Monday, February 8, 2010 at 9:30 a..m. Field Trip Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. Red Lion Hotel Eureka 1929 Fourth Street Eureka, CA 95501
* 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invited to attend the meeting in person or view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet; an archived version will be available approximately two days after the meeting.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 http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_n.asp for more information.
Public Comment: The public will be invited to offer comments on the work of the MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Monday, February 8 and at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9. Note that the public comment period is for comments specific to the MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group; comments related to other MLPA Initiative activities or groups should be directed to those bodies or MLPA staff.
Note: The NCRSG will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 p.m. and public comment will be taken at approximately 1:00 p.m.
V. Stakeholder Interests and Areas of Expertise
G. Plenary Session to Share Stakeholder Interests, Affiliations, and Areas of Expertise
VI. Ground Rules (cont.)
H. Revise and Adopt Ground Rules, as Needed Motion and Vote Potential Action: Adopt NCRSG ground rules
I. MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
J. MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
K. Public Outreach and Education
L. Coordination with Tribes
VIII. Guidance for Developing MPA Proposals
M. NCRSG Role in Creating Alternative MPA Proposals Return to Item
N. NCRSG Coordination with the SAT
O. BRTF Guidance for Developing MPA Proposals
IX. Geographic Areas of Importance
P.Breakout Session Activity to Identify Areas of Geographic Importance
1. What geographic areas and specific locations within the study region are important to you that you want other NCRSG members to know about, and why? You may consider the following in your responses (you may address one or more of these):
a. Where are important areas for habitat representation, ecosystem protection, and sustaining marine life populations?
b. Where are important areas for consumptive recreational and commercial activities?
c. Where are important areas for non-consumptive recreational and commercial activities?
d. Where are important areas for educational, cultural and study opportunities?
General Public Comment
X. Next Steps and Preparation for Second NCRSG Meeting (March 24-25, 2010)