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Fish and Game Commission Meetings

December 15-16, 2010

December 15-16, 2010
Hotel Mar Monte
1111 East Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, California

Meeting Agenda

October 20-21, 2010

October 20-21, 2010
Four Points by Sheraton
8110 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA

No Agenda Available

September 29, 2010

September 29, 2010
Lions Gate Hotel
3410 Westover Street
McClellan, CA

Agenda and Additional Information

April 7, 2010

April 7, 2010
Beach Resort Monterey
La Grande Room
2600 Sand Dunes Drive
Monterey, CA

Agenda and Additional Information

March 3, 2010

March 3, 2010
DoubleTree Hotel- Ontario Airport
DoubleTree Ball Room
222 N. Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA

Agenda and Additional Information

Blue Ribbon Task Force Meetings

December 9, 2009

December 9, 2009
Joint meeting with California Fish and Game Commission
Deliver south coast marine protected area recommendations
10:00 a.m.
Radisson Hotel at Los Angeles Airport
6225 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Meeting Agenda | Fish and Game Commission News Release

October 20-22 & November 10, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 9:00 am
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 9:00 am
Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center
701 West Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90831

and

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.
Sheraton Gateway Hotel Los Angeles
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive presentation of "Round 3" MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) marine protected area (MPA) proposals submitted for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Receive MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks), and MLPA staff analyses and evaluations of Round 3 SCRSG MPA proposals
  • Identify MPA proposals to forward to the California Fish and Game Commission, including a recommended preferred alternative
  • Identify any other recommendations to forward to the State of California
  • Receive updates on activities of the SAT, SCRSG and MLPA Statewide Interests Group
  • Receive updated MLPA Initiative 2008-2011 budget and potentially approve additional staffing and resource needs

Meeting Documents

  • Document A.1: Staff memo to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force regarding advice from the Office of the Attorney General about marine protected areas and the Marine Managed Areas Improvement Act (October 1, 2009)
  • Document B.1: Draft Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised October 6, 2009)
  • Document E.1: Overview of "Round 3" SCRSG MPA Proposals PPT
  • Document F.1: Draft Habitat Representation and Habitat Replication Evaluations of Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT
  • Document F.2: Habitat Representation, Habitat Replication, MPA Size and MPA Spacing Evaluations of Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals Summary for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Document G.1: MPA Size and Spacing Evaluations of the Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT
  • Document H.1: Spatial Bioeconomic Model Evaluations of Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals PPT
  • Document H.2: Bioeconomic Model Evaluation Results for Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised October 13, 2009)
  • Document I.1: Marine Birds and Marine Mammals Evaluations for Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT
  • Document I.2: Evaluation of Benefits to Marine Birds from Proposed MPAs in the South Coast Study Region (revised October 13, 2009)
  • Document I.3: Evaluation of Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed MPAs in the South Coast Study Region (revised October 14, 2009)
  • Document J.1: Summary of Potential Impacts of the Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries PPT
  • Document J.2: Summary of potential impacts of the September 2009 SCRSG MPA proposals (Round 3) and Channel Islands MPAs on commercial & recreational fisheries in the South Coast Study Region (revised October 13, 2009)
  • Document K.1: SAT Evaluation of Sediment and Water Quality of Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals PPT
  • Document K.2: Summary of SAT Evaluation of Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals for Water and Sediment Quality (revised October 7, 2009)
  • Document L.1: California Department of Fish and Game Feasibility Analysis of Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals for the South Coast Study Region PPT
  • Document L.2: California Department of Fish and Game Overview of Feasibility Analysis of Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals for the South Coast Study Region
  • Document M.1: California Department of Parks and Recreation Analysis of Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals PPT
  • Document M.2: California Department of Parks and Recreation Analysis of Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals
  • Document N.1: MLPA Goal 3 Evaluation of Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals PPT
  • Document N.2: Evaluation of Existing MPAs and Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals Relative to MLPA Goal 3 for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (September 30, 2009)
  • Document O.1: Overview of the Stakeholder Group Process to Develop "Round 3" MPA Proposals PPT
  • Document P.2: Round 3 Comparison of Existing MPAs (Proposal 0), and Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals by Designation Type and Level of Protection
  • Document P.3: SCRSG MPA Proposal 1: Overview Map, Narrative Rationale, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs (including consideration of existing MPAs), and Supplemental Materials
  • Document P.4: SCRSG MPA Proposal 2: Overview Map, Narrative Rationale, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs (including consideration of existing MPAs), and Supplemental Materials
  • Document P.5: SCRSG MPA Proposal 3: Overview Map, Narrative Rationale, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs (including consideration of existing MPAs), and Supplemental Materials
  • Document P.6: MPA Proposal 0: Overview Map, Staff Summary, and Description of MPAs
  • Document P.7: Side-by-Side Maps and Regulations for SCRSG MPA proposals 1, 2 and 3 and MPA Proposal 0 (existing MPAs)
  • Document R.2: Ecological Assessment of MPA Options under Consideration by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force PPT
  • Document R.3: Summary of Potential Impacts of the BRTF MPA Options on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries PPT
  • Document R.4: Condensed summary of potential impacts of BRTF options (October 22, 2009) on commercial and recreational fisheries in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised November 10, 2009)
  • Document R.6: Suggested Updates to Attribute Information for MPA Options under Consideration by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (revised November 9, 2009)
  • Document V.1: MLPA Initiative Phase 3 Funding Description July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011

July 28-29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 8:00 a.m.
Sheraton Delfina
530 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90403

