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Meetings and Events (North Central Coast Study Region)

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Fish and Game Commission Meetings

October 2, 2008: Santa Rosa

Thursday, October 2, 2008
(Notice hearing for the north central coast MPAs)
8:30 a.m.
Flamingo Conference Resort
2777 Fourth Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Meeting Agenda

April 13, 2007: Bodega Bay

Friday, April 13, 2007
(adoption of central coast marine protected areas)
8:30 a.m.
UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory
Lecture Hall
2099 Westside Road
Bodega Bay, CA

Meeting Agenda and Summary

March 2, 2007: Arcata

Friday, March 2, 2007
(hearing on central coast MPAs)
8:30 a.m.
Humboldt State University
Nelson Hall West - Goodwin Forum
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA

Meeting Agenda and Summary

Blue Ribbon Task Force Meetings

June 11, 2008: Sacramento

Wednesday, June 11, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Clarion Hotel
700 - 16th Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive presentation of MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) marine protected area (MPA) proposals submitted for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  • Receive the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force recommendation for MPAs in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  • Receive summary of the methods used to evaluate MPA proposals
  • Receive presentation of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), California Department of Fish and Game, and MLPA staff analyses and evaluations of the MPA proposals

Meeting Documents

  1. Methods Used to Evaluate MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region, May 30, 2008 [NCC Transmission Binder 2, Document B]
  2. Percentage of study region area charts by proposed designation and SAT-assigned levels of protection for the Integrated Preferred Alternative, Proposal 0 (existing MPAs) and NCCRSG proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4 [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document C]
  3. Side-by-side comparison of MPA proposals (maps and regulations) for the Integrated Preferred Alternative, Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs), and NCCRSG MPA proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4 [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document D]
  4. MPA Proposal 0 (existing MPAs): Staff summary of existing areas, habitats and MPAs and one page summary map [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document E]
  5. MPA Proposal 1-3: One page overview map; staff summary of proposal areas, habitats and MPAs; narrative description of MPA proposal; MPA proposal description (including information on individual MPA designations, proposed regulations, regional goals and objectives addressed, specific MPA objectives, recommended special closures, and proposed fate of existing MPAs); and subregion maps of MPAs and special closures [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document F]
  6. MPA Proposal 2-XA: One page overview map; staff summary of proposal areas, habitats and MPAs; narrative description of MPA proposal; MPA proposal description (including information on individual MPA designations, proposed regulations, regional goals and objectives addressed, specific MPA objectives, recommended special closures, and proposed fate of existing MPAs); and subregion maps of MPAs (subregions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and special closures [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document G]
  7. MPA Proposal 4: One page overview map; staff summary of proposal areas, habitats and MPAs; narrative description of MPA proposal; MPA proposal description (including information on individual MPA designations, proposed regulations, regional goals and objectives addressed, specific MPA objectives, recommended special closures, and proposed fate of existing MPAs); and subregion maps of MPAs (subregions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and special closures [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document H]
  8. MPA Proposal Integrated Preferred Alternative (IPA): One page overview map; staff summary of proposal areas, habitats and MPAs; MPA proposal description (including information on individual MPA designations, proposed regulations, regional goals and objectives addressed, specific MPA objectives, recommended special closures, and proposed fate of existing MPAs); and subregion maps of MPAs (subregions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and special closures [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document I]
  9. Summary of MLPA Guidelines and MPA Proposal Evaluation Approaches, February 1, 2008 [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document K]
  10. MLPA Initiative staff memo regarding the evaluation of NCCRSG MPA proposals relative to MLPA Goal 3, June 5, 2008 [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document R]
  11. Summary of SAT Habitat Representation, Habitat Replication, and Size and Spacing Analyses of the North Central Coast Study Region MPA Proposals, May 22, 2008 [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document L]
  12. Evaluations of Benefits to Seabirds and Waterfowl from Proposed Marine Protected Areas and Special Closures in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, May 16, 2008 (Gerard J. McChesney, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document M]
  13. Evaluation of Potential Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, May 18, 2008 (Sarah Allen, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document N]
  14. Summary of potential impacts of the April 2008 MPA proposals on commercial and recreational fisheries in the North Central Coast Study Region, May 13, 2008 (Ecotrust) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document O]
  15. Spatially Explicit Models to Support Evaluation and Revision of Marine Protected Area Proposals, May 27, 2008 (MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document Q]
  16. Evaluation of the Potential Impact MPA Proposals May Pose for Abalone Management and Abalone Recreational Fisheries in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, May 29, 2008 (California Department of Fish and Game) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document P]
  17. Summary of Marine Protected Area Proposal Analyses - Joint California Fish and Game Commission & Blue Ribbon Task Force Meeting (California Department of Fish and Game, June 11, 2008) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document S]
  18. Feasibility Analysis Summary for the Blue Ribbon Task Force Integrated Preferred Alternative (California Department of Fish and Game, June 11, 2008) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document T]
  19. Evaluation of the goals and objectives for the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Proposals Advanced by the Blue Ribbon task Force (California Department of Fish and Game, June 11, 2008) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document U]
  20. Regional goals and objectives as adopted by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force on February 14, 2008 [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document A]

Meeting Handouts

  1. PowerPoint presentation: A Decision Context - Developing a Recommendation for the North Central Coast Study Region (Ken Wiseman, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  2. PowerPoint presentation: Update on Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) Activities (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides
  3. PowerPoint presentation: Overview of North Central Coast MPA Proposals and Recommended Integrated Preferred Alternative (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  4. PowerPoint presentation: Staff Evaluations of North Central Coast MPA Proposals and the Integrated Preferred Alternative (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  5. PowerPoint presentation: SAT evaluations of MPA proposals and the Integrated Preferred Alternative for the North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Mark Carr, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  6. PowerPoint presentation: Summary of Maximum Potential Impacts of NCCRSG MPA Proposals and the Integrated Preferred Alternative on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries DRAFT (Dr. Astrid Scholz, Ecotrust)
  7. PowerPoint presentation: Model-based evaluation of proposed MPAs: north central California coast (Dr. Eric Bjorkstedt, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  8. PowerPoint presentation: Evaluation of the Potential Impact MPA Proposals May Pose for Recreational Abalone Fisheries and Abalone Management in the MLPA North Central coast Study Region (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Slides | Handouts

April 22-23, 2008: San Rafael

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
8:30 a.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, California, 94903

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary

Meeting Objectives

  • Receive detailed presentation of and review MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) marine protected area (MPA) proposals submitted for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, including MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), California Department of Fish and Game, and MLPA staff analyses and evaluations
  • Identify MPA proposals to forward to the California Fish and Game Commission, including a preferred alternative
  • Identify any other recommendations to forward to the California Fish and Game Commission
  • Receive updates on the activities of the SAT, NCCRSG and MLPA Statewide Interests Group
  • Identify and potentially approve additional staffing and resource needs of the initiative in the current phase and for other MLPA study regions

Meeting Documents

  1. Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBSs) within the Marine Life Protection Act North Central Coast Study Region, reasons for designation and unique features, January 28, 2008 (State Water Resources Control Board)
  2. PowerPoint presentation: Water Quality along the North Central Coast (Dominic Gregorio, State Water Resources Control Board and MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  3. Percentage of study region area charts by proposed designation and SAT-assigned levels of protection for Proposal 0 (existing MPAs) and NCCRSG proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4
  4. Areas of overlap among NCCRSG MPA proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4
  5. Staff summaries of proposal areas, habitats and MPAs for Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs), NCCRSG MPA Proposal 1-3, NCCRSG MPA Proposal 2-XA and NCCRSG MPA Proposal 4
  6. One page summary maps for Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs), NCCRSG MPA Proposal 1-3, NCCRSG MPA Proposal 2-XA and NCCRSG MPA Proposal 4
  7. Draft MPA proposal descriptions generated by NCCRSG work groups, including information on individual MPA designations, proposed regulations, regional goals and objectives addressed, specific MPA objectives, and comments (includes proposed fate of existing MPAs)
  8. Side-by-side comparison of geographies and proposed regulations for NCCRSG MPA proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4, and Proposal 0 (existing MPAs)
  9. Summary of MLPA Guidelines and MPA Proposal Evaluation Approaches, February 1, 2008
  10. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region, March 31, 2008 revised draft in track changes format
  11. MLPA Initiative staff memo regarding the evaluation of NCCRSG MPA proposals relative to MLPA Goal 3, April 14, 2008
  12. Evaluations of Benefits to Seabirds and Waterfowl from Proposed Marine Protected Areas and Special Closures in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, April 7, 2008 (Gerard J. McChesney, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  13. Evaluation of Potential Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, April 14, 2008 (Sarah Allen, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  14. Summary of potential impacts of the March 2008 MPA proposals on commercial and recreational fisheries in the North Central Coast Study Region, Final Draft April 16, 2008 (Ecotrust)
  15. Evaluation of the Potential Impact MPA Proposals May Pose for Abalone Management and Abalone Recreational Fisheries in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, April 14, 2008 (California Department of Fish and Game)
  16. Spatially Explicit Models to Support Evaluation and Revision of Marine Protected Area Proposals, April 18, 2008 (MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  17. California Department of Fish and Game memo regarding comments on the NCCRSG MPA proposals (includes feasibility analysis and goals and objectives analysis)
  18. Regional goals and objectives as adopted by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force on February 14, 2008
  19. Maps depicting some important tribal use areas for Native American tribes in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region

Meeting Handouts

  1. PowerPoint presentation: Conclusion of the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Process (Scott McCreary, Ph.D., co-facilitator, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  2. PowerPoint presentation: Update on Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) Activities (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  3. PowerPoint presentation: Overview of the NCCRSG MPA proposals for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  4. PowerPoint presentation: Staff Evaluations of MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Marine Protected Area Proposals (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  5. Summary of SAT Evluation of MPA Proposals (Round 3): Habitat Representation/Replication and Size/Spacing (April 17, 2008)
  6. PowerPoint presentation: SAT evaluations of MPA proposals, North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Steve Gaines, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team - Updated April 22, 2008)
    Slides | Handouts
  7. PowerPoint presentation: SAT Habitat Evaluations of NCCRSG Proposals, North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Mark Carr, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  8. PowerPoint presentation: Marine Birds and Mammals Evaluation for the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Marine Protected Area Proposals (Dr. Sarah Allen, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  9. PowerPoint presentation: Summary of Potential Impacts of March 2008 MPA Proposals on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries (Dr. Astrid Scholz, Ecotrust)
    Slides | Handouts
  10. Summary of potential impacts of the March 2008 MPA Proposals on commercial and recreational fisheries in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region: Condensed Summary of the Final Draft, 18 April 2008 (Ecotrust)
  11. PowerPoint presentation: Evaluation of the Potential Impact MPA Proposals May Pose for Recreational Abalone Fisheries and Abalone Management in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Slides | Handouts
  12. PowerPoint presentation: Model Evaluations of MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Marine Protected Area Proposals (March 2008) (Dr. Chris Costello, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  13. PowerPoint presentation: DFG Feasability Analysis of NCCRSG MPA proposals for the North Central Coast (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Slides | Handouts
  14. MLPA Initiative budget update, April 2008

