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California State Legislature Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture

January 21, 2011

January 21, 2011
North Coast MLPA Public Hearing
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Chambers
825 Fifth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Meeting Agenda
Presentation: The Marine Life Protection Act and MPA Planning in the North Coast Study Region

Fish and Game Commission Meetings

June 6, 2012

June 6, 2012
1:00 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary

Blue Ribbon Task Force Meetings

December 9, 2010

December 9, 2010
10:00 a.m.
via teleconference and online meeting

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Review north coast recommendations adopted by the BRTF in October and discuss the intent of Motion 4 from those recommendations
  • Review and potentially adopt an additional recommendation for the MLPA North Coast Study Region consistent with options identified at the October 25-26, 2010 BRTF meeting and maintaining the placement of MPAs as developed by the MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group

Meeting Documents

October 25-26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 8:00 a.m.
River Lodge Conference Center
1800 Riverwalk Drive
Fortuna, CA 95540

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive the Round 3 MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) Marine Protected Area (MPA) Proposal and Round 3 NCRSG Special Closures Recommendation
  • Receive evaluations of the Round 3 NCRSG MPA Proposal, MPA Proposal 0 (existing MPAs), and Round 3 NCRSG Special Closures Recommendation from the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), California Department of Parks and Recreation (California State Parks), and MLPA Initiative staff
  • Discuss and develop north coast study region recommendations for marine protected areas and special closures
  • Receive updates on the SAT, NCRSG, and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  • Receive updates on north coast public outreach and education, tribal outreach and data gathering, the 2008-2011 MLPA Initiative budget and upcoming meetings
  • Receive an update on MLPA implementation in other study regions

Briefing Documents

July 21-22, 2010

July 21, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.
July 22, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.
C.V. Starr Community Center
300 S. Lincoln St.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Discuss and potentially approve additional guidance to the MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group regarding developing Round 3 NCSRG marine protected area (MPA) proposals.
  • Receive MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) draft MPA proposals
  • Receive draft recommendations for special closures developed by the NCRSG
  • Receive evaluations of NCRSG draft MPA proposals, MPA Proposal 0 (existing MPAs), and special closures from the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT),MLPA Initiative staff, California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), and California Department of Parks and Recreation (California State Parks)
  • Receive updates on the SAT, NCRSG, and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  • Receive updates on north coast goals and objectives, public outreach and education, tribal outreach and data gathering, the 2008-2011 MLPA Initiative budget and upcoming meetings
  • Receive an update on MLPA implementation in other study regions

Meeting Documents

May 17, 2010

May 17, 2010
2:00 p.m.
via teleconference and online meeting

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objective

  • Discuss and potentially approve additional policy direction for the north coast regarding tribal uses of marine resources

Meeting Documents

May 3-4, 2010

May 3, 2010 at 8:30 a..m.
May 4, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.
Elk Valley Rancheria
2332 Howland Hill Road
Crescent City, CA 95531

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive input on the revised regional profile for the north coast study region
  • Discuss and potentially approve additional policy direction for the north coast
  • Discuss California Department of Fish and Game and California Department of Parks and Recreation input on the state decision-making context related to tribal uses of marine resources
  • Receive evaluations of the external proposed MPA arrays submitted by community groups
  • Receive updates on the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG), and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  • Receive updates on public outreach and education, staffing, and the 2008-2011 budget
  • Receive an update on MLPA implementation in other study regions

Meeting Documents

March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010
2:00 p.m.
via teleconference and online meeting

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive an update from the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  • Discuss and potentially approve additional policy direction for the north coast related to tribal and tribal community uses of marine resources
  • Discuss and potentially approve pursuing additional legal guidance related to tribal and tribal community uses of marine resources in marine protected areas
  • Receive updates on staffing and the 2008-2011 budget
  • Receive an update on MLPA implementation in other study regions

Meeting Documents

March 1-2, 2010

March 1, 2010
9:00 a.m.
C.V. Starr Community Center
300 S. Lincoln St.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive science presentations on water quality and on the use of commercial and recreational fishing data in the design and evaluation of marine protected areas (MPAs)
  • Confirm applicability of policy direction provided in previous study regions to the MLPA North Coast Study Region
  • Discuss and potentially approve additional policy direction for the north coast
  • Receive and discuss California Department of Fish and Game and California Department of Parks and Recreation input on the state decision-making context related to tribal uses of marine resources
  • Receive the external proposed MPA arrays submitted by community groups
  • Receive updates on the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG), and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  • Receive updates on the north coast regional profile, public outreach and education, staffing, and the 2008-2011 budget
  • Receive an update on MLPA implementation in other study regions

Meeting Documents

January 13-14, 2010

January 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 8:00 a.m.