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive presentation of draft marine protected area (MPA) proposals developed by work groups of the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) and revised MPA proposals developed external to the SCRSG process
  • Receive MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and staff MLPA Goal 3 evaluations of draft and revised MPA proposals
  • Potentially provide guidance to SCRSG members regarding the development of Round 3 SCRSG MPA proposals
  • Receive updates on the work of the SAT, SCRSG, and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  • Receive and potentially approve the revised 2008-2011 MLPA Initiative budget

Meeting Documents

  • Document A.1: Recommendations for Evaluating Water and Sediment Quality Along the Palos Verdes Shelf - Supplemental Guidance to the Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and MPAs (Adopted June 18, 2009)
  • Document D.1: Summary of Comments from the South Coast Summer Public Open Houses
  • Document D.2: Public Comments on Draft MPA Proposals Received from Public Open Houses
  • Document F.1: Overview of the Stakeholder Group Process PPT
  • Document G.1: Overview of Round 2 Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals and Revised External MPA Proposals PPT
  • Document G.2: Round 2 Comparison of Existing MPAs (Proposal 0), Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals, and Revised External MPA Proposals by Designation Type and Level of Protection
  • Document G.3: Side-by-Side Maps and Regulations
  • Document G.4: Draft MPA Proposal Topaz: Overview Map, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs
  • Document G.5: Draft MPA Proposal Opal: Overview Map, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs
  • Document G.6: Draft MPA Proposal Lapis 1: Overview Map, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs
  • Document G.7: Draft MPA Proposal Lapis 2: Overview Map, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs
  • Document G.8: Revised External MPA Proposal A : Overview Map, Narrative Description, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs
  • Document G.9: Revised External MPA Proposal B : Overview Map, Narrative Description, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, and Consideration of Existing MPAs
  • Document H.1: Draft Habitat Representation and Habitat Replication Evaluations of Round 2 MPA Proposals for the South Coast Study Region PPT
  • Document H.2: MPA Size and Spacing Evaluations of the Round 2 Draft MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT
  • Document H.3: Spatial Bioeconomic Model Evaluations of Round 2 MPA Proposals PPT
  • Document H.4: Marine Birds and Marine Mammals Evaluations for Round 2 MPA Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT
  • Document H.5: Summary of Potential Impacts of the May 2009 (Round 2) MPA Proposals on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries PPT
  • Document H.6: Summary of potential impacts of the May 2009 MPA proposals (Round 2) and the Channel Islands MPAs on commercial and recreational fisheries in the South Coast Study Region (June 29, 2009)
  • Document H.7: SAT Evaluation of Round 2 Draft MPA Proposals and Revised External Proposals: Water and Sediment Quality PPT
  • Document I.1: MLPA Goal 3 Evaluation of Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals and Revised External MPA Proposals PPT
  • Document I.2: Staff Memo Regarding the Evaluation of Existing MPAs, Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals, and Revised External MPA Proposals Relative to MLPA Goal 3 (July 13, 2009)
  • Document J.1: California Department of Fish and Game Overview of Feasibility Analysis of Draft MPA Arrays and Revised External MPA Proposals for the South Coast Study Region (July 15, 2009)
  • Document J.2: California Department of Fish and Game Feasibility Analysis of Draft MPA Arrays and Revised External MPA Proposals for the South Coast Study Region PPT
  • Document K.1: California Department of Parks and Recreation Analysis of Proposal 0, Draft MPA Arrays, and Revised External Proposals PPT
  • Document K.2: California Department of Parks and Recreation Analysis of Proposal 0, Draft MPA Arrays, and Revised External Proposals PPT (July 28, 2009)
  • Document L.1: Key Geographies and Issues for Round 2 MPA Proposals PPT
  • Document M.1: Staff Recommendations Regarding Round 3 Development of SCRSG MPA Proposals (July 27, 2009)
  • Document N.1: Phase 3 Funding Description July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011
  • Document N.2: Contractors to the MLPA Initiative and Scopes of Work (Updated July 24, 2009)

June 4, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009
9:30 a.m.
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive and discuss staff recommendations regarding the efforts of the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) to develop draft marine protected area (MPA) proposals and potentially provide guidance regarding Round 2 evaluations of draft MPA proposals and the development of SCRSG MPA proposals in Round 3
  • Receive a panel presentation regarding the Marine Life Protection Act and fisheries management
  • Receive and discuss an MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) proposed water quality evaluation method and potentially approve the SAT proposed method for evaluating marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  • Receive and discuss report regarding the status of federal and state coordination recommendations and potentially provide guidance regarding next steps
  • Receive updates on the work of the SAT, SCRSG, and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  • Receive an update on the revised south coast regional profile
  • Receive 2008-2011 budget update

Meeting Documents

  • Document F.1: MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team Consideration of Fish Stocks and Fisheries in Science Guidelines and Evaluation of MPA Proposals (Revised May 18, 2009)
  • Document F.2: Consideration of Stock Status and Fisheries in Science Advice for MPA Design and Evaluation PPT- Handout
  • Document F.4: California Department of Fish and Game Memorandum Regarding Policy Guidance for Consideration of Fisheries Management in Implementation of the Marine Life Protection Act - Handout
  • Document G.1: SAT Draft Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised May 12, 2009)
  • Document G.2: Water Quality Evaluations Methods for South Coast Study Region (Revised May 1, 2009)
  • Document G.3: SAT Water Quality Evaluation for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT - Handout
  • Document H.1: Staff Memo Regarding Round 2 Draft Marine Protected Area Proposals for Evaluation (June 2, 2009) - Handout
  • Document I.1: Recommendations for Improved Coordination with Federal and State Agencies for MPA Management (Revised May 22, 2009)
  • Document J.1: Phase 3 Funding Description July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011 (Updated May 29, 2009) - Handout
  • Document K.1: Future Meetings Schedule for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised June 2, 2009) - Handout

