Monday, October 25, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. River Lodge Conference Center 1800 Riverwalk Drive Fortuna, CA 95540
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. 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. In addition, the following locations will be open to the public to remotely view and participate in the meeting:
Flynn Center Multipurpose Room, 981 H Street, Crescent City, CA 95531
C.V. Starr Community Center*, 300 South Lincoln Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
* 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 comment: The public will be invited to offer general comments on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25. 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 the Round 3 MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) Marine Protected Area (MPA) Proposal and Round 3 NCRSG Special Closures Recommendation
Receive evaluations of the Round 3 NCRSG MPA Proposal, MPA Proposal 0 (existing MPAs), and Round 3 NCRSG Special Closures Recommendation from the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), California Department of Parks and Recreation (California State Parks), and MLPA Initiative staff
Discuss and develop north coast study region recommendations for marine protected areas and special closures
Receive updates on the SAT, NCRSG, and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
Receive updates on north coast public outreach and education, tribal outreach and data gathering, the 2008-2011 MLPA Initiative budget and upcoming meetings
Receive an update on MLPA implementation in other study regions
Note: At the discretion of the chair, agenda items may be heard in any order and on either day of the meeting. The task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:15 p.m. and public comment will be taken at approximately 3:00 p.m. The BRTF meeting may continue after a dinner break.
Meeting Agenda – Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Note: At the discretion of the chair, agenda items may be heard in any order and on either day of the meeting. The BRTF will break for a short lunch at approximately 12:15 p.m.
Welcome and Review of Day 2 Agenda
V. Developing North Coast Study Region Recommendations for Submission to the California Fish and Game Commission
Detailed Presentation of Round 3 NCRSG MPA Proposal and NCRSG Special Closures Recommendation Motion and Vote Public Comment on Item
Process for Developing Recommendations to the California Fish and Game Commission
Develop Recommendations to the California Fish and Game Commission Potential BRTF Action: Adopt recommendations to forward to the California Fish and Game Commission regarding north coast marine protected areas and special closures Motion and Vote Motion and Vote Motion and Vote Motion and VoteMotion and VoteMotion and Vote Public Comment on Item Return to Task Force