Elk Valley Rancheria Community Center
2332 Howland Hill Road
Crescent City, CA 95531

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive a panel presentation on the evolving nature of living marine resource management and the role of marine protected areas
  • Receive presentations regarding the science of marine protected areas
  • Review policy direction provided in previous study regions, discuss applicability to the MLPA North Coast Study Region, and potentially approve policy direction for the north coast
  • Receive a panel presentation on Native American tribal interests and concerns
  • Receive updates on the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG), and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  • Receive an update on public outreach and education, staffing, and the 2008-2011 budget
  • Receive an update on the transmittal of recommendations for the MLPA South Coast Study Region

Meeting Documents

November 18-19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 8:30 a.m.

Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive charge from Secretary for Resources Mike Chrisman
  • Receive an introduction to the MLPA North Coast Study Region (NCSR), including existing marine protected areas (MPAs) and the draft regional profile
  • Review policy direction provided in previous study regions and discuss applicability to the MLPA North Coast Study Region
  • Receive briefing on the relationship between the Marine Life Protection Act and fisheries management in California
  • Receive updates on the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG), and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  • Review methods for stakeholder involvement at both the statewide and regional levels
  • Interact with and provide guidance to community representatives indicating an intent to submit marine protected area proposals for the MLPA North Coast Study Region
  • Potentially adopt a schedule of meetings to achieve the BRTF's charge
  • Receive a briefing on the staffing and resource needs of the MLPA Initiative
  • Review and potentially adopt a revised 2008-2011 budget
  • Review and potentially adopt task force operating procedures and policies
  • Potentially adopt a calendar of meetings for the MLPA North Coast Study Region
  • Receive an update on implementation of marine protected areas in other MLPA study regions

Briefing Documents

Master Plan Science Advisory Team Meetings

January 13, 2011

January 13, 2011
9:00 a.m.
via teleconference and online meeting

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive MLPA Initiative process updates
  • Review and potentially approve responses to science questions
  • Review and potentially approve any new or revised levels of protection
  • Review and potentially approve Methods Used to Evaluate MPA Proposals in the MLPA North Coast Study Region
  • Review and potentially adopt SAT evaluations of marine protected area (MPA) proposals forwarded by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF)

Meeting Documents

November 17, 2010

November 17, 2010
9:00 a.m.
via teleconference and online meeting

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive MLPA Initiative process updates
  • Review and potentially approve responses to science questions
  • Review and potentially approve new proposed levels of protection
  • Review and potentially approve the document Methods Used to Evaluate MPA Proposals in the MLPA North Coast Study Region
  • Receive overview of motions adopted by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force at its October 25-26, 2010 meeting

Meeting Documents

October 13-14, 2010

October 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
October 14, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive updates on the MLPA North Coast Study Region marine protected area (MPA) planning process
  • Review and potentially approve SAT responses to science questions
  • Review and potentially approve new proposed levels of protection
  • Review and potentially adopt the document, Methods Used to Evaluate MPA Proposals in the North Coast Study Region
  • Review and potentially adopt the SAT evaluations of the Round 3 MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) MPA Proposal

Meeting Documents

July 28, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
9:30 a.m.
via teleconference and online meeting

Meeting Objectives

  • Receive MLPA Initiative process updates
  • Review and potentially adopt draft responses to science questions
  • Review and potentially adopt the summary of SAT evaluation results for habitat representation, habitat replication, marine protected area (MPA) size and MPA spacing

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Documents

June 29-30, 2010

June 29, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
June 30, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive updates on the MLPA North Coast Study Region marine protected area (MPA) planning process
  • Review and potentially approve additions to the evaluation methods document for marine birds and mammals, habitat representation and replication, and bioeconomic modeling
  • Review and potentially adopt the SAT evaluations of the North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) Round 2 MPA proposals
  • Review and potentially approve SAT responses to science questions