May 18-19, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

via conference call and webinar

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive and discuss MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) presentations regarding the ecological contributions of military use areas and the impact of military activities
  • Potentially provide guidance to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) and SAT regarding how military use areas and pending military closures should be considered when developing and evaluating marine protected area (MPA) proposals

Meeting Documents

  • Document A.1: Draft Evaluation of Ecological Contributions of Pending Military Closures and Proposed MPAs at San Nicolas Island, Begg Rock and San Clemente Island (Revised May 16, 2009) - Handout
  • Document A.2: Draft SAT Evaluation of Ecological Contributions of Pending Military Closures PPT - Handout
  • Document A.3: Draft Potential Impacts of Military Activities in Military Use Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised May 16, 2009) - Handout
  • Document A.4: Draft SAT Analysis of Military Activities in the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT - Handout
  • Document B.1: Staff Recommendations Memo Regarding Military Use Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (May 17, 2009) - Handout

May 8, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009
12:00 p.m.
via teleconference call and webinar

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) presentation regarding the impact of military activities and potentially provide guidance to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) regarding how military use areas and pending military closures should be considered when developing marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  • Receive and discuss MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) proposed water quality evaluation methods and potentially provide guidance to the SCRSG regarding how to take into account water quality when developing marine protected area proposals
  • Receive updates on the work of the SAT, SCRSG, and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  • Receive update on the revised draft regional profile
  • Receive 2008-2011 budget update

April 15-16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 9:00 am
Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 8:30 am
Laguna Cliffs Marriott
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, California 92629

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive presentation regarding pending military closures and potentially provide guidance to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) regarding how such areas should be considered when developing marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  • Receive and discuss MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) water quality guidance document and potentially provide guidance to the SCRSG regarding the design of MPAs and how to take into account water quality when developing marine protected area proposals
  • Receive and discuss report regarding the status of federal and state coordination recommendations and potentially provide guidance to MLPA Initiative staff regarding next steps
  • Receive Draft MPA arrays developed by work groups of the SCRSG and draft MPA proposals developed external to the work group process
  • Receive SAT, California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and Goal 3 analyses of draft MPA arrays and proposals
  • Potentially provide guidance to SCRSG members regarding the development of draft MPA proposals and the SAT regarding evaluations of draft MPA proposals in Round Two
  • Receive updates on the work of the SAT, SCRSG, and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  • Receive update on the revised draft regional profile
  • Receive 2008-2011 budget update

Meeting Documents

  • Document D.1: Setting the Decision-Making Context for the South Coast Process PowerPoint
  • Document E.1: Proposal 0: Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Document E.2: Draft MPA Array Lapis A: Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Document E.3: Draft MPA Array Lapis B: Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Document E.4: Draft MPA Array Opal A: Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Document E.5: Draft MPA Array Opal B: Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Document E.6: Draft MPA Array Topaz A: Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Document E.7: Draft MPA Array Topaz B: Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Document E.8: Draft External MPA Proposal A: Staff Summary, Narrative Description, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Document E.9: Draft External MPA Proposal B: Staff Summary, Narrative Description, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Document E.10: Draft External MPA Proposal C: Staff Summary, Narrative Description, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Document E.12: Round 1 Comparison of Existing MPAs (Proposal 0), Draft South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group MPA Arrays, and Draft External MPA Proposals by Designation Type and Level of Protection (April 8, 2009)
  • Document E.13: Presentation of Proposal 0 and Draft MPA Arrays Developed by Work Groups of the Regional Stakeholder Group and Draft MPA Proposals Developed External to the Work Group Process PowerPoint
  • Document F.1: Habitat Representation, Habitat Replication, MPA Size and Spacing Evaluations of the Round 1 Draft MPA Arrays/Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PowerPoint
  • Document F.2: Marine Birds and Mammals Evaluation Results PowerPoint (updated April 28, 2009)
  • Document F.3: Commercial and Recreational Fishing Evaluation Results PowerPoint
  • Document F.4: Spacial Bioeconomic Model Evaluations of Round 1 Draft MPA Arrays/Proposals PowerPoint
  • Document G.1: Goal 3 Analysis of Proposal 0, Draft MPA Arrays and Draft External Proposals PowerPoint
  • Document H.1: California Department of Fish and Game Feasibility Analysis of Proposal 0, Draft MPA Arrays and Draft External Proposals PowerPoint
  • Document J.1: FIC/FIN BRTF MLPA Presentation
  • Document J.2: United Anglers of Southern California Presentation
  • Document L.3: David Nawi Memorandum Regarding Legal Analysis of State Authority Regarding Marine Protected Areas in Military Use Areas (April 8, 2009)
  • Document L.4: SAT Draft Analysis of Military Use Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (April 13, 2009 Draft) - Handout
  • Document M.1: Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Approved February 24, 2009)
  • Document N.1: Recommendations for Improved Coordination with Federal and State Agencies for MPA Management
  • Document Q.1: Phase 3 Funding Description July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011 (Updated April 3, 2009)
  • Document R.1: Future Meetings Scheduled for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised April 2, 2009)

