Sacramento, California - On June 10, 2014, the OPC will be hosting a public meeting to receive feedback on “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Areas Partnership Plan” prior to the meeting of the Council itself. Council action will occur only at the Ocean Protection Council meeting.

Workshop on “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Areas Partnership Plan” - 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Ocean Protection Council Meeting - 1:00 pm

OPC Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
1:00 pm

Natural Resources Agency Auditorium
1416 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
And via live webcast at http://www.opc.ca.gov/category/meetings/

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Chiang, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Fran Pavley, State Senator
Toni Atkins, State Assemblymember
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Michael Brown, Public Member

1. Welcome and Council Member Announcements
Secretary Laird, Council Chair

2. Report from the Executive Director
Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC

3. Report from the Science Advisor
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

ACTION ITEM

4. Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team. Consideration and possible selection of Barry Wayne McCovey, Jr. to the Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

5. Update on marine protected area (MPA) monitoring and a request for consideration and authorization to disburse up to $3,000,000 for long-term monitoring of the Central Coast MPA network
Clare Waldmann, Project Manager, OPC

6. Public Comment on non-agenda items

7. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment
August 27, 2014

NOTES
Agenda items may be re-ordered at the discretion of the council chair.

The meeting will be live web-casted and available at http://www.opc.ca.gov/category/meetings/

Please fill out a Request to Speak card to provide public comment on non-agenda items or on a specific agenda item. Comment on agenda items will be taken following each item.

Comments may be sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Written public comment must be received by 3pm on June 4, 2014 to be included in the materials provided to the council prior to the meeting. Materials received after that date will be distributed to the council at the beginning of the meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meeting.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Joanna Stone at (916) 653-0537 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Stone no later than five days prior to meeting.

Related Event on June 10, 2014

Workshop on “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Areas Partnership Plan”
9:30 am to 11:30 am (prior to the OPC meeting)
Natural Resources Agency Auditorium
, 1416 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

This meeting will be webcasted and will be available at http://www.opc.ca.gov/category/meetings/

The purpose of this workshop is for the public to interact in an informal manner with the state agency authors of the “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Areas Partnership Plan”. The Partnership Plan is an overarching guidance document developed under the leadership of Ocean Protection (OPC) in collaboration with several state agencies for a variety of entities to understand how they can participate in the stewardship of marine protected areas.

The plan is anticipated to be released for public comment the first week of June 2014 and will be made available on the OPC website: http://www.opc.ca.gov. It is anticipated that the Partnership Plan will be open for public comment for approximately 45 days.

Invited panelists:

  • Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC and Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, Natural Resources Agency
  • Becky Ota, Marine Habitat Conservation Program Manager, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Jay Chamberlin, Natural Resources Division Chief, California Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Liz Whiteman, Program Director, California Ocean Science Trust and Executive Director, Marine Protected Area Monitoring Enterprise
  • Calla Allison, Director of Community Partnerships, MPA Collaborative Implementation Project