Meeting Documents

May 12, 2010

May 12, 2010
9:30 a.m.
via teleconference and online meeting

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive MLPA Initiative process updates
  • Review and potentially adopt draft responses to science questions from the public
  • Review and potentially adopt water quality guidance for the north coast study region
  • Review and potentially adopt updates to the SAT evaluations of habitat representation and replication and marine birds and mammals
  • Review and potentially adopt Science Guidance for Designing MPAs to Inform Adaptive Management

Meeting Documents

March 16-17, 2010

March 16, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
March 17, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive updates on the MLPA North Coast Study Region marine protected area (MPA) planning process
  • Review and potentially adopt the SAT evaluations of the north coast existing MPAs and external MPA arrays
  • Review and potentially adopt the list of species likely to benefit from MPAs for the MLPA North Coast Study Region
  • Review and discuss water quality guidance for the north coast study region
  • Review and potentially approve SAT responses to science questions

Meeting Documents

February 11, 2010

February 11, 2010
9:30 a.m.
via teleconference and online meeting

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive MLPA Initiative process updates
  • Review and potentially adopt marine protected area (MPA) evaluation methods for the MLPA North Coast Study Region
  • Review and potentially adopt draft responses to science questions from the public and external array proponents

Meeting Documents

January 20-21, 2010

January 20, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
January 21, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive updates on the MLPA north coast process
  • Receive updates from SAT work groups
  • Review and discuss marine protected area (MPA) habitat representation evaluation methods
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve MPA habitat replication evaluation methods
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve MPA size and spacing evaluation methods
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve proposed levels of protection
  • Review and discuss water quality evaluations for the north coast study region
  • Review and discuss marine birds and mammals evaluations for the north study coast region
  • Review and potentially approve SAT responses to science guidance question

Meeting Documents

December 16-17, 2009

December 16, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.
December 17, 2009 at 8:30 a.m.

Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive update on the MLPA north coast regional profile
  • Review and potentially approve a protocol for handling science questions and external data submitted to the SAT
  • Review and potentially approve the proposed north coast bioregions
  • Review and potentially approve the proposed list of key habitats
  • Review and potentially approve proposed approach for determining marine protected area (MPA) habitat replication criteria
  • Review and discuss MPA size and spacing guidelines
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve approach to developing levels of protection (LOPs) for the north coast study region and proposed LOPs
  • Receive updates from SAT work groups

Meeting Documents

October 30, 2009

October 30, 2009
8:30 a.m.
Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Welcome SAT members for the MLPA North Coast Study Region
  • Receive an introduction to the MLPA and the MLPA Initiative
  • Review SAT charter and operating guidelines
  • Receive an introduction to open meeting requirements
  • Receive briefing on the science guidance in the California Marine Life Protection Act Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas
  • Discuss bioregions for the MLPA North Coast Study Region
  • Review levels of protection developed for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  • Form SAT work groups
  • Select SAT chairs

Meeting Documents

North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Meetings

August 30-31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 8:00 a.m.
River Lodge Conference Center
1800 Riverwalk Drive
Fortuna, CA 95540

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Develop Round 3 NCRSG marine protected area (MPA) proposal(s) to be forwarded to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF)
  • Ensure accuracy of MPA proposal boundaries, designation types, and allowed uses
  • Discuss next steps for presenting the Round 3 NCRSG MPA proposal(s) to the BRTF

Meeting Documents

July 29-30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 9:00 a..m.
Friday, July 30, 2010 at 8:00 a.m.
C.V. Starr Community Center
300 S. Lincoln Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Present and discuss evaluation results for the Round 2 NCRSG draft marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  • Outline strategy and work plan for developing NCRSG Round 3 MPA proposal(s) , including key process guidance
  • Begin development of Round 3 NCRSG MPA proposals
  • Select Round 3 co-leads

Meeting Documents

May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 8:00 a.m.
Elk Valley Rancheria Community Center
2332 Howland Hill Road
Crescent City, CA 95531

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive updates on the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF), MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), MLPA North Coast Project, and public outreach and education
  • Present and receive feedback on interim ideas for Round 2 draft marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  • Present revised Round 2 draft MPA proposals for consideration in Round 2 evaluations
  • Review next steps in the Round 2 MPA proposal evaluation process and opportunities for public input

Meeting Documents

May 19, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.
Hampton Inn & Suites
100 A Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Work Session Agenda