February 26, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009
9:00 a.m.
Hotel Mar Monte
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive presentations regarding military use areas from the U.S. Department of Defense and MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team and potentially provide guidance to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) regarding how such areas should be considered when developing marine protected area proposals
  • Receive and discuss report regarding the status of federal and state coordination recommendations
  • Receive and potentially approve regional goals and objectives and design and implementation considerations as adopted by the SCRSG
  • Receive updates on the work of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), SCRSG, and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  • Receive update on the revised draft regional profile
  • Receive updated report on contractors to the MLPA Initiative and their scopes of work
  • Receive 2008-2011 budget update

Meeting Documents

  • Document B.1: Law Enforcement Division's guidance on catch and release fishing in MPAs
  • Document B.2: Department of Fish and Game guidance on bag limits and size limits in MPAs
  • Document C.1: Military Use Areas and Pending Military Closures – Policy Background PPT - Handout
  • Document C.2: San Clemente Island and San Nicholas Island Naval Restricted Areas DOD Presentation - Handout
  • Document C.3: Military Use Areas SAT Presentation - Handout
  • Document C.4: Military Use Areas and Pending Military Closures – Key Guidance PPT - Handout
  • Document C.5: Draft Analysis of Military Use Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Document D.1: Update on recommendations for coordinating management of marine protected areas (MPAs) with federal agencies
  • Document E.1: Suggestions for effective public comment
  • Document G.1: Revised Draft Regional Goals and Objectives and Design and Implementation Considerations as Adopted by the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (Adopted January 14, 2009)
  • Document H.1: Statewide Interest Group Members (February 11, 2009)
  • Document J.1: California MLPA Initiative Phase 3 Funding Description (Private Funds Only) July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011 – Handout Placeholder
  • Document K.1: Contractors to the MLPA Initiative and Scopes of Work
  • Document L.1: Schedule of Future Meetings for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised February 19, 2009)

January 22, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009
10:00 a.m. via teleconference and online meeting

For onsite teleconference and webinar access:

Resources Building
1416 Ninth Street, Room 1206
Sacramento, CA 95814
California Department of Fish and Game
4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite C
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
 

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive science presentations regarding (1) oceanographic features, (2) water quality and (3) marine birds and mammals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Receive and discuss report regarding implementing lessons learned recommendations
  • Discuss effort to develop federal and state coordination recommendations
  • Receive and discuss list of MLPA Initiative contractors and their scopes of work
  • Discuss and potentially approve staff recommendation regarding military operations
  • Receive update on the revised draft regional profile
  • Receive updates on the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG), and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  • Receive 2008-2010 budget update

Meeting Documents

  • Document A.1 - Oceanographic Features in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Document B.1 - Water Quality in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Document C.1 - Marine Birds and Mammals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Document D.1 - Status of Efforts to Implement Lessons Learned Recommendations from the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  • Document M.1 - California MLPA Initiative Phase 3 Funding Description (Private Funds Only) July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011 (updated January 12, 2009)

December 10, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
1:30 p.m.
Clarion Hotel Mansion Inn
700 - 16th Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive science presentations regarding (1) marine habitats and ecosystems and (2) fish adult movement and larval dispersal
  • Receive and discuss report regarding implementing lessons learned recommendations
  • Receive, discuss and potentially approve summary document of previous policy guidance
  • Receive and discuss staff recommendation regarding military operations
  • Receive update on the revised draft regional profile
  • Receive updates on the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group, and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  • Receive 2008-2009 budget update
  • Receive, discuss and potentially approve staff recommendation regarding marine protected area proposals submitted outside the regional stakeholder group process

Meeting Documents

  • Document B.1: Summary of MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Policy Guidance to the Central Coast and North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Groups (November 30, 2008)
  • Document C.1: Staff memo and map of existing military use areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Document E.1: MLPA I-Team memo regarding science questions from the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group to the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (revised November 14, 2008)
  • Document F.1: Updated list of MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group members and contact information
  • Document G.1: Request for nominations to the MLPA Statewide Interests Group
  • Document H.1: First Draft of Section 9 (Subregional Summaries) for the Regional Profile of the MLPA South Coast Study Region (November 14, 2008 draft)
  • Document I.1: MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Operating Procedures (adopted November 4, 2008)
  • Document J.1: Calendar of 2009 meetings for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (adopted November 4, 2008)
  • Document K.1: Staff memo regarding proposed process for submission and consideration of MPA proposals submitted external to the SCRSG process
  • Document L.1: Third Phase I-Team (staff and contractors), revised December 9, 2008
  • Document M.1: MLPA Initiative Phase 3 Budget (Private Funds Only) July 1, 2008 – December 31, 2011
  • Document N.1: Report on the MLPA Initiative as Required in the July 2008 Memorandum of Understanding Amendment and Extension (November 25, 2008)
  • Document O.1: PowerPoint presentation: Marine Habitats and Ecosystems (Dr. Larry Allen, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  • Document P.1: PowerPoint presentation: Fish Adult Movement and Larval Dispersal: Science to inform marine protected area design (Dr. Mark Carr, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)

November 4, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
8:30 a.m. for field trip
2:00 p.m. for meeting
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive presentation regarding the science of marine protected areas
  • Receive final lessons learned report for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region and recommendations for the south coast
  • Receive update on review of policy issues for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Receive update on comments received regarding the draft regional profile
  • Potentially approve methods for stakeholder strategy at both the statewide and regional levels
  • Potentially adopt a schedule of meetings for February through December 2009 to achieve the charge from Secretary Mike Chrisman
  • Receive updates on the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group, and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  • Receive 2008-2009 budget update
  • Receive an update on the California Fish and Game Commission regulatory process for the MLPA North Central Coast Project
  • Receive an update on implementation of the central coast marine protected areas

