CALIFORNIA MLPA INITIATIVE
North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
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North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group, Proposed Agenda: March
(revised March 13, 2008)
March 18 , 2008 (9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.)
March 19, 2008 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Four Points by Sheraton*
1010 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
* 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 916.654.1885.
Public participation: Members of the public are invited to
attend the meeting in person or view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous
webcasting on the Internet; an archived version will be available approximately
two days after the meeting. Please visit the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA)
website at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings.asp
for more information.
The public will be invited to offer comments on the work of the MLPA North
Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) at approximately 1:15
p.m. on March 18 and 8:00 a.m. on March 19.
Briefing documents and meeting presentations/handouts:
Please note that 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).
here for an Adobe PDF version of this agenda.
- Develop final round of marine protected area (MPA) proposals to be
forwarded to the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) and MLPA Blue
Ribbon Task Force (BRTF)
- Provide opportunities for:
- Proposal work teams to develop draft final MPA proposals
- Full NCCRSG to comment on all three draft final MPA proposals
- Proposal work teams to revise and finalize MPA proposals
- Determine how the NCCRSG will express support and preference for the final
- Plan next steps to present final round of MPA proposals to the BRTF
Meeting Agenda: Wednesday, March 19
Note: The NCCRSG will break for lunch at approximately 12:15 p.m.
Public Comment - 8:00 a.m.
[Work teams] Proposal work teams revise draft final proposals - 8:30 a.m.
[Plenary] Proposal work teams present final proposal revisions to NCCRSG - 1:00 p.m.
[Plenary] NCCRSG determines how to express support and preference
for final proposals to be submitted to the BRTF - 2:30 p.m.
[Plenary] Recap and review next steps - 4:15 p.m.
Adjourn - 4:30 p.m.
13, 2008 memo regarding the characterization of potential special closures
options by marine bird and mammal disturbance work group members
(includes attachment with characterization of options for marine bird and
mammal protection areas/special closures)
Department of Fish and Game memo regarding an update to the Supplement to
Evaluation of the Potential Impacts Draft Marine Protected Area Proposals
May Pose for Abalone Management and Abalone Recreational Fishery
(dated March 3, 2008)