February 13-14, 2008: Pacifica

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
8:30 a.m.
Best Western Lighthouse Hotel
105 Rockaway Beach Avenue
Pacifica, California 94044

Meeting Agenda: February 13 | Meeting Agenda: February 14


February 13: Meeting Objectives

  • Receive and discuss information regarding draft MPA proposals submitted for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, including MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, California Department of Fish and Game, and MLPA staff analyses of the draft proposals
  • Receive summary of the methods used to evaluate MPA proposals
  • Receive updates on the activities of the Master Plan Science Advisory Team and North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  • Receive update on the State Interagency Coordinating Committee for Marine Managed Areas

February 13: Meeting Documents

  1. Workshop materials distributed at February 4-6, 2008 workshops regarding the draft MPA proposals for the MLPA North Central Coast
  2. Calendar of meetings scheduled for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  3. Side-by-side comparison of geographies and proposed regulations for Proposal 0 (existing MPAs), draft MPA proposals 1, 2, 3, and 4, and Draft External MPA Proposal A.
  4. Staff summaries of draft proposal areas, habitats, and MPAs for Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs, Draft Proposal 1 (EC), Draft Proposal 2 (JD), Draft Proposal 3 (TC), Draft Proposal 4 (JC) and Draft External Proposal A
  5. Percentage of study region area charts by proposed designation and SAT-assigned levels of protection for Proposal 0 (existing MPAs), draft proposals 1-4, and Draft External MPA Proposal A.
  6. Areas of overlap among draft MPA proposals 1-4 and external draft proposal A.
  7. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region (February 1, 2008 revised draft)
  8. Summary of potential impacts of the December 2007 MPA proposals on commercial and recreational fisheries in the North Central Coast Study Region (January 22, 2008 - Ecotrust)

February 13: Meeting Handouts

  1. PowerPoint presentation: A Decision Context - MPA Proposals for the North Central Coast Study Region (Ken Wiseman, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  2. California Marine Life Protection Act
  3. PowerPoint presentation: Status of the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Process (Scott McCreary, Concur, Inc.)
    Slides | Handouts
  4. PowerPoint presentation: Overview of Draft MPA Proposals for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  5. PowerPoint presentation: Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) Activities (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  6. PowerPoint presentation: Staff Methods for Evaluating Draft Marine Protected Area Proposals (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  7. PowerPoint presentation: Science Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for the North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Steve Gaines, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  8. PowerPoint presentation regarding socioeconomic analyses of north central coast draft MPA proposals (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
  9. PowerPoint presentation regarding the California Department of Fish and Game feasibility criteria and analysis (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
  10. California Department of Fish and Game memo regarding an update of the feasibility criteria for analyzing siting alternatives during the second phase of the MLPA Initiative
  11. California Marine Managed Areas Improvement Act

February 14: Meeting Objectives

  • Review, discuss and potentially adopt final north central coast regional goals and objectives
  • Receive detailed presentation of, review and provide feedback on draft MPA proposals submitted for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, including MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), California Department of Fish and Game, and MLPA staff analyses of the draft proposals
  • Discuss levels of protection as adopted by the SAT and potentially determine which levels will be considered in the evaluation process
  • Identify and potentially approve additional staffing and resource needs of the initiative in the current phase and for completing other MLPA study regions
  • Further discuss ways in which the MLPA Initiative can assist the state with implementation of the central coast marine protected areas

February 14: Meeting Documents

  1. Key outcomes memoranda from the fifth (November 28, 2007) and sixth (December 11-12, 2007) meetings of the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  2. Descriptions of Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs), Draft Proposal 1 (EC), Draft Proposal 2 (JD), Draft Proposal 3 (TC), Draft Proposal 4 (JC) and Draft External Proposal A, generated by staff, NCCRSG work groups and proponent of draft external proposal, including information on individual MPA designations, proposed regulations, regional goals and objectives addressed, specific MPA objectives, and comments (includes proposed fate of existing MPAs)
  3. MLPA Initiative Staff evaluation of MLPA Goal 3
  4. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region (February 1, 2008 revised draft IN TRACK CHANGES FORMAT)
  5. Revised draft California Marine Life Protection Act Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas (January 2008, in track changes format)
  6. Key outcomes memoranda from the first (December 7, 2007) and second (January 17, 2008) MLPA Statewide Interests Group meetings

February 14: Meeting Handouts

  1. Letter from Cheri A. Recchia, Director, California Marine Protected Areas Monitoring Enterprise regarding the north central coast provisional goals and objectives
  2. Provisional regional goals and objectives as adopted by the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group on October 22, 2007 and provisionally adopted by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force on November 19, 2007
  3. PowerPoint presentation: In-depth Comparison of Draft MPA Proposals for the MLPA North Central Coast (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  4. PowerPoint presentation regarding SAT evaluations of draft MPA proposals for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Steve Gaines, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  5. Draft Evaluation of Potential Benefits to Seabirds from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region January 2008 (Gerard J. McChesney, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  6. Draft Evaluation of Potential Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region January 2008 (Sarah Allen, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  7. PowerPoint presentation: Summary of Potential Impacts of December 2007 MPA Proposals on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries (Dr. Sarah Kruse, Ecotrust)
    Slides | Handouts
  8. PowerPoint presentation regarding the evaluation of potential impacts of draft MPA proposals on abalone management and recreational fisheries (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
  9. Evaluation of the Potential Impact Draft MPA Proposals May Pose for Abalone Management and Abalone Recreational Fisheries (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
  10. PowerPoint presentation regarding the DFG feasibility analysis of draft MPA proposals for the north central coast (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
  11. California Department of Fish and Game feasibility analysis of Draft MPA Proposals 1-4 and Draft External Proposal A (executive summary)
  12. California Department of Fish and Game memo regarding private land ownership and marine protected areas
  13. MLPA Initiative budget update through February 11, 2008

November 19-20, 2007: San Rafael

Monday, November 19, 2007
9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
8:30 a.m.
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
1010 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, California

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Review, discuss and potentially adopt north central coast regional goals and objectives
  • Receive, review and provide initial feedback on draft options for MPA arrays and draft MPA proposals submitted for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, including MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team analyses of the draft options/proposals
  • Identify and potentially approve additional staffing and resource needs of the initiative in the current phase and for completing other MLPA study regions
  • Identify and discuss ways in which the MLPA Initiative can assist the state with implementation of the central coast marine protected areas

Meeting Handouts

  1. Public comments received through November 15, 2007
  2. Meeting summaries for the second (August 16, 2007), third (September 17, 2007), and fourth (October 1, 2007) meetings of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  3. Membership list for the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) and work groups of the SAT
  4. Key outcomes memoranda from the third (August 22-23, 2007) and fourth (October 16-17, 2007) meetings of the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  5. Revised membership list for the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  6. Steve Gaines PowerPoint presentation: Master Plan for MPAs Science Guidelines and Connectivity
  7. John Largier PowerPoint presentation: Ocean Patterns in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
    Slides | Handouts
  8. Ken Wiseman PowerPoint presentation: Setting the decision-making context for the north central coast process
    Slides | Handouts
  9. Provisional regional goals and objectives as adopted by the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group on October 22, 2007
  10. Mary Gleason PowerPoint presentation regarding draft options for MPA arrays and draft external MPA proposals
    Slides | Handouts
  11. Maps showing areas of overlap for draft options for MPA arrays and draft external MPA proposals
  12. North central coast draft options for MPA arrays and draft external MPA proposals (October 2007 submissions): Each item below includes a description, summary of area and habitats, and map.
    1. Draft Option for an MPA Array, Option EA (submitted October 17, 2007)
      Description | Summary of Area and Habitats | Map
    2. Draft Option for an MPA Array, Option EB (submitted October 17, 2007)
      Description | Summary of Area and Habitats | Map
    3. Draft Option for an MPA Array, Option JA (submitted October 17, 2007)
      Description | Summary of Area and Habitats | Map
    4. Draft Option for an MPA Array, Option JB (submitted October 17, 2007)
      Description | Summary of Area and Habitats | Map
    5. Draft Option for an MPA Array, Option TA (submitted October 17, 2007)
      Description | Summary of Area and Habitats | Map
    6. Draft Option for an MPA Array, Option TB (submitted October 17, 2007)
      Description | Summary of Area and Habitats | Map
    7. Draft Proposal A (submitted October 3, 2007)
      Description | Summary of Area and Habitats | Map
    8. Draft Proposal B (submitted October 3, 2007)
      Description | Summary of Area and Habitats | Map
    9. Draft Proposal C (submitted October 4, 1007)
      Description | Summary of Area and Habitats | Map
    10. Draft Proposal D (submitted October 4, 2007)
      Description | Summary of Area and Habitats | Map
    11. Proposal Zero (existing MPAs)
      Description
  13. Initial Master Plan Science Advisory Team analyses
    1. Draft SAT report on the methodologies for evaluating draft options for MPA arrays and draft external proposals
    2. Mark Carr PowerPoint Presentation: Preliminary Proposal Evaluations Related to MLPA Goals 1 & 4 - North Central Coast Study Region
      Slides | Handouts
    3. Steve Gaines PowerPoint Presentation regarding the SAT evaluation related to MLPA goals 2 and 4
      Slides | Handouts
    4. Astrid Scholz PowerPoint Presentation: Preliminary Proposal Evaluations - Potential Fishery Impacts in the North Central Coast Study Region
    5. Summary of potential impacts of the October 2007 MPA proposals on commercial fisheries in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (November 17, 2007)
    6. Parallel Approaches Work Group - Overview of Modeling Approaches (November 18, 2007)
  14. California Department of Fish and Game feasibility analysis of the draft options for MPA arrays and draft external MPA proposals (executive summary, November 19, 2007)
  15. California Department of Fish and Game memo regarding the use of special closures
  16. MLPA Initiative November 8, 2007 memorandum of understanding report
  17. Proposed 2008 MLPA Initiative calendar of meetings for the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, Master Plan Science Advisory Team, and North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  18. List of MLPA staff and roles in the MLPA Initiative
  19. MLPA Initiative budget update
  20. Membership list for the MLPA Statewide Interests Group
  21. MLPA Initiative Strategy for Stakeholder and Interested Public Participation (August 29, 2007)
  22. Meeting summaries from the first (07_03_29), second (07_06_19_PaloAlto), third (07_08_28_Sacto), fourth (07_09_12_ConfCall), and fifth (07_09_18 joint w FGC SFO) meetings of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force