Meeting Documents

Attachments

  1. Draft revised strategy for stakeholder and public participation (with proposed changes tracked)
  2. News release announcing appointments to the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  3. News release announcing appointments to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  4. Charter for the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  5. Draft Regional Profile for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Point Conception to the California/Mexico border) (September 15, 2008 draft)
  6. Adopted operating procedures for the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
  7. Adopted reimbursement rate guidelines for MLPA Initiative activities
  8. Adopted MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force policy on transparency

Handouts

  1. Report on Lessons Learned from the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative: North Central Coast Study Region (October 31, 2008; Harty Conflict Consulting & Mediation)
  2. Summary of MLPA public outreach and education efforts and activities for September and October 2008, including MLPA Initiative South Coast News and translated materials
  3. Proposed schedule of meetings for February-December 2009 in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  4. MLPA Initiative budget update for 2008-09

September 8, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Four Points by Sheraton
8110 Aero Drive
San Diego, California 92123

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive charge from Secretary for Resources Mike Chrisman and amendment to the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the third phase of the MLPA Initiative
  • Receive presentation of draft lessons learned report for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region and recommendations for the south coast
  • Receive an introduction to the MLPA South Coast Study Region (SCSR), including existing marine protected areas (MPAs) and the draft regional profile
  • Receive updates on the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group and MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT)
  • Discuss the MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG) and potentially approve formation of the SIG for the south coast
  • Review policy direction provided in previous study regions and discuss applicability to the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Review methods for stakeholder involvement at both the statewide and regional levels
  • Adopt a schedule of meetings to achieve the charge from Secretary Mike Chrisman
  • Receive a briefing on the staffing and resource needs of the MLPA Initiative
  • Review the 2007-2008 MLPA Initiative budget and potentially adopt a 2008-2009 budget
  • Review and adopt task force operating procedures and policies
  • Receive an update on the California Fish and Game Commission regulatory process for the MLPA North Central Coast Project

Meeting Documents

  1. MLPA Initiative Second Phase MOU (2007-2008) and MLPA Initiative Third Phase Amendment (2008-2010)
  2. Charter of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
  3. Marine Life Protection Act
  4. Marine Managed Areas Improvement Act
  5. Materials from the MLPA South Coast Study Region workshops and open houses
  6. Existing marine protected areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  7. Table of contents for the draft regional profile for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  8. Request for nominations to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  9. List of nominees for the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  10. Charter of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  11. List of initial science questions being addressed by the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  12. Charter of the MLPA Statewide Interests Group for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  13. Policy memo from the MLPA Central Coast Study Region regarding socioeconomic considerations
  14. Policy memo from the MLPA Central Coast Study Region regarding qualitative standards
  15. Policy memo from the MLPA North Central Coast regarding fisheries management and the MLPA
  16. Policy memo from the MLPA North Central Coast regarding existing fishing regulations and statutes
  17. Summary of task force guidance for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region regarding SAT evaluations, science guidelines, cross-interest support, salmon trolling, the number of MPA proposals, California Department of Fish and Game feasibility guidelines, and special closures
  18. Draft revised strategy for stakeholder and public participation (in both tracked changes and clean versions)
  19. Roster for the MLPA I-Team (consisting of task force staff, contractors, California Department of Fish and Game staff, and California Department of Parks and Recreation staff)
  20. Draft operating procedures for the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
  21. Draft MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force policy on transparency
  22. Draft reimbursement rate guidelines for MLPA Initiative activities
  23. Phase 2 Funding Description (private funds only), July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2009

Master Plan Science Advisory Team Meetings

November 9, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009
9:00 a.m.
via teleconference and online webinar

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Potentially approve the methods used to evaluate marine protected area (MPA) proposals in the south coast study region
  • Potentially approve the document describing the historical record of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve the scientific assessment of options being considered by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force

October 30, 2009

Friday, 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

October 6, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
9:30 a.m.
Radisson Hotel at Los Angeles Airport
6225 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Review and potentially adopt SAT marine protected area (MPA) evaluation methods for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve newly proposed levels of protection (LOPs)
  • Review and potentially adopt SAT evaluations of the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) final MPA proposals
  • Thank members of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team for the MLPA South Coast Study Region for their service to the people of California

