent Process (adopted November 18, 2009) 
              BRIEFING
DOCUMENT O.3:
Third Phase Reimbursement Rate Guidelines (Adopted September 8, 2008; re-adopted November 18, 2009
 
V. MLPA South Coast Study Region
 
         P. Transmittal of Recommendations to the California Fish and Game Commission 
         
Ken Wiseman
 
         Q. Lessons Learned in the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group 
         
Ken Wiseman
 
 Public Comment
 
 Closing Prayer

Adjourn