September 18, 2007: San Francisco International Airport

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
1:00 p.m.
Aviation Library and Museum
International Terminal
San Francisco International Airport

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Discuss the various authorities regulating ocean water quality in relation to marine protected areas
  • Present the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force comments on the "California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas"
  • Receive an update on the MLPA North Central Coast Project

Meeting Documents

California Marine Life Protection Act Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas, Revised Draft August 2007 with additional comments and proposed changes from the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force made September 12, 2007
Main text | Appendices | Main text and Appendices

September 12, 2007: Teleconference

Wednesday, September 12, 2007
1:30 p.m. via teleconference

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objective

  • Review, discuss, and adopt comments on proposed revisions to the "California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas"

Meeting Document

California Marine Life Protection Act Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas Revised Draft August 2007 with additional proposed changes from the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, et al. in preparation for the September 12, 2007 MLPA BRTF meeting
Note: Large file size (4.6 MB)

August 28, 2007: Sacramento

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
9:30 a.m.
Resources Building
1416 Ninth Street, First Floor Auditorium
Sacramento, California

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive public comment on items not on the agenda
  • Receive briefing on the staffing and resource needs of the initiative and completing other MLPA study regions
  • Receive update on regional stakeholder group, science advisory team, and statewide interests group
  • Receive update on revisions to the draft "MLPA Regional Profile for the North Central Coast Study Region (Alder Creek/Point Arena to Pigeon Point, California)"
  • Receive update on implementation of the central coast marine protected areas
  • Discuss and potentially develop comments on proposed revisions to the "California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas"
  • Adopt methods for stakeholder involvement at both the statewide and regional levels

Meeting Documents

  1. Key outcomes memorandum from the second meeting (July 10-11, 2007) of the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  2. Meeting summary for the first meeting (June 26, 2007) of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  3. August 2007 proposed changes to the California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas (April 23, 2007)
  4. Summary of April 2007 and August 2007 proposed changes to the California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas
  5. Draft MLPA Initiative Strategy for Stakeholder and Interested Public Participation (August 23, 2007) in both markup and "clean" versions

Meeting Handouts

  1. Updated MLPA Initiative calendar of meetings for the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, Master Plan Science Advisory Team, and North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  2. List of MLPA staff and roles in the MLPA Initiative
  3. Revised membership list for the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  4. Membership list for the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  5. Year 1 Budget - Private Funds Only (7/1/07-6/30/08)

June 19, 2007: Palo Alto

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Stanford Law School
Crown Quadrangle, Room 180
Nathan Abbott Way
Palo Alto, California

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive public comment on items not on the agenda
  • Receive update on regional stakeholder group activities
  • Receive update on science advisory team
  • Review the draft "MLPA Regional Profile for the North Central Coast Study Region (Alder Creek/Point Arena to Pigeon Point, California)"
  • Receive briefing on the staffing and resource needs of the initiative
  • Receive briefing on fisheries management in California
  • Receive update on the California Fish and Game Commission process for the MLPA Central Coast Project and developing the "California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas"
  • Adopt methods for stakeholder involvement at both the statewide and regional levels
  • Adopt a calendar to achieve the charge from Secretary Mike Chrisman
  • Adopt an MLPA Initiative budget

Meeting Documents

Note that the number preceding each letter below indicates the agenda item number associated with that document.

3a. News release announcing the regional stakeholder group
3b. Contact list for regional stakeholder group members
3c. Key outcomes memorandum from first meeting of the regional stakeholder group
3d. California Department of Fish and Game statement of feasibility criteria for use in analyzing siting alternatives during the second phase of the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative

4a. News release announcing the science advisory team
4b. Contact list for science advisory team members

5. Draft MLPA Regional Profile for the North Central Coast Study Region (Alder Creek/Point Arena to Pigeon Point, California), May 7, 2007 Draft

7a. Charter of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, 2007-2008
7b. Charter of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, 2007-2008
7c. Charter of the MLPA Statewide Interests Group
7d. Charter of the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
7e. MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Operating Procedures
7f. MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Policy for an Open and Transparent Process

9a. California Fish and Game Commission news release regarding central coast MPAs
9b. Central coast marine protected areas adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission (names, boundaries, and permitted/prohibited uses)
9c. Revised California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas (April 13, 2007)

10a. Draft MLPA Initiative Strategy for Stakeholder and Interested Public Participation (March 30, 2007)
10b. Summary of comments received on the draft strategy

11. Draft MLPA Initiative calendar of meetings for the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group, and Master Plan Science Advisory Team

12. Draft MLPA Initiative budget

March 29, 2007: Sacramento

Thursday, March 29, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
California Secretary of State Building
First Floor Auditorium
1500 - 11th Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive public comment on items not on the agenda
  • Receive charge from Secretary for Resources Mike Chrisman
  • Review MLPA Second Phase MOU and how it reflects lessons learned in the first phase.
  • Receive an introduction to the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  • Receive briefing on how socioeconomics and fisheries management could be addressed in the second phase of the initiative
  • Receive briefing on the staffing and resource needs of the initiative
  • Receive update on the California Fish and Game Commission process for the MLPA Central Coast Project
  • Adopt internal operating procedures and policies
  • Adopt methods for stakeholder involvement at both the statewide and regional levels
  • Adopt a work flow and timeline to achieve the charge from Secretary Mike Chrisman
  • Adopt an interim task force spending authority and establish the process for developing an MLPA Initiative budget

Meeting Documents

Note that the number preceding each letter below indicates the agenda item number associated with that document.

3a. Charter of the MLPA Second Phase Blue Ribbon Task Force

4a. Memo from the MLPA First Phase Blue Ribbon Task Force regarding lessons learned (2004-2006)
4b. MLPA Second Phase MOU (2007-2008)
4c. Staff rosters for MLPA Steering Committee and MLPA I-Team (consisting of task force staff, contractors and California Department of Fish and Game staff)
4d. Description of roles and responsibilities for participants in the MLPA process

5a. Table of contents for the draft north central coast regional profile
5b. Existing marine protected areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region

8a. Final Environmental Impact Report for the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Central Coast Marine Protected Areas Project
8b. Charter of the MLPA Second Phase Master Plan Science Advisory Team
8c. Charter of the MLPA Second Phase Master Plan Science Advisory Team

9a. Draft operating procedures for the MLPA Second Phase Blue Ribbon Task Force
9b. Draft policy on transparency
9c. Draft reimbursement rate guidelines for MLPA Initiative activities

10a. Draft strategy for stakeholder and interested public participation
10b. Draft charter for a statewide interests group
10c. Draft charter for the regional stakeholder group

11. Draft work flow and timeline for achieving the objectives of the MOU

Master Plan Science Advisory Team Meetings

September 15, 2008: El Segundo

Monday, September 15, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Embassy Suites
1440 East Imperial Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Welcome MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) members for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Potentially adopt list of species likely to benefit for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (NCCSR)
  • Potentially adopt the Methods Used to Evaluate MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region
  • Potentially adopt SAT operating principles and select SAT chair(s)
  • Discuss biogeography in the SCSR
  • Receive report from modeling work group and discuss ideas for future study regions
  • Discuss recommendations for considering water quality for marine protected area (MPA) planning
  • Discuss initial south coast science questions and issues
  • Identify SAT work groups to begin addressing science questions
  • Discuss and potentially adopt criteria for handling external data and information
  • Thank you and farewell to the SAT members for the NCCSR

Meeting Documents

  1. Draft meeting summary for May 30, 2008 SAT meeting
  2. Proposed amendments to draft list of species likely (and most likely) to benefit from MPAs in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  3. Methods used to evaluate MPA proposals in the north central coast (for north central coast SAT members, you will not receive a new print copy so please bring the copy you received in May; for south coast SAT members, your copy is attached to the September 10 administrative meeting agenda)
  4. Draft biogeographic regions and maps
  5. Draft summary of key and unique habitats
  6. Draft list of species likely to benefit from MPAs in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  7. Draft table of contents for the regional profile of the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  8. Draft agenda for the September 16, 2008 oceanographic workshop
  9. Recommendations for considering water quality and marine protected areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region

May 30, 2008: Pacifica

Friday, May 30, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Best Western Lighthouse Hotel
105 Rockaway Beach Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Review, discuss and potentially approve revisions to evaluation methods for marine protected area (MPA) proposals for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  • Review and discuss evaluations of the Integrated Preferred Alternative for the north central coast as recommended by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
  • Receive report from modeling work group and discuss ideas for future study regions
  • Discuss recommendations for considering water quality for MPA planning purposes
  • Review and discuss south coast science questions and potentially create related work groups

Meeting Documents

  1. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region (May 23, 2008 revised draft)
  2. Summary of SAT Habitat Representation, Habitat Replication, and Size and Spacing Analyses of the North Central Coast Study Region MPA Proposals (May 22, 2008)
  3. Evaluations of Benefits to Seabirds and Waterfowl from Proposed Marine Protected Areas and Special Closures in the MLPA North Central Study Region, California (May 16, 2008)
  4. Evaluations of Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Study Region, California (May 18, 2008)
  5. Summary of potential impacts of the Integrated Preferred Alternative and the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) MPA proposals on commercial and recreational fisheries in the North Central Coast Study Region (May 13, 2008)