Meeting Documents

  • Document A.1: External data submitted to the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (Updated September 17, 2009)
  • Document B.1: Draft Recommendations for Evaluating Water and Sediment Quality Along the Palos Verdes Shelf (Revised August 31, 2009)
  • Document C.1: Evaluation Methods for the MLPA South Coast Study Region: Updates to Chapter 3 - Protection Levels (Draft revised September 25, 2009)
  • Document D.1: Draft SAT Response to Science Question Received at the August 3, 2009 Meeting of the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group- revised September 3, 2009
  • Document E.1: Updates to Chapters 4-5 on Habitat Representation and Habitat Replication (Revised September 25, 2009)
  • Document E.2: Updates to Chapter 8 and Appendix B - Bioeconomic Models (Revised September 25, 2009)
  • Document F.1: Description of Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs) and Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals, with Draft Levels of Protection (revised September 22, 2009)
  • Document F.2: Overview Maps of Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs) and Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals (September 29, 2009)
  • Document F.3: Overview of Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals PPT
  • Document G.1: Draft Habitat Evaluations of the Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT
  • Document H.1: Draft Size and Spacing Evaluations of the Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT
  • Document I.1: Draft Evaluation of Benefits to Marine Mammals from Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals (revised September 30, 2009)
  • Document I.2: Draft Evaluation of Benefits to Marine Birds from SCRSG MPA Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region - October 5, 2009
  • Document I.3: Marine Birds and Mammals Evaluation of SCRSG MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT
  • Document J.1: Draft Bioeconomic Model Evaluation Results for the Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals PPT
  • Document J.2: Round 3 Bioeconomic Model Evaluation Results for SCRSG MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Document K.1: Draft Potential Commercial and Recreational Fishing Evaluation Results for Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals PPT
  • Document K.2: Draft Potential Commercial and Recreational Fishing Evaluation Results Summary (October 2, 2009)
  • Document L.1: Draft Summary of SAT Evaluation of Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals: Water and Sediment Quality (Draft revised September 28, 2009)
  • Document L.2: Draft Water Quality Evaluations of Round 3 SCRSG MPA Proposals PPT

June 18, 2009

Thursday, June 18 , 2009
9:30 a.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel North
9801 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90054

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Review, discuss and potentially approve text associated with the levels of protection approved at the April 1, 2009 SAT meeting and newly proposed level of protection (LOP)
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve SAT evaluations of MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) draft marine protected area (MPA) proposals and revised external MPA proposals
  • Review and potentially approve additions to the water quality guidance document

Meeting Documents

  • Document A.1: Actions of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Taken on May 19, 2009 (May 19, 2009)
  • Document C.1: Draft Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised June 16, 2009)
  • Document D.1: External Data Submitted to the Master Plan Science Advisory Team (Updated June 16, 2009)
  • Document E.1: Draft Supporting Text for Levels of Protection Approved on April 1, 2009 (revised June 16, 2009)
  • Document E.2: Proposed Level of Protection for Ghost Shrimp in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (June 16, 2009)
  • Document F.1: Overview of Round 2 Draft MPA Proposals and Revised External Proposals - PPT
  • Document F.2: Overview Maps of the Existing, External and SCRSG MPA Proposals (revised May 28, 2009)
  • Document F.3: Description of Existing, External, and SCRSG MPA Proposals with Draft Levels of Protection (revised June 10, 2009)
  • Document G.1: Draft Summary of Habitat and Size and Spacing Evaluations of the Round 2 MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (June 17, 2009)
  • Document G.2: Draft Habitat Evaluations of the Round 2 MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT
  • Document H.1: Draft Size and Spacing Evaluations of the Round 2 MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT - Placeholder
  • Document I.1: Marine Birds and Mammals Evaluation for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT-June 16, 2009
  • Document I.2: Draft Evaluation of Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed MPAs in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (June 17, 2009)
  • Document I.3: Draft Evaluation of Benefits to Marine Birds from Proposed MPAs and Special Closures in the South Coast Study Region (June 12, 2009)
  • Document J.1 | Revised Version (July 28, 2009): Draft Bioeconomic Models Evaluation Results PPT
  • Document J.2 | Revised Version (July 23, 2009): Draft Round 2 Bioeconomic Models Evaluation Results (June 18, 2009)
  • Document K.1 Draft Commercial and Recreational Fishing Evaluation Results PPT
  • Document K.2: | Corrected Version: Draft Commercial and Recreational Fishing Evaluation Results
  • Document K.3: | Corrected Version: Summary of Potential Impacts of the Channel Islands MPAs on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries in the South Coast Study Region (June 17, 2009 draft)
  • Document L.1 | Revised Version (July 13, 2009): Draft Summary of Water and Sediment Quality Evaluation of Round 2 MPA Proposals
  • Document L.2 | Revised Version (July 28, 2009): Draft Water Quality Evaluation of Round 2 MPA Proposals PPT
  • Document M.1: Draft Recommendations for Evaluating Water and Sediment Quality Along the Palos Verdes Shelf – Supplemental Guidance to Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and MPAs (June 16, 2009)
  • Document M.2: Evaluating Water Quality Along the Palos Verdes Shelf PPT

May 15, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009
2:30 p.m.
via teleconference and online meeting

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Discuss and potentially approve the draft evaluation of ecological contributions of pending military closures and proposed MPAs at San Nicolas Island, Begg Rock and San Clemente Island
  • Discuss and potentially approve the draft MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) analysis of military activities

Meeting Documents

  • Document A.1: Draft Evaluation of Ecological Contributions of Pending Military Closures and Proposed MPAs at San Nicolas Island, Begg Rock and San Clemente Island (Revised May 14, 2009)
  • Document A.2: Draft Evaluation of Ecological Contributions of Pending Military Closures PPT
  • Document B.1: Draft Analysis of Military Activities in the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT
  • Document B.2: Draft Analysis of Potential Impacts of Military Activities in Military Use Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised May 14, 2009)

May 5, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
9:30 a.m.
via teleconference and online meeting

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive briefing on requests made at the April 15-16, 2009 Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) meeting
  • Discuss and potentially approve the revised marine birds evaluation methods
  • Discuss and potentially approve the revised water quality evaluation methods and guidance
  • Discuss and potentially approve the approach for addressing habitat data gaps
  • Discuss and potentially approve the wetlands restoration activities and artificial reef background information documents
  • Discuss and potentially approve the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) analysis of military activities
  • Discuss and potentially approve the draft response to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force's request for a description of the SAT's use of fisheries information
  • Discuss and potentially approve the proposed concepts for designing MPA networks for adaptive management document

