Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 9:30 a..m. Thursday, March 25, 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invited to attend the meeting in person or view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet; an archived version will be available approximately two days after the meeting.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 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, March 25.. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room. Time allotted for public comment is determined by the facilitators; 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 NCRSG; comments related to other MLPA Initiative activities or groups should be directed to those bodies or MLPA staff.
Present guidelines/guidance for developing, and methods for evaluating, marine protected area (MPA) proposals
Present and discuss external proposed MPA arrays, as well as the evaluations of existing MPAs and external proposed MPA arrays
Present draft north coast goals and regional objectives
Discuss areas of geographic importance
Discuss questions from informational videos
Outline strategy and work plan for NCRSG Round 2 MPA proposal development process, including key process guidance