Meeting Handouts

  1. PowerPoint presentation: Overview of April 2008 North Central Coast MPA Proposals (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  2. PowerPoint presentation: SAT Habitat Evaluations of MPA Proposals for the North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Mark Carr, Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  3. PowerPoint presentation regarding the SAT size and spacing evaluation (Dr. Steve Gaines, Master Plan Science Advisory Team; Revised May 30, 2008)
    Slides | Handouts
  4. PowerPoint presentation: Marine Birds and Mammals Evaluation for the April 2008 North Central Coast Marine Protected Area Proposals (Dr. Sarah Allen, Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  5. Errata Sheet for Evaluations of Benefits to Seabirds and Waterfowl from Proposed Marine Protected Areas and Special Closures in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, California (May 29, 2008)
  6. Errata Sheet for Evaluations of Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, California (May 29, 2008)
  7. PowerPoint presentation: Summary of Potential Impacts of April 2008 MPA proposals on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries DRAFT (Dr. Astrid Scholz, Ecotrust)
    Slides | Handouts
  8. PowerPoint presentation: Model Evaluations of April 2008 North Central Coast MPA Proposals (Dr. Chris Costello, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  9. Spatially Explicit Models to Support Evaluation and Revision of Marine Protected Area Proposals (revised May 27, 2008)
  10. Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and Marine Protected Areas in Future MLPA Study Regions (report of the SAT Water Quality Work Group, revised May 28, 2008)
  11. PowerPoint presentation: Water Quality along the North Central Coast (Dominic Gregorio, State Water Resources Control Board and MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  12. Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBSs) within the Marine Life Protection Act North Central Coast Study Region, reasons for designation and unique features, January 28, 2008 (State Water Resources Control Board)
  13. Initial science questions to consider for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (report of the SAT South Coast Science Questions Work Group, revised May 29, 2008)
  14. Meeting summary for the April 3, 2008 SAT meeting

April 3, 2008: Pacifica

Thursday, April 3, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Best Western Lighthouse Hotel
105 Rockaway Beach Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Review and potentially approve revised evaluation methods for north central coast MPA proposals
  • Review and discuss evaluations of MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  • Review and discuss results of modeling NCCRSG MPA proposals
  • Discuss and potentially make recommendations regarding use of models for evaluation purposes
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve responses to north central coast science questions
  • Identify potential science questions related to the MLPA South Coast Study Region and work groups to begin researching such questions
  • Discuss and potentially add to the list of species likely to benefit from MPAs

Meeting Documents

  1. California MLPA Initiative North Central Coast Regional Planning Timeline (revised March 20, 2008)
  2. Consideration of Barred Surfperch for the List of Species Likely to Benefit from Marine Protected Areas (revised March 25, 2008)
  3. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region (March 31, 2008 revised draft) in both clean and tracked changes format
  4. Cover memo and draft responses to science questions
    1. Draft Work Group Responses to a Science Question Posed at the February 21, 2008 NCCRSG Meeting (revised March 12, 2008)
    2. Draft Responses to Questions Received at the October 16-17, 2007 NCCRSG Meeting (revised March 14, 2008)
    3. Responses to Science Questions Posed at the November 28, 2007 NCCRSG Meeting (revised February 15, 2008)
    4. Response to a Science Question Posed at the December 11-12, 2007 NCCRSG meeting (revised February 15, 2008)

Meeting Handouts

  1. PowerPoint presentation: Potential Additions to the List of Species Likely to Benefit from MPAs (Jason Vasques, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Slides | Handouts
  2. PowerPoint presentation: Evaluation of NCCRSG ("Round 3") Marine Protected Area Proposals (Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  3. PowerPoint presentation: Draft Habitat Evaluations of NCCRSG MPA Proposals, North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Mark Carr, Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  4. PowerPoint presentation: Size and spacing evaluation - north central coast MPA proposals (Dr. Steve Gaines, Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  5. Powerpoint presentation: Birds and mammal evaluation (Gerry McChesney and Dr. Sarah Allen)
  6. Evaluations of Benefits to Seabirds and Waterfowl from Proposed Marine Protected Areas and Special Closures in the North Central Coast Study Region, California (April 2, 2008)
  7. Evaluations of Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed Marine Protected Areas and Special Closures in the North Central Coast Study Region, California (April 2, 2008)
  8. Powerpoint presentation: Summary of Potential Impacts of March 2008 NCCRSG MPA proposals on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries (Dr. Astrid Scholz, Ecotrust)
    Slides | Handouts
  9. Spatially Explicit Models to Support Evaluation and Revision of Draft Marine Protected Area Proposals (April 2, 2008)

January 23, 2008: Pacifica

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Best Western Lighthouse Hotel
105 Rockaway Beach Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Review and potentially approve evaluation methods for MPA proposals
  • Review, discuss, and potentially approve evaluations of draft MPA proposals
  • Receive report from modeling work group and potentially approve parallel approach(es) for use in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region and/or future study regions
  • Review, discuss, and potentially approve responses to science questions

Meeting Documents

  1. Calendar of MLPA Initiative meetings, revised January 17, 2007
  2. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region (January 16, 2008 revised draft)
  3. Cover memo and data summaries to support discussion of Draft MLPA Evaluation Methods for MPA Proposals
    1. Memo regarding CRFS data and summary of commercial passenger fishing vessel (CPFV) logbook data
    2. Summary of commercial passenger fishing vessel (CPFV) trip counts
    3. Rockfish bycatch report from the National Marine Fisheries Service
    4. Memo regarding shorefishing, Moss Beach fishing records draft analysis and summary charts, and summary of reported and estimated catch from shore based fishing modes
  4. Additional data to support discussion of Draft MLPA Evaluation Methods for MPA Proposals
    1. Draft Data Summary: Proportion of Recreational and Commercial Salmon Fishing Grounds by Depth Strata
    2. Further analysis of salmon associated catch
    3. Potential Impacts of Sex- and Size-Selective Harvesting in Crab Populations
    4. Potential Impacts of Mariculture Activities in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  5. Parallel processes fact sheets
    1. Draft Layperson's Guide to Interpreting UC Davis Model (Population Sustainability and Yield Model)
    2. Draft Layperson's Guide to Interpreting EDOM Model (Equilibrium Delay-difference Optimization Model)
  6. Cover memo and draft responses to science questions
    1. Draft Responses to Questions Posed at the October 16-17, 2007 NCCRSG Meeting (revised January 3, 2008)
    2. Draft Work Group Responses to Science Questions Posed at the November 28, 2007 NCCRSG meeting (revised January 3, 2008)
    3. Draft Responses to Science Questions Posed by the NCCRSG at its December 11-12, 2007 Meeting (revised December 31, 2007)
  7. Draft Responses to Question #9 Posed at the October 16-17, 2007 Meeting of the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (January 6, 2008)

Meeting Handouts

  1. Addendum to Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region: Known important prey for the harbor seal in north central California (January 21, 2008)
  2. PowerPoint presentation: Evaluations of draft MPA proposals for the north central coast (Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  3. PowerPoint presentation: Draft MPA proposal evaluations north central coast study region (Dr. Mark Carr, Master Plan Science Advisory Team) regarding habitat representation and replication
    Slides | Handouts
  4. PowerPoint presentation: North Central Coast Size and Spacing Evaluations (Dr. Steve Gaines, Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  5. PowerPoint presentation regarding preliminary bird and mammal evaluation (Gerry McChesney and Dr. Sarah Allen)
    Slides | Handouts
  6. A synthesis of insights and results from spatially explicit models to support evaluation and revision of MPA proposals (Eric P. Bjorkstedt draft, January 22, 2008)
  7. Summary of potential impacts of the December 2007 MPA proposals on commercial and recreational fisheries in the North Central Coast Study Region (January 22, 2008 - Ecotrust)
  8. PowerPoint presentation: Package Evaluation by the Delay-Difference Model (Dr. Chris Costello, Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  9. Equilibrium Delay Difference Model: Summary of Results (January 23, 2008 - Dr. Chris Costello, et al.)
  10. PowerPoint presentation: A Model to Evaluate Sustainability and Yield of Proposed MPA Plans II (Dr. Loo Botsford, et al.)
    Slides | Handouts

January 8, 2008: San Francisco International Airport

Tuesday, January 8, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Aviation Library and Museum
International Terminal
San Francisco International Airport

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive report from work group on parallel approaches to evaluating marine protected area (MPA) proposals and potentially approve parallel approach(es) for use in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  • Review, discuss, and potentially approve draft evaluation methods for MPA proposals
  • Review, discuss, and potentially approve responses to science questions

Meeting Documents

  1. November 13, 2007 SAT meeting summary and November 29, 2007 SAT meeting summary
  2. Calendar of MLPA Initiative meetings, revised January 2, 2007
  3. Parallel processes fact sheets
    1. MARXAN Model
    2. Equilibrium Optimization Model (detailed Hilborn, et al. paper)
    3. Population Sustainability and Yield Model
  4. Cover memo and data summaries to support discussion of Draft MLPA Evaluation Methods for MPA Proposals
    1. Memo regarding CRFS data and summary of commercial passenger fishing vessel (CPFV) logbook data
    2. Summary of commercial passenger fishing vessel (CPFV) trip counts
    3. Rockfish bycatch report from the National Marine Fisheries Service
    4. Memo regarding shorefishing, Moss Beach fishing records draft analysis and summary charts, and summary of reported and estimated catch from shore based fishing modes
    5. Potential impacts of selective harvesting in crab populations
  5. Cover memo and draft responses to science questions
    1. Draft Responses to Questions Posed at the October 16-17, 2007 NCCRSG Meeting (revised January 3, 2008)
    2. Draft Work Group Responses to Science Questions Posed at the November 28, 2007 NCCRSG Meeting (revised January 3, 2008)
    3. Draft Responses to Science Questions Posed by the NCCRSG at its December 11-12, 2007 Meeting (revised December 31, 2007)

