C.V. Starr Community Center*, 300 South Lincoln Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center*, 921 Waterfront Drive, Room 211, Eureka, CA 95501
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 4:45 p.m. on Monday, May 3. 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.
Meeting Materials: Briefing documents will not be provided at the meeting but will be viewable on this page as soon as they are available.
Receive input on the revised regional profile for the north coast study region
Discuss and potentially approve additional policy direction for the north coast
Discuss California Department of Fish and Game and California Department of Parks and Recreation input on the state decision-making context related to tribal uses of marine resources
Receive evaluations of the external proposed MPA arrays submitted by community groups
Receive updates on the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG), and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
Receive updates on public outreach and education, staffing, and the 2008-2011 budget
Receive an update on MLPA implementation in other study regions
Note: The BRTF will begin a field trip at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Welcome and Review of Day 2 Agenda
III. Evaluations of External Proposed MPA Arrays (continued)
Presentation of SAT Round 1 Evaluation Results – Water Quality
Presentation of California Department of Fish and Game Guidance, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation of Existing North Coast Study Region MPAs, and Round 1 Evaluation Results (Day 1)
Presentation of California Department of Parks and Recreation Guidance, Evaluation Methods and Round 1 Evaluation Results
Description of Goal 3 and its Consideration in the MLPA Initiative
MLPA Goals and Proposed North Coast Regional Objectives
IV. Policy Direction for the MLPA North Coast Study Region
Potential Guidance to the NCRSG Regarding Draft MPA Proposals
Discuss the State Decision-making Context for Tribal Uses of Marine Resources
V. Task Force Operations
MLPA Initiative Budget and Calendar
VI. Implementation in Other MLPA Study Regions
Update on Efforts to Implement the MLPA in the Central Coast, North Central Coast, and South Coast Study Regions
The task force will begin a field trip at approximately 12:30 p.m. and conclude no later than 4:30 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to join the task force members for all or part of the field trip, but must provide their own transportation. Details about the specific stops will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.