Monday, August 30, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. River Lodge Conference Center* 1800 Riverwalk Drive Fortuna, CA 95540
* 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. 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.
Accredited media and members of the public may record MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) meetings. An area will be designated in the meeting room for cameras in order to help ensure that NCRSG members can conduct their work with minimal disruption. Accredited media and members of the public interested in video or audio taping an NCRSG meeting are asked to contact the MLPA Initiative media relations team.
Public Comment: The public will be invited to provide general comments on the work of the NCRSG at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 30, 2010 and again at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2010. Individuals are asked to provide comments on either August 30 or August 31, but not both days. 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.
Meeting materials will not be provided at the meeting but will be posted to this page as they are available.
Note: The NCRSG will hold a voluntary, in-person work session on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 beginning at 8:00 a.m.; a subset of the NCRSG will start the quality control process for specific attribute information for the NCRSG MPA proposal(s), including site-specific rationale, goals and objectives, and other design considerations.
Develop Round 3 NCRSG marine protected area (MPA) proposal(s) to be forwarded to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF)
Ensure accuracy of MPA proposal boundaries, designation types, and allowed uses
Discuss next steps for presenting the Round 3 NCRSG MPA proposal(s) to the BRTF
Note: The NCRSG will hold a voluntary, in-person work session on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 beginning at 8:00 a.m.; a subset of the NCRSG will start the quality control process for specific attribute information for the NCRSG MPA proposal(s), including site-specific rationale, goals and objectives, and other design considerations. There is no agenda for this work session as NCRSG members will work on specific MPA attribute information either individually or in small groups with the assistance of staff.