Meeting Handouts

  1. Parallel processes fact sheet: Draft Layperson's Guide to Interpreting EDOM Model
  2. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region (January 7, 2008 revised draft)
  3. Draft Data Summary: Proportion of Recreational and Commercial Salmon Fishing Grounds by Depth Strata
  4. Further analysis of salmon associated catch
  5. Potential Impacts of Sex- and Size-Selective Harvesting in Crab Populations
  6. Potential Impacts of Mariculture Activities in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  7. Draft Responses to Question #9 Received at the October 16-17, 2007 Meeting of the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (January 6, 2008)
  8. PowerPoint slides: An analysis of rockfish landings associated with commercial salmon troll fishery off California (Eric Bjorkstedt, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, Parallel Approaches Work Group)
    Slides | Handouts
  9. PowerPoint slides: Impact of associated catch from salmon trolling (Ray Hilborn, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, Parallel Approaches Work Group)
    Slides | Handouts
  10. PowerPoint slides: Equilibrium Delay-Difference Optimization Model Designing, evaluating, and comparing proposals under the MLPA (Carl Walters, Ray Hilborn and Chris Costello)
    Slides | Handouts
  11. PowerPoint slides: A Model to Evaluate Sustainability and Yield of Proposed MPA Plans (Dr. Loo Botsford, et al., University of California, Davis)
    Slides | Handouts
  12. PowerPoint slides: Use of Marxan in evaluation of stakeholder proposals for the North Central Coast Study Region: MLPA (Mike Mertens, Ecotrust)
    Slides | Handouts
  13. PowerPoint slides: Seabird and Marine Mammal Evaluations for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Gerry McChesney and Sarah Allen)
    Slides | Handouts

November 29, 2007: Teleconference

Thursday, November 29, 2007
11:00 a.m. via teleconference and webconference

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objective

  • Receive report from the work group on parallel processes for evaluating marine protected area (MPA) proposals and discuss potential uses of various models

November 13, 2007: Pacifica

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
9:30 a.m.
Best Western Lighthouse Hotel
105 Rockaway Beach Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Review, discuss and potentially approve responses to science questions
  • Review and potentially approve evaluations of draft options for MPA arrays by work groups of the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group and draft external MPA proposals submitted external to the work group process
  • Determine how and who to present evaluations
  • Review and discuss next steps for parallel processes assessments of draft options for MPA arrays and draft external MPA proposals

Meeting Documents

  1. SAT October 1, 2007 meeting summary
  2. List of Species Likely to Benefit from Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (adopted October 1, 2007)
  3. November 1, 2007 memo from the California Department of Fish and Game regarding special closures as they apply to the Marine Life Protection Act
  4. Draft Responses to Science Questions Posed by the NCCRSG at its July 10-11, 2007 Meeting (revised November 5, 2007)
  5. Draft Responses to Science Questions Posed by Santi Roberts/Oceana in a Letter Dated September 10, 2007 (revised November 5, 2007)
  6. Descriptions of draft options for MPA arrays EA, EB, JA, JB, TA and TB, and draft external MPA proposals A, B, C and D
  7. PowerPoint presentation: Ocean Patterns (John Largier, Bodega Marine Laboratory)

Meeting Handouts

  1. Draft Responses to Questions Posed at the October 16-17, 2007 Meeting of the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (revised November 9, 2007)
  2. Draft Work Group Responses to Science Questions Posed by the NCCRSG at its August 22-23, 2007 Meeting (revised November 9, 2007)
  3. PowerPoint presentation: Overview of Draft Options for MPA Arrays and First Draft Proposals (Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
  4. Draft MLPA Evaluation Methods for MPA Proposals
  5. Overview of modeling approaches for parallel approaches work group
  6. PowerPoint presentation: Reviewing Stakeholder Proposals Using Models (Ray Hilborn, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, Parallel Approaches Work Group)

October 1, 2007: San Francisco International Airport

Monday, October 1, 2007
9:30 a.m.
Aviation Library and Museum
International Terminal
San Francisco International Airport

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Review, discuss and potentially approve list of key species likely to benefit from MPAs in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve responses to science questions
  • Review and discuss revised preliminary evaluation of existing north central coast marine protected areas (MPAs)
  • Discuss and potentially approve framework for evaluating MPA proposals based on master plan science guidelines
  • Receive report from work group on parallel approaches to evaluating marine protected area (MPA) proposals and potentially approve parallel approach(es) for use in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region

Meeting Documents

  1. Draft Preliminary Evaluation of Existing State Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
    (revised September 24, 2007)

Meeting Handouts

  1. Draft Work Group List of Species Likely to Benefit from Marine Reserves in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
    (revised September 28, 2007)
  2. Draft Work Group Responses to Science Questions Posed by the NCCRSG at its July 10-11, 2007 Meeting
    (revised September 28, 2007)
  3. Draft Work Group Responses to Science Questions Posed by the NCCRSG at its August 22-23, 2007 Meeting
    (revised September 28, 2007)
  4. Draft Work Group Responses to Science Questions Posed by Santi Roberts/Oceana in a Letter Dated September 10, 2007
    (revised September 28, 2007)
  5. MLPA master calendar, revised September 11, 2007

September 17, 2007: Teleconference

Monday, September 17, 2007
1:00 p.m. via teleconference and webconference

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Consider NCCRSG revision of provisional regional goals and objectives (request from MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group, NCCRSG)
  • Discuss and potentially approve responses to NCCRSG science questions
  • Receive report from work group on parallel approaches to evaluating marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  • Identify an MPA proposal evaluation work group
  • Receive report from work group on developing a list of north central coast species likely to benefit from MPAs

Meeting Documents

  1. Revised Provisional Regional Goals and Objectives for Review and Adoption by the NCCRSG at its October 2007 Meeting (Revised August 23, 2007)
  2. Provisional work group responses to NCCRSG questions
  3. NCCRSG August 22-23 meeting questions to the SAT
  4. MPA proposal evaluation methods from the MLPA Initiative Central Coast Project
  5. Draft work group list of some key species likely to benefit from MPAs in the north central coast
  6. Meeting summary from SAT August 16, 2007 meeting

Meeting Handout

  1. Draft Comments on the July 2007 Draft North Central Coast Regional Goals and Objectives as Developed by SAT Work Groups

August 16, 2007: San Francisco International Airport

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary

Thursday, August 16, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Aviation Library and Museum
International Terminal
San Francisco International Airport

Meeting Objectives

  • Consider measurability of regional goals and objectives (request from MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group, NCCRSG)
  • Identify process for responding to NCCRSG science questions
  • Review existing science guidelines and evaluation framework for MPA proposals in context of north central coast
  • Receive presentations of potential parallel approaches for evaluating MPA proposals
  • Create sub-team to develop draft list of north central coast species likely to benefit from MPAs
  • Provide input to draft north central coast regional profile

Meeting Documents

  1. Draft Provisional Regional Goals and Objectives for Review by the MLPA SAT at its August 14, 2007 Meeting, revised July 19, 2007 (in both clean and markup versions)
  2. Monitoring Framework for Central Coast MPA Objectives from the MLPA Baseline Science-Management Panel, excerpted from the draft California Marine Life Protection Act Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas (April 2007), pages 147-155
  3. Memo to the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group regarding guidelines for developing marine protected area proposals (June 25, 2007)
  4. Draft Preliminary Evaluation of Existing State Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (July 3, 2007)
  5. Some Key Species Likely to Benefit from Marine Protected Areas in the Central Coast Study Region (November 28, 2005)

June 26, 2007: San Francisco International Airport

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Aviation Library and Museum
International Terminal
San Francisco International Airport

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Introduce new SAT members, select chair(s), and select North Central Coast Science Sub-team
  • Review SAT charter
  • Review and potentially adopt draft SAT operating guidelines
  • Review "California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas" guidance on MPA design
  • Review 2005-2006 SAT criteria for reviewing MPA proposals
  • Preliminary discussion of existing north central coast MPAs evaluation

Statewide Interests Group Meetings

July 7, 2008: Conference Call

Monday, July 7, 2008
2:30-4:30 p.m. via conference call

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Discuss outcomes of the June 11, 2008 joint meeting of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force California Fish and Game Commission
  • Provide an update on and discuss the MLPA South Coast Project, including a report on initial public workshops and the anticipated timeline

Meeting Documents

  1. Summary of June 11, 2008 joint meeting
  2. Revised news release describing public workshops
  3. Flyers for public workshops (original flyer) and open house (revised flyer)

May 1, 2008: Conference Call

Thursday, May 1, 2008
2:30-4:30 p.m. via conference call

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Discuss outcomes of the April 22-23, 2008 MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) meeting
  • Provide an update on the MLPA South Coast Project, including a report on initial outreach and the anticipated timeline

Meeting Documents

  1. Summary of BRTF motions adopted at its April 22-23, 2008 meeting
  2. Maps and description of BRTF integrated preferred alternative

February 25, 2008: Conference Call

Monday, February 25, 2008
2:00-4:00 p.m. via conference call

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Provide status report on recent Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative meetings
  • Provide an update on planning for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Provide a summary of the outcomes of the February 7-8, 2008 Channel Islands Marine Reserves Symposium
  • Provide overview of MPA monitoring and evaluation approach and methods

Meeting Documents

  1. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region (February 1, 2008 revised draft)
  2. Summary of MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Guidance to the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group, February 14, 2008 BRTF meeting (prepared February 20, 2008)
  3. California MLPA North Central Coast Project, North Central Coast Regional Goals and Objectives (as adopted by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force on February 14, 2008)
  4. Summary of key themes from February 4, 5 and 6 public workshops
  5. California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative North Central Coast Regional Planning Timeline (revised February 6, 2008)

January 17, 2008: Conference Call

Thursday, January 17, 2008
2:00 p.m. via conference call

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Provide status report on recent MLPA Initiative meetings
  • Discuss planned February 4-6, 2008 public workshops (Attachment 1) and future public involvement opportunities
  • Provide update on next phase of MLPA Initiative process (MLPA South Coast Study Region)

Meeting Document

  1. Draft provisional agenda for February 4-6, 2008 public workshops

December 7, 2007: Conference Call

Friday, December 7, 2007
3:00 p.m. via conference call

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Review charge of the MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG) and confirm operating protocols
  • Members of the SIG, MLPA staff and MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) introduce themselves to one another and become better acquainted
  • Debrief November BRTF and SAT meetings and stakeholder involvement, including the stakeholder panels
  • Discuss stakeholder presentations for future meetings
  • Discuss proposed January or February workshops for updating the public on draft proposals
  • Discuss overall public involvement in the MLPA Initiative process
  • Discuss frequency and timing of future SIG conference calls
  • Summarize next steps

Meeting Documents

  1. Members of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
  2. List of MLPA staff
  3. Members of the MLPA Statewide Interests Group
  4. Charter of the MLPA Statewide Interests Group
  5. Strategy for Stakeholder and Interested Public Participation (Revised August 23, 2007)
  6. Members of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  7. Members of the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group

North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Meetings

April 22, 2008: San Rafael

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
8:30 a.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, California, 94903