Meeting Documents

  • Document A.1: Draft Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (April 23, 2009 Draft)
  • Document A.2: Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised April 30, 2009)
  • Document C.1: Evaluation Methods Chapter 9 - Protection of Marine Birds and Mammals (Revised April 27, 2009)
  • Document C.2: Marine Birds and Mammals Evaluation Update PPT - Handout
  • Document D.1: Update on Habitat Data for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT - Handout
  • Document E.1: Evaluation Methods Chapter 10 - Water and Sediment Quality (Revised May 1, 2009)
  • Document E.2: Water Quality Evaluations of the External MPA Proposals and the RSG MPA Arrays PPT – Handout
  • Document G.1: Update on Levels of Protection for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT
  • Document H.1: Draft Background Information on Wetland Restoration Activities in the South Coast Study Region (Revised April 28, 2009)
  • Document H.2: Draft Guidance on Wetlands and Eelgrass Restoration PPT - Handout
  • Document I.1: Draft Background Information on Artificial Structures in the South Coast Study Region (Revised May 5, 2009)
  • Document I.2: Information on Artificial Structures in the South Coast Study Region PPT - Handout
  • Document J.1: Draft Approach for an Analysis of Military Activities PPT
  • Document J.2: Draft Analysis of Military Use Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT - Handout
  • Document K.1: Consideration of Stock Status and Fisheries in Science Guidance and Evaluation of MPA Proposals (May 4, 2009)
  • Document L.1: Suggestions for Modifying the SAT Spacing Analysis PPT
  • Document M.1: Proposed Concepts for Designing MPA Networks for Adaptive Management (Revised April 28, 2009)

April 1 & 6, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
9:30 a.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel North
9801 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90254

Monday, April 6, 2009
1:30 p.m.
via teleconference and online meeting (webinar)

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Discuss and potentially approve the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) response to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) request regarding U.S. Department of Defense "military use areas"
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve level of protection designations
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve the SAT evaluations of MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) draft MPA arrays and draft external marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve the water quality evaluation methods for MPA proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Review and discuss draft document regarding beach manipulation activities in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Review and potentially approve SAT responses to questions from the MLPA SCRSG
  • Review and potentially approve commercial and recreational fishing chapter of the south coast evaluation methods document

Meeting Documents

  • Document A.1: Revised Bioeconomic Model Chapter of the Evaluation Methods Document (Revised March 18, 2009)
  • Document A.2: Commercial and Recreational Fishing Evaluation Methods Chapter (Revised March 26, 2009)
  • Document B.1: Draft Analysis of Military Use Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised March 27, 2009) – Handout
  • Document C.1: Summary of MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Interim Guidance with Regard to Military Use Areas and Pending Military Closures
  • Document C.2: Update on Military Use Areas and Pending Military Closures PPT – Handout: Slides | Handouts
  • Document C.3: Summary of Selected Military Activities Occurring at San Clemente and San Nicolas Islands (March 31, 2009; includes map) – Handout
  • Document D.1: Update to Levels of Protection as Approved at the February 24, 2009 SAT Meeting (Revised March 23, 2009)
  • Document E.1: Additional Levels of Protection Designations for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT – Handout: Slides | Handouts
  • Document E.2: Draft Level of Protection Decision Matrix for the MLPA South Coast Project (March 31, 2009 Draft) – Handout
  • Document F.1: Overview Maps of Existing MPAs, Draft SCRSG MPA Arrays and Draft External MPA Proposals
  • Document F.2: Descriptions of Existing MPAs, SCRSG Draft Arrays and Draft External Proposals with Draft Levels of Protection
  • Document G.1: Marine Birds Evaluation Results PPT
  • Document G.2: Marine Mammals Evaluation Results PPT: Slides | Handouts
  • Document H.1: Update on Habitat Data Layers Used in MPA Array/Proposal Evaluations PPT – Handout: Slides | Handouts
  • Document I.1: Draft Habitat Evaluations of the Round 1 Draft MPA Arrays/Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT – Handout: Slides | Handouts
  • Document J.1: Draft Size and Spacing Evaluations of the Round 1 Draft MPA Array/Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT – Handout: Slides | Handouts
  • Document K.1: Spacial Bioeconomic Model Evaluations of Round 1 Draft MPA Arrays/Proposals PPT
  • Document L.1: Commercial and Recreational Fishing Evaluation Results PPT: Slides | Handouts
  • Document M.1: Proposed Water Quality Evaluation Methods for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT: Slides | Handouts
  • Document M.2: Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region, Chapter 10–Water and Sediment Quality (Revised March 26, 2009)
  • Document M.3: Subregional Maps for Areas of Water Quality Concern and Opportunities (Revised February 27, 2009)
  • Document N.1: Concepts for Designing MPA Networks for Adaptive Management (Revised February 25, 2009)
  • Document O.1: Draft Background Information on Beach Manipulation Activities in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised March 20, 2009)
  • Document O.2: Beach Manipulation Activities in the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT - Handout: Slides | Handouts
  • Document P.1: Draft Background Information on Wetland Restoration Activities in the South Coast Study Region (Revised March 26, 2009)
  • Document Q.1: Science Questions Received at the January 13-14, 2009 Meeting of the SCRSG (Revised March 19, 2009)