Work Session Objectives

  • Receive update on recent guidance from MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF), MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), and MLPA Initiative staff
  • Continue development of Round 2 draft MPA proposals

April 20-21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 9:30 a..m.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 8:00 a.m.
C.V. Starr Community Center
300 S. Lincoln Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Work Session Agenda


Work Session Objectives

  • Discuss evaluation results for Round 1 external marine protected area (MPA) arrays
  • Begin developing Round 2 draft MPA proposals in work group setting; receive periodic feedback from NCRSG work groups
  • Select Round 2 work group co-leads
  • Plan next steps to prepare for May 19, 2010 NCRSG work session and May 20 meeting

March 24-25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 9:30 a..m.
Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 8:00 a.m.
Elk Valley Rancheria Community Center
2332 Howland Hill Road
Crescent City, CA 95531

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Present guidelines/guidance for developing, and methods for evaluating, marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  • Present and discuss external proposed MPA arrays, as well as the evaluations of existing MPAs and external proposed MPA arrays
  • Present draft north coast goals and regional objectives
  • Discuss areas of geographic importance
  • Discuss questions from informational videos
  • Outline strategy and work plan for NCRSG Round 2 MPA proposal development process, including key process guidance

Meeting Documents

February 25, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
via teleconference and online meeting

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Outline process for developing NCRSG recommendations to the BRTF
  • Introduce, confirm and discuss proposed NCRSG recommendation to the BRTF regarding tribal uses
  • Outline next steps to complete voting process

Meeting Documents

February 8-9, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010 at 9:30 a..m.
Field Trip
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Introduce the north coast project; review product goals, NCRSG charge and work plan, and project logistics
  • Review and potentially adopt proposed NCRSG ground rules
  • Present key findings of stakeholder assessment and implications for north coast project
  • Share NCRSG member interests, areas of expertise, and geographic areas of importance
  • Present update on north coast data and information
  • Present BRTF guidance for developing MPA proposals
  • Outline next steps to prepare for Meeting #2

Meeting Documents

Statewide Interests Group Meetings

January 26, 2010

January 26, 2011
3:00 p.m.
via conference call

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Provide status report on the MLPA North Coast Study Region, including recent Joint Legislative Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture hearing in Eureka
  • Provide an update on the status of the other four study regions (central coast, north central coast, south coast, and San Francisco Bay)
  • Receive comments and advice from SIG members

October 11, 2010

October 11, 2010
4:00 p.m.
via conference call

Meeting Objectives

  • Provide an update on the status of the five study regions (central coast, north central coast, south coast, north coast and San Francisco Bay)
  • Provide status report on recent MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF), and MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG),) meetings in the north coast study region
  • Receive comments and advice from SIG members

Meeting Agenda

A. Welcome, Roll Call, and Logistics for Conference Call

B. Update on the MLPA Study Regions

  • Central Coast Study Region
  • North Central Coast Study Region
  • South Coast Study Region
  • San Francisco Bay Study Region

C. MLPA North Coast Project

  • North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  • Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  • Blue Ribbon Task Force

D. Feedback from SIG Members

  • NCRSG Round 3 Proposal
    • Addressing Tribal Interests and Concerns
    • Implications for Bioregion and other Study Regions
    • Local Government resolutions
  • Survey by the Social and Environmental Research Institute

E. Recap and Next Steps

August 10, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
3:00 p.m.
Via conference call

Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Provide an update on the status of the five study regions (central coast, north central coast, south coast, north coast and San Francisco Bay)
  • Provide status report on recent open houses, and on recent and upcoming MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), BRTF, and MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG),) meetings in the north coast study region
  • Receive comments and advice from SIG members

Meeting Agenda

A. Welcome, Roll Call, and Logistics for Conference Call

B. Follow up from SIG Introductory Meeting

  • Meeting summary highlights
  • Budget status concerns
  • The MLPA Initiative marine protected area planning process

C. Update on the MLPA Study Regions

  • Central Coast Study Region
  • North Central Coast Study Region
  • South Coast Study Region
  • North Coast Study Region
  • San Francisco Bay Study Region

D. MLPA North Coast Project

  • Summer 2010 Open Houses
  • Blue Ribbon Task Force
  • Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  • North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  • Addressing Tribal Interests and Concerns

E. Feedback from SIG Members

  • What went well in recent round of meetings?
  • Were the opportunities for public involvement clearly identified?
  • Suggestions for improvement?