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive detailed presentation of and review MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) marine protected area (MPA) proposals submitted for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, including MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), California Department of Fish and Game, and MLPA staff analyses and evaluations
  • Identify MPA proposals to forward to the California Fish and Game Commission, including a preferred alternative
  • Identify any other recommendations to forward to the California Fish and Game Commission
  • Receive updates on the activities of the SAT, NCCRSG and MLPA Statewide Interests Group
  • Identify and potentially approve additional staffing and resource needs of the initiative in the current phase and for other MLPA study regions

Meeting Documents

  1. Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBSs) within the Marine Life Protection Act North Central Coast Study Region, reasons for designation and unique features, January 28, 2008 (State Water Resources Control Board)
  2. PowerPoint presentation: Water Quality along the North Central Coast (Dominic Gregorio, State Water Resources Control Board and MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  3. Percentage of study region area charts by proposed designation and SAT-assigned levels of protection for Proposal 0 (existing MPAs) and NCCRSG proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4
  4. Areas of overlap among NCCRSG MPA proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4
  5. Staff summaries of proposal areas, habitats and MPAs for Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs), NCCRSG MPA Proposal 1-3, NCCRSG MPA Proposal 2-XA and NCCRSG MPA Proposal 4
  6. One page summary maps for Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs), NCCRSG MPA Proposal 1-3, NCCRSG MPA Proposal 2-XA and NCCRSG MPA Proposal 4
  7. Draft MPA proposal descriptions generated by NCCRSG work groups, including information on individual MPA designations, proposed regulations, regional goals and objectives addressed, specific MPA objectives, and comments (includes proposed fate of existing MPAs)
  8. Side-by-side comparison of geographies and proposed regulations for NCCRSG MPA proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4, and Proposal 0 (existing MPAs)
  9. Summary of MLPA Guidelines and MPA Proposal Evaluation Approaches, February 1, 2008
  10. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region, March 31, 2008 revised draft in track changes format
  11. MLPA Initiative staff memo regarding the evaluation of NCCRSG MPA proposals relative to MLPA Goal 3, April 14, 2008
  12. Evaluations of Benefits to Seabirds and Waterfowl from Proposed Marine Protected Areas and Special Closures in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, April 7, 2008 (Gerard J. McChesney, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  13. Evaluation of Potential Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, April 14, 2008 (Sarah Allen, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  14. Summary of potential impacts of the March 2008 MPA proposals on commercial and recreational fisheries in the North Central Coast Study Region, Final Draft April 16, 2008 (Ecotrust)
  15. Evaluation of the Potential Impact MPA Proposals May Pose for Abalone Management and Abalone Recreational Fisheries in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, April 14, 2008 (California Department of Fish and Game)
  16. Spatially Explicit Models to Support Evaluation and Revision of Marine Protected Area Proposals, April 18, 2008 (MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  17. California Department of Fish and Game memo regarding comments on the NCCRSG MPA proposals (includes feasibility analysis and goals and objectives analysis)
  18. Regional goals and objectives as adopted by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force on February 14, 2008
  19. Maps depicting some important tribal use areas for Native American tribes in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region

Meeting Handouts

  1. PowerPoint presentation: Conclusion of the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Process (Scott McCreary, Ph.D., co-facilitator, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  2. PowerPoint presentation: Update on Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) Activities (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  3. PowerPoint presentation: Overview of the NCCRSG MPA proposals for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  4. PowerPoint presentation: Staff Evaluations of MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Marine Protected Area Proposals (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  5. Summary of SAT Evluation of MPA Proposals (Round 3): Habitat Representation/Replication and Size/Spacing (April 17, 2008)
  6. PowerPoint presentation: SAT evaluations of MPA proposals, North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Steve Gaines, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team - Updated April 22, 2008)
    Slides | Handouts
  7. PowerPoint presentation: SAT Habitat Evaluations of NCCRSG Proposals, North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Mark Carr, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  8. PowerPoint presentation: Marine Birds and Mammals Evaluation for the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Marine Protected Area Proposals (Dr. Sarah Allen, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  9. PowerPoint presentation: Summary of Potential Impacts of March 2008 MPA Proposals on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries (Dr. Astrid Scholz, Ecotrust)
    Slides | Handouts
  10. Summary of potential impacts of the March 2008 MPA Proposals on commercial and recreational fisheries in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region: Condensed Summary of the Final Draft, 18 April 2008 (Ecotrust)
  11. PowerPoint presentation: Evaluation of the Potential Impact MPA Proposals May Pose for Recreational Abalone Fisheries and Abalone Management in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Slides | Handouts
  12. PowerPoint presentation: Model Evaluations of MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Marine Protected Area Proposals (March 2008) (Dr. Chris Costello, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  13. PowerPoint presentation: DFG Feasability Analysis of NCCRSG MPA proposals for the North Central Coast (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Slides | Handouts
  14. MLPA Initiative budget update, April 2008

March 18-19, 2008: San Rafael

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

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • 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 MPA proposals
  • Plan next steps to present final round of MPA proposals to the BRTF

Meeting Documents

  1. March 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)
  2. California 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)

Meeting Handouts

  1. California Department of Fish and Game memo regarding guidance for final MPA proposals development (March 13, 2008)
  2. Update to potential special closures options menu memorandum to reflect California Department of Fish and Game feasibility guidance (March 17, 2008), including updated characterization of options table
  3. PowerPoint presentation: Update on Salmon Trolling Level of Protection Assigned by the SAT (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
  4. Staff response to question #3 of the October 16-17, 2007 science questions and draft SAT response to the February 21, 2008 science question

March 4, 2008: San Rafael

Meeting Agenda


March 4, 2008
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Four Points by Sheraton
1010 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

Meeting Objectives

  • Provide work groups an opportunity to discuss possible revisions to draft marine protected area (MPA) proposals and options for arriving at three platforms for next iteration of MPA proposals (including possible integration of proposals)
  • Invite informal caucusing among MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) members
  • Create an opportunity for the NCCRSG to identify platforms and work teams for the next iteration of MPA proposals
  • Initiate work team development of MPA proposals
  • Plan next steps for the March 18-19, 2008 NCCRSG meeting

Meeting Documents

  1. Summary of Guidelines for Creating Marine Protected Areas (February 1, 2008)
  2. Guidance for Completing the Marine Protected Area Proposal Templates (revised February 28, 2008)
  3. Examples of marine protected area regulations, boundary descriptions and specific objectives from the MLPA central coast process (February 15, 2008)
  4. Size and level of protection statistics for MPA clusters in draft proposals for the north central coast
  5. Spacing between marine protected area clusters in draft proposals for the north central coast

Meeting Handouts

  1. March 3, 2008 memo regarding the application of science size guidelines
  2. Supplement to Evaluation of the Potential Impacts Draft Marine Protected Area Proposals May Pose for Abalone Management and Abalone Recreational Fishery, MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (March 3, 2008)

February 21, 2008: San Rafael

February 21, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Four Points by Sheraton
1010 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive and discuss MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) evaluations, California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) feasibility analysis, staff evaluations, and MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) guidance regarding draft marine protected area proposals
  • Receive presentation from special closures work group on disturbance issues; discuss options and guidance for incorporation
  • Receive presentation regarding key themes and ideas from public workshops
  • Outline the process for developing the final round of marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  • Plan next steps to revise draft MPA proposals at March 4, 2008 North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) work session and March 18-19, 2008 NCCRSG meeting

Meeting Documents

  1. MPA Proposal 0 (existing MPAs): Staff summary of proposal areas, habitats and MPAs, habitat calculations, and proposal description generated by staff
  2. Draft MPA Proposal 1 (EC): Staff summary of draft proposal areas, habitats and MPAs, habitat calculations, and proposal description generated by NCCRSG work groups
  3. Draft MPA Proposal 2 (JD): Staff summary of draft proposal areas, habitats and MPAs, habitat calculations, and proposal description generated by NCCRSG work groups
  4. Draft MPA Proposal 3 (TC): Staff summary of a draft proposal areas, habitats and MPAs, habitat calculations, and proposal description generated by NCCRSG work groups
  5. Draft MPA Proposal 4 (JC): Staff summary of draft proposal areas, habitats and MPAs, habitat calculations, and proposal description generated by NCCRSG work groups
  6. Draft External MPA Proposal A (XA): Staff summary of a draft proposal areas, habitats and MPAs, habitat calculations, and proposal description generated by proponent
  7. Area charts showing percentage of study region by proposed designation and SAT-assigned levels of protection for Proposal 0 (existing MPAs), draft proposals 1-4, and Draft External MPA Proposal A
  8. Map showing areas of overlap among draft MPA proposals 1-4 and Draft External MPA Proposal A
  9. Side-by-side comparison of geographies and proposed regulations for Proposal 0 (existing MPAs), draft MPA proposals 1-4, and Draft External MPA Proposal A.
    • Subregion 1: Alder Creek to Horseshoe Point
    • Subregion 2: Horseshoe Point to Bodega Head
    • Subregion 3: Bodega Head to Double Point
    • Subregion 4: Double Point to Point San Pedro
    • Subregion 5: Point San Pedro to Pigeon Point
    • Subregion 6: Farallon Islands
  10. Complete responses to science questions from the November 28, 2007, and December 11-12, 2007 MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group meetings
  11. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region (February 1, 2008 revised draft)
  12. MLPA goals 1 & 4 analysis: Draft MPA Proposal Evaluations North Central Coast Study Region (January 23, 2008)
  13. MLPA goals 2 & 6 analysis: North Central Coast Size and Spacing Evaluations (revised January 25, 2007)
  14. Draft Evaluation of Potential Benefits to Seabirds from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Gerard J. McChesney, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, January 2008)
  15. Draft Evaluation of Potential Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Sarah Allen, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, January 2008)
  16. Summary of potential impacts of the December 2007 MPA proposals on commercial and recreational fisheries in the North Central Coast Study Region (Ecotrust, January 22, 2008)
  17. Evaluation of the Potential Impacts Draft Marine Protected Area Proposals May Pose for Abalone Management and Abalone Recreational Fishery, MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Revised February 15, 2008)
  18. MLPA Initiative Staff evaluation of MLPA Goal 3
  19. Spatially Explicit Models to Support Evaluation and Revision of Draft Marine Protected Area Proposals (Digestible Modeling Work Group, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, February 13, 2008)
  20. California Department of Fish and Game memo regarding an update of the feasibility criteria for use in analyzing siting alternatives
  21. North Central Coast Study Region Feasibility Evaluation of Draft MPA Proposals (California Department of Fish and Game, February 11, 2008)
  22. California Department of Fish and Game memo regarding private land ownership and marine protected areas
  23. California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative North Central Coast Regional Planning Timeline (revised February 6, 2008)
  24. PowerPoint presentation: Water Quality Along the North Central Coast (Dominic Gregorio, California State Water Resources Control Board, December 2007)
    Slides | Handouts
  25. Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBSs) within the Marine Life Protection Act North Central Coast Study Region, reasons for designation and unique features (State Water Resources Control Board, January 28, 2008)

