Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. Elk Valley Rancheria Community Center* 2332 Howland Hill Road Crescent City, CA 95531
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 public access locations will be open to the public to view and participate in the meeting remotely:
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 provide general comment on subjects related to the work of the MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) at approximately 10:15 a.m. 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 and can range from one to three minutes per comment; 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 the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, science advisory team, or other MLPA Initiative activities should be directed to those bodies, MLPA staff, or submitted as written public comments to MLPAComments@resources.ca.gov.
Meeting materials will not be provided at the meeting but will be posted to this page as soon as they are available.
* 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.
Receive updates on the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF), MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), MLPA North Coast Project, and public outreach and education
Present and receive feedback on interim ideas for Round 2 draft marine protected area (MPA) proposals
Present revised Round 2 draft MPA proposals for consideration in Round 2 evaluations
Review next steps in the Round 2 MPA proposal evaluation process and opportunities for public input