F. Recap and Next Steps

June 25, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010
8:30 a.m.
via conference call

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Members of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Statewide Interests Group (SIG), MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) and MLPA staff introduce themselves to one another and become better acquainted
  • Review charge of the SIG and confirm operating protocols
  • Provide an overview of the MLPA Initiative and an update on the status of the five study regions (central coast, north central coast, south coast, north coast and San Francisco Bay)
  • Provide status report on recent and upcoming open houses, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), BRTF, and MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG), meetings in the north coast study region
  • Receive initial comments and advice from SIG members
  • Discuss timing of future SIG conference calls
  • Summarize next steps

Meeting Documents

Public Meetings and Presentations

September 26-28 & October 4, 2011: CEQA NOP Public Scoping Meetings

September 26, 2011
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Del Norte County Board Chamber Building
981 H Street
Crescent City, CA

September 27, 2011
MLPA North Coast Study Region CEQA NOP Public Scoping Meeting
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Fortuna River Lodge
1800 Riverwalk Dr.
Fortuna, CA

September 28, 2011
MLPA North Coast Study Region CEQA NOP Public Scoping Meeting
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Dana Gray Elementary School
1197 Chestnut St.
Fort Bragg, CA

October 4, 2011
MLPA North Coast Study Region CEQA NOP Public Scoping Meeting
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Sacramento Department of Health Care Services and Department of Health Building
1500 Capital Ave.
Sacramento, CA

MLPA North Coast Study Region CEQA Notice of Preparation

July 6-8, 2010: Summer Public Open Houses

July 6, 2010
5:00-7:30 p.m.
C.V. Starr Community Center
300 South Lincoln Street
Fort Bragg, CA

July 7, 2010
8:00-10:00 a.m.
The Octagon/Beginnings
5 Cemetery Road
Briceland, CA

July 7, 2010
5:00-7:30 p.m.
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
921 Waterfront Drive, Room 211
Eureka, CA

July 8, 2010
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Redwood National and State Parks, South Operations Center
121200 Hwy. 101
Orick, CA

July 8, 2010
5:00-7:30 p.m.
Elk Valley Rancheria Community Center
2332 Howland Hill Road
Crescent City, CA

Open House Flyer

January 11-13, 2010: External MPA Array Support Workshops

Monday, January 11, 2010
CV Starr Community Center
300 S. Lincoln Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka, CA 95501

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Hampton Inn & Suites
100 A Street, Crescent City, CA 95531

Workshop Agenda


Workshop Objective

  • MLPA Initiative staff will conduct a series of in-person workshops in the north coast that are designed to support community groups developing draft external marine protected (MPA) arrays

Workshop Materials

October 27-29, 2009: North Coast Public Workshops II

October 27, 2009
4:30-8:30 p.m.
CV Starr Community Center
300 S. Lincoln Street, Fort Bragg

October 28, 2009
4:30-8:30 p.m.
Red Lion Inn
1929 Fourth Street, Eureka

October 29, 2009
4:30-8:30 p.m.
County of Del Norte Board Chambers
981 H Street, Crescent City

Workshop Agenda


Workshop Objectives

Members of the public are invited to:
  • Learn about the MLPA and the key components that inform the north coast marine protected area (MPA) planning process
  • Share information about your community and its connection to marine resources
  • Discuss ideas of how they can become involved in the process

Workshop Materials

September 29, 2009: MPA Planning Workshop

September 29, 2009
5:30-8:30 p.m.
via teleconference and online meeting

Workshop Agenda


Workshop Objectives

  • Provide an introduction to the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) and the MLPA Initiative
  • Review the marine protected area (MPA) planning process for the MLPA North Coast Study Region
  • Outline the components of an MPA proposal
  • Describe the science and feasibility guidelines for developing MPA proposals
  • Provide basic training in using MarineMap, the MLPA Initiative's online mapping tool

Workshop Materials

July 23, 2009: Data Outreach Meeting

Thursday, July 23, 2009
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
921 Waterfront Drive
Eureka, CA 95501

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Provide background information about the MLPA Initiative
  • Convey data needs of the MLPA Initiative
  • Coordinate data collection efforts and minimize duplication of effort
  • Maximize usefulness of data collection to MLPA North Coast Project

Meeting Documents