Meeting Handouts

  1. PowerPoint presentation: Master Plan Science Advisory Team Update (Jason Vasques, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Slides | Handouts
  2. Memo and responses to science questions from the August 22-23, 2007, and October 16-17, 2007 meetings of the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  3. California MLPA North Central Coast Project, North Central Coast Regional Goals and Objectives (as adopted by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force on February 14, 2008)
  4. Summary of MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Guidance to the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group, February 14, 2008 BRTF meeting (prepared February 20, 2008)
  5. PowerPoint presentation: Update on Department of Fish and Game Guidance for MPA Proposals (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Slides | Handouts
  6. PowerPoint presentation: Overview of Draft Marine Protected Area Proposals (Evan Fox, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  7. PowerPoint presentation: Staff Evaluation of Draft Marine Protected Area Proposals (Evan Fox, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  8. PowerPoint presentation: SAT Evaluations of Draft MPA Proposals North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Mark Carr, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  9. PowerPoint presentation: Summary of Potential Impacts of December 2007 MPA Proposals on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries (Dr. Sarah Kruse, Ecotrust)
    Slides | Handouts
  10. PowerPoint presentation: Evaluation of the Potential Impact of Draft MPA Proposals on Abalone Recreational Fishery and Abalone Management in the North Central Coast Study Region (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Slides | Handouts
  11. PowerPoint presentation: Department of Fish and Game Feasibility Analysis of Draft MPA Proposals (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Slides | Handouts
  12. PowerPoint presentation: Consideration of Special Closures for Seabird and Marine Mammal Disturbance (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game and Allison Arnold, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  13. Memo regarding status report of the NCCRSG Special Closures Work Group, with draft options and maps
    • Map 1: Overview of options
    • Map 2: Options A2, B2
    • Map 3: Options D2, F2
    • Map 4: Options G2, G3, H2
    • Map 5: Options I2, K2, K3
    • Map 6: Options N2, N3, N4, P2
    • Map 7: Options Q1, Q2, Q3, R1, R2, R3
  14. Summary of key themes from February 4, 5 and 6 public workshops (includes table of public comments received at the workshops regarding draft MPA proposals for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region)

December 11-12, 2007: Pacifica

December 11-12, 2007
Best Western Lighthouse Hotel
105 Rockaway Beach Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive updates or informational presentations on revised 2008 schedule, MLPA Goal 3 analysis, tribal use data, special closures, preliminary results of a Marxan analysis by UC Santa Barbara graduate students, and revised "external" MPA proposals
  • Work in extended work group and plenary formats to respond to MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF), and California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) feedback on draft MPA arrays/proposals
  • Select no more than five draft MPA proposals for the next round of review and evaluation
  • Adopt new ground rule to focus North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) email communications

Meeting Documents

  1. Draft ground rule on NCCRSG email communications
  2. Revised 2008 MLPA schedule
  3. Staff memo and revised staff summary of SAT analysis
  4. Draft staff evaluation of MLPA Goal 3
  5. Examples of MPA regulatory language and "objectives" from the MLPA central coast process

Meeting Handouts

  1. Draft responses to August 22-23, 2007 and October 16-17, 2007 science questions
  2. PowerPoint presentation: Draft Goal 3 Evaluation of Draft MPA Arrays and Draft External Proposals (Dr. Mary Gleason)
    Slides | Handouts
  3. PowerPoint presentation: Summary of Tribal Data Collection Efforts (Dr. Mary Gleason)
    Slides | Handouts
  4. Preliminary maps of some Native American tribal use areas
  5. Seasonality of Sensitive Life Stages of Birds and Mammals Most Likely to Benefit from Marine Protected Areas (revised December 10, 2007)
  6. PowerPoint presentation: UCSB Bren Student Group Marxan Analysis (Dr. Mary Gleason)
    Slides | Handouts
  7. Marxan "exploratory" analysis - maps and explanatory document
  8. Templates and maps for revised draft external MPA proposals A, B and C

November 28, 2007: San Rafael

November 28, 2007
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Four Points by Sheraton
1010 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive and discuss MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) evaluations, Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) guidance, and California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) feasibility analysis of work group "draft options for MPA arrays" and draft external MPA proposals
  • Receive update on socioeconomic data collection
  • Assess prospects for convergence on draft options within and across work groups
  • Discuss future role of respective work groups relative to overall North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) charge
  • Begin discussing potential revisions to "draft options for MPA arrays" and draft external MPA proposals with an eye toward preparing "draft MPA proposals" at December 11-12, 2007 NCCRSG meeting
  • Outline preparations for December NCCRSG meeting

Meeting Handouts

  1. Draft SAT report on the methodologies for evaluating draft options for MPA arrays and draft external MPA proposals
  2. PowerPoint presentation: Science Guidelines and Draft Options for MPA Arrays and Draft External MPA Proposals Evaluations - North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Mark Carr, Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  3. Dr. Mark Carr PowerPoint presentation to the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team on November 13, 2007
  4. PowerPoint presentation: Preliminary Size and Spacing Evaluations - North Central Coast Proposals (Dr. Steve Gaines, Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  5. PowerPoint presentation: Draft Options for MPA Arrays and Draft External MPA Proposal Evaluations - Potential Fishery Impacts in the North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Astrid Schulz, Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  6. Memorandum from Astrid Scholz, Ecotrust, to the MLPA Initiative dated 26 November 2007 and Summary of potential impacts of the October 2007 MPA proposals on commercial fisheries in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Revised Final, 26 November 2007)
  7. Ken Wiseman memo regarding feedback received from the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
  8. California Department of Fish and Game feasibility analysis of the draft options for MPA arrays and draft external MPA proposals
  9. California Department of Fish and Game memo regarding the use of special closures
  10. PowerPoint presentation: Commercial Fishing Grounds and Socioeconomic Data Collection (Dr. Sarah Kruse, Ecotrust)
    Slides | Handouts
  11. Commercial Fishing Grounds Datasets by Landing Port (November 28, 2007)
  12. PowerPoint presentation: Recreational Fishing Grounds and Values Data Collection (Dr. Sarah Kruse, Ecotrust)
    Slides | Handouts
  13. Recreational Fishing Grounds Datasets and Draft Recreational Fishing Factors Survey (November 28, 2007)
  14. PowerPoint presentation: Developing and Refining Draft MPA Proposals for the North Central Coast (Dr. Mary Gleason)
    Slides | Handouts
  15. Areas of overlap among NCCRSG work group draft options for MPA arrays and areas of overlap among draft options and draft external MPA proposals
  16. One page overview maps for each draft option for MPA arrays and each draft external MPA proposal (EA, EB, JA, JB, TA, TB, External A, External B, External C, External D)
  17. Staff summaries of area and habitats for each draft option for MPA arrays and each draft external MPA proposal
  18. MLPA SAT Preliminary Description of Habitat Protection by Evaluation Subregions within Draft Options for MPA Arrays and Draft External MPA Proposals (revised November 28, 2007)

Informational Items

  1. MLPA SAT's Responses to Science Questions Posed by the NCCRSG at its July 10-11, 2007 Meeting (revised November 20, 2007)
  2. MLPA SAT's Responses to Science Questions Posed by Santi Roberts/Oceana in a Letter Dated September 10, 2007 (revised November 20, 2007)
  3. MLPA staff and their roles in the MLPA Initiative (revised August 31, 2007)
  4. PowerPoint presentation (not distributed in print form): NCCSR Initial Feasibility Analysis (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Slides | Handouts

October 16-17, 2007: Gualala

October 16-17, 2007
Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Road
Gualala, CA 95445

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Work groups to present "interim work products: draft option(s) for an MPA array" and receive North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) comments
  • Receive MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) feedback on draft regional goals and objectives, discuss revisions, and adopt provisional goals and objectives
  • Receive presentation of other initial marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  • Receive report from SAT meetings and responses to science questions
  • Receive preliminary reports on socioeconomic data collection
  • Work groups to revisedraft MPA array options for initial SAT review/evaluation
  • Discuss intended strategy for continued development of draft options for MPA arrays

Meeting Documents

  1. Draft provisional regional goals and objectives (August 22, 2007)
  2. List of species likely to benefit from marine protected areas

September 25, 2007: San Rafael

September 25, 2007
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Four Points by Sheraton
1010 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA

Meeting Agenda


Work Sessions Objectives

  • Provide orientation
    • Reconfirm work group charge
    • Describe I-Team adjustments
  • Continue development of initial MPA recommendations in work group settings
    • Identify and discuss possible MPA recommendations
    • Discuss potential tradeoffs between MPA recommendations
    • Identify options to deal with areas of divergence
  • Plan next steps to make additional revisions by October 4, 2007 deadline

Meeting Documents

  1. Staff responses to planning related questions from September 7 work sessions
  2. Summary of MPA planning guidance

Key Reference Materials

  1. Guidance for work group activity (from August NCCRSG meeting)
  2. Revised regional goals and objectives (from August NCCRSG meeting)
  3. Guidelines for developing marine protected area proposals (from July NCCRSG meeting; includes MLPA, DFG feasibility, and draft master plan science guidance)
  4. Template for draft MPA proposals (from August NCCRSG meeting)
  5. Summary of NCCRSG member interests (from August NCCRSG meeting)
  6. Summary of initial identified "areas of importance" (from August NCCRSG meeting)

September 7, 2007: San Rafael

September 7, 2007
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Four Points by Sheraton
1010 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Begin developing marine protected area (MPA) recommendations in work group settings
    • Identify possible MPAs; identify MPA boundaries, type, habitats captured, and goals/objectives achieved
    • Consider possible implications for other existing/potential MPAs and other consumptive/non-consumptive uses
    • Identify habitats not represented
    • Identify important areas of divergence and identify possible options in MPA proposals to address this divergence
  • Plan next steps in preparation for September 25, 2007 work group sessions

Meeting Documents

  1. Guidance for work group activity (from August NCCRSG meeting)
  2. Revised provisional regional goals and objectives (as amended at the August NCCRSG meeting)
  3. Guidelines for developing marine protected area proposals (from July NCCRSG meeting; includes MLPA, DFG, and master plan for MPAs guidance)
  4. Template for draft MPA proposals (from August NCCRSG meeting)
  5. Summary of NCCRSG member interests (from plenary session at August NCCRSG meeting)
  6. Summary of initial identified "areas of importance" (from August NCCRSG meeting)

August 22-23, 2007: San Rafael

August 22-23, 2007
Four Points by Sheraton
1010 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive status report on SAT review of regional goals and objectives and discuss implications for adoption
  • Continue joint fact-finding and development of draft regional profile
  • Receive informational briefings on key topics
  • Receive tutorial on marine protected areas decision support tool
  • Outline strategy for initiating MPA proposal development
  • Initiate process for developing alternative MPA proposals

Meeting Documents

  1. Summary of Recent and Ongoing Processes Related to Marine Protected Areas in California (August 14, 2007)
  2. Draft provisional regional goals and objectives (revised August 10, 2007)
  3. MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group meeting 2 (July 10, 2007) joint fact-finding notes

Meeting Handouts

  1. PowerPoint presentation: Update on seafloor mapping data (Paulo Serpa, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Handouts | Slides
  2. Revised map 3 of draft regional profile (preliminary substrate data)
  3. California Department of Fish and Game memorandum regarding bag limits, size limits, and catch and release fishing in MPAs
  4. PowerPoint presentation: Draft Provisional North Central Coast Regional Goals and Objectives (Jason Vasquez, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Handouts | Slides
  5. PowerPoint presentation: Oceanographic Features (John Largier, Bodega Marine Lab)
    Handouts | Slides
  6. PowerPoint presentation: Fish biology, ecology and ecosystem interactions (Steve Ralston, National Marine Fisheries Service)
    Handouts | Slides
  7. PowerPoint presentation: Recreational fishing (Jason Vasquez, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Handouts | Slides
  8. Science guidelines and MPA connectivity (Steve Gaines, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, 2005-2007)
    Handouts | Slides
  9. PowerPoint presentation: Overview of MLPA Central Coast Study Region MPAs (John Ugoretz, California Department of Fish and Game)
    Handouts | Slides
  10. PowerPoint presentation: MPA decision support tools (Mary Gleason, California MLPA Initiative)
    Handouts | Slides
  11. DORIS: Marine Protected Areas Decision Support Tool User's Manual
  12. PowerPoint presentation: Development of MPA proposals (Melissa Miller-Henson, California MLPA Initiative)
    Handouts | Slides
  13. Template for draft MPA proposals
  14. Breakout session activity to identify areas of importance
  15. Work group guidance for initial MPA proposal recommendations
  16. List of MLPA staff and roles in the MLPA Initiative

July 10-11, 2007: Pacifica

July 10-11, 2007
Best Western Lighthouse Hotel
Pacifica, CA

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Documents

  1. Definition of "network"
  2. Marine Managed Areas Improvement Act (MMAIA)
  3. How is Your MPA Doing?
  4. MLPA staff analysis of Regional Goals and Objectives
  5. Guidelines for developing marine protected area proposals
  6. Marine Managed Areas: Best Practices for Boundary Making
  7. Summary of adopted central coast MPAs
  8. Memo regarding central coast process policy guidance
  9. Users guide to Internet map service (IMS)

Meeting Handouts

  1. Updated NCCRSG contact information
  2. Roster of MLPA SAT members
  3. Preliminary evaluation of existing state marine protected areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  4. Description of commercial fishing socioeconomic data collection
  5. PowerPoint presentation: North Central Coast Regional Profile Comments
  6. PowerPoint presentation: MPA Goals and Objectives, Why do They Matter?
  7. PowerPoint presentation: Habitats and Ecosystems of the North Central Region
  8. PowerPoint presentation: Seabirds and Marine Mammals of the North Central Coast Area of California
  9. PowerPoint presentation: Marine Invertebrate Fisheries of the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  10. PowerPoint presentation: Marine Aquaculture
  11. PowerPoint presentation: Guidelines for Developing Alternative MPA Proposals
  12. PowerPoint presentation: Preliminary Evaluation of Existing North Central Coast Study Region Marine Protected Areas
  13. PowerPoint presentation: Commercial Fisheries in the North Central Coast Study Region: Perspectives from Fishermen
  14. PowerPoint presentation: Overview of spatial data layers available for MPA Planning

May 22-23, 2007: San Rafael

May 22-23, 2007
Sheraton Four Points
San Rafael, CA

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  1. Review project goals, NCCRSG charge, and work plan
  2. Review and adopt NCCRSG ground rules
  3. Review key findings of stakeholder assessment and implications for NCC process
  4. Initiate review of draft regional profile
  5. Outline preparations for second NCCRSG meeting

Meeting Documents

  1. California Marine Life Protection Act
  2. MOU for the California MLPA Initiative
  3. Overview of the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative
  4. Charters for the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, Master Plan Science Advisory Team, North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group, and Statewide Interests Group
  5. Group rosters (MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group)
  6. URLs for key documents available in the MLPA website
  7. Draft ground rules for the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  8. Marine Protected Areas Past Processes Overview and Summary of the First Phase (2004-2006) MLPA Initiative Process
  9. Definition of key working terms (Appendix J of the California Master Plan for MPAs, July 21, 2006 version)
  10. Outline of information required for proposals for networks of MPAs (Appendix F of the California Master Plan for MPAs, July 21, 2006 version)

Meeting Handouts

  1. Contact information for North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group members and for MLPA staff and advisors
  2. Summary of MLPA roles
  3. Draft timeline for the MLPA North Central Coast Project
  4. Stakeholder assessment memorandum
  5. MLPA Central Coast Project Adopted Regional Goals and Objectives Package, as Amended by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, November 30, 2005
  6. PowerPoint presentation regarding project goals, roles and responsibilities
  7. PowerPoint presentation regarding previous MLPA efforts, lessons learned, and concurrent MPA processes
  8. PowerPoint presentation regarding the draft regional profile for the north central coast study region
    1. Regional profile: Part 1, Overview
      PowerPoint slides
      PowerPoint slides in a handout format
    2. Regional profile: Part 2, Commercial and recreational fisheries
      PowerPoint slides
      PowerPoint slides in a handout format
    3. Regional profile: Part 3, Existing MMAs, MPAs and other managed areas
      PowerPoint slides
      PowerPoint slides in a handout format
    4. Regional profile: Part 4, Subregional summaries and timeline
      PowerPoint slides
      PowerPoint slides in a handout format
    5. Regional profile: Data to support MPA planning
      PowerPoint slides
      PowerPoint slides in a handout format
  9. PowerPoint presentation regarding the planning process for developing alternative MPA proposals

Public Workshops

June 17-19, 2008: CEQA Scoping Meetings

Scoping Meeting Announcement

  • Tuesday, June 17, 2008
    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Best Western Lighthouse Hotel
    Seawitch Room
    105 Rockaway Beach Avenue
    Pacifica, CA 94044
  • Wednesday, June 18, 2008
    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    USACE Bay Model Visitor Center
    Multi-Purpose Room
    2100 Bridgeway
    Sausalito, CA 94965
  • Thursday, June 19, 2008
    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Gualala Arts Center
    Coleman Auditorium
    46501 Gualala Road
    Gualala, CA 95445

February 4-6, 2008: North Central Coast Study Region Public Workshops

  • February 4, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Petaluma

    Sheraton Sonoma County
    745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954
  • February 5, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Gualala

    Gualala Arts Center
    46501 Gualala Road, Gualala, CA 95455
  • February 6, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Pacifica

    Best Western Lighthouse Hotel
    105 Rockaway Beach Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Objectives

  • Brief members of the public on the status of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative North Central Coast Project (i.e., where we are in the process and next steps)
  • Outline the content of the five draft MPA proposals and invite questions and comments from members of the public
  • Identify other methods by which the public can participate in the MLPA Initiative process

Meeting Handouts

  1. List of commonly used acronyms and abbreviated terms
  2. Goals of the Marine Life Protection Act
  3. What are marine protected areas?
  4. MLPA Initiative, second phase
  5. MLPA Initiative, second phase participants
  6. Membership list for the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
  7. Membership list for the Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  8. Membership list for the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  9. Opportunities for public involvement in the MLPA Initiative
  10. Timeline of the MLPA Initiative second phase
  11. Draft MPA proposals (maps and allowable uses)
  12. Summary of evaluation methods
  13. Comment form for draft MPA proposals (Microsoft Word Document)

May 7, 2007: Presentation and discussion of recreational fishing and non-consumptive socioeconomic data collection

Monday, May 7, 2007
3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Landmark Building D, Room 100
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Workshop Agenda

I. Welcome, Introductions and Overview of the MLPA Initiative
Ken Wiseman, MLPA Initiative
Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game

II. Presentation and Review of Known Available Data and User Groups
Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative
Susan Ashcraft

III. Discussion
Workshop attendees

IV. Next Steps

Workshop Materials

April 18, 2007: Presentation and discussion of Ecotrust proposed study of commercial fisheries

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
8:30 a.m.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA

Workshop Agenda

I. Welcome
Ken Wiseman, MLPA Initiative
Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game

II. Presentation of Proposed Methodology
Astrid Scholz, Ecotrust
Charles Steinback, Ecotrust

III. Discussion
Workshop attendees

IV. Next Steps

Workshop Materials

March 19-21 and 26-27, 2007: North Central Coast Study Region Public Workshops

  • Monday, March 19, 2007
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Gualala Arts Center, Mohr Mezzanine
    46501 Gualala Road, Gualala, CA
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2007
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Marin Civic Center, Manzanita Room
    10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2007
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Grange Hall, Main Hall
    1370 Bodega Avenue, Bodega Bay, CA
  • Monday, March 26, 2007
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Harbor House Conference Center
    107 Broadway Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2007
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Golden Gate National Recreation Area Headquarters
    Fort Mason, Building 201
    San Francisco, CA

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Objectives

  • Increase public knowledge about the MLPA Initiative
  • Identify methods the public and stakeholders can use to become more actively engaged in the MLPA Initiative process
  • Clarify the criteria being used and qualities sought for nominees to create an effective MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group

Workshop Materials