February 24, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
9:30 a.m. via teleconference and online meeting
via teleconference and webinar

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Discuss and potentially approve the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) response to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) request regarding U.S. Department of Defense "military use areas"
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve marine protected area (MPA) design guidelines and evaluation methods for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve the list of species likely to benefit from MPAs
  • Review and potentially approve SAT responses to questions from the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG)

Meeting Documents

  • Document B.1 - Draft Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised February 9, 2009)
  • Document B.2 – Areas of Water Quality Concern and Opportunities Maps for Subregions 1, 2, 3 and 4 (revised February 13, 2009)
  • Document C.1 - Draft Protocol for Evaluating Incoming Data from Sources External to the Master Plan Science Advisory Team (revised February 17, 2009)
  • Document C.2 – California MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team Draft Form for the Submission of External Data (revised February 17, 2009)
  • Document D.1: Draft Analysis of Military Use Areas inthe MLPA South Coast Study Region – Handout
  • Document D.2: Draft Science Advisory Team Analysis of Military Use Areas in the South Coast PPT – Handout: Slides | Handouts
  • Document E.1: Draft Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised February 18, 2009)
  • Document G.1: Map of the Key and Unique Habitats in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (no revision date)
  • Document H.1: Single Large or Several Small (SLOSS) Habitat Areas PPT (originally presented January 27, 2009) – Handout Placeholder: Slides | Handouts
  • Document J.1: Overview of Fisheries Values and Uses Project PPT – Handout
  • Document K.1: Fleet Models for the Marine Life Protection Act PPT – Handout: Slides | Handouts
  • Document K.2: Draft Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region – Chapter 10, Bio-Economic Modeling (Revised February 23, 2009) – Handout
  • Document K.3: Draft Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region – Appendix 3, Summary of Life History Parameters Used in Bio-Economic Models and Their Sources (Revised February 23, 2009) – Handout
  • Document M.1: Draft Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region – Additions to Chapter 3, Protection Levels (Revised February 23, 2009 – Handout
  • Document M.2: Draft Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region – Additions to Chapter 3, Protection Levels (proposed concepts for designing an MPA network for adaptive management (February 23, 2009) - Handout
  • Document O.1: Draft Criteria for List of Species Likely to Benefit from Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised February 12, 2009)
  • Document O.2: Draft List of Species Likely to Benefit from MPAs (revised February 12, 2009)
  • Document P.1: Responses to Questions Received at the November 18-19, 2008 SCRSG Meeting (revised February 10, 2009)
  • Document P.2: Responses to Questions Received from the January 13-14, 2009 SCSRG Meeting (revised February 18, 2009)

January 23 & 27, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009
1:00 p.m.
via teleconference and webinar

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Review and potentially adopt marine protected area (MPA) evaluation methods for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Review preliminary responses to science questions from the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG)
  • Review list of species likely to benefit from MPAs
  • Designate SAT MPA Proposal Evaluation Work Group members

Meeting Documents

  • Document Update 1: SAT Meeting Summary December 17, 2008 - Handout
  • Document Update 2: SAT member comments on documents from the December 17, 2008 meeting - Handout
  • Document 1: SAT MPA Proposal Evaluation Work Team
  • Document A-1: Key and Unique Habitats in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised January 20, 2009)
  • Document A-3: Habitat Representation Evaluation Methods
  • Document B-2: Habitat Replication Evaluation Methods
  • Document D-1: Bio-Economic Modeling
  • Document D-2: Power Point Slides: Modeling Evaluation Update - Slides | Handouts
  • Document E-1: Draft Levels of Protection for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Document F-1: Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for Marine Birds and Mammals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Document G-1: Draft Responses to Questions Received at the November 18-19, 2008 South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Meeting
  • Document H-1: Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Draft), Section 7.0 – Size (Draft revised January 5, 2009)
  • Document I-1: Methods Used to Evaluate Draft Marine Protected Area Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Draft), Section 8.0 – Spacing (Draft revised January 15, 2009)
  • Document I-2: Marine Protected Area Spacing Guidelines and Evaluation - Slides | Handouts
  • Document J-1: Spatial Bioeconomic Models for Evaluating Marine Protected Area Proposals PowerPoint Presentation - Slides | Handouts
  • Document L-1: Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and Marine Protected Areas in the South Coast Study Region - Map 1 | Map 2 | Map 3 | Map 4
  • Document N-1: Draft list of species likely to benefit from MPAs in the South Coast Study Region
  • Document P-1: Questions Received at the January 13-14, 2009 South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Meeting

December 17, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008
9:30 a.m. (until approximately 5:30 p.m.)
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Review and potentially adopt marine protected area (MPA) evaluation methods for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Review and discuss habitat quality guidance
  • Review and potentially adopt revisions to criteria for the list of species likely to benefit from MPAs for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Assign work groups to address science questions from the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG)
  • Review and provide feedback on proposed science presentations to the SCRSG and MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force

Meeting Documents

  • Document A-1: Meetings Schedule for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised December 11, 2008)
  • Document II-1: Draft Summary of Methods Used to Evaluate MPA Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised December 12, 2008)
  • Document D-1: Key and Unique Habitats in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised December 8, 2008)
  • Document D-2: Map: Divisions between biogeographically relevant bioregions of the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised
  • Document E-1: PowerPoint presentation: Modeling Larval Connectivity for the Southern California Bight
  • Document G-1: Draft Levels of Protection for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised December 16, 2008)
  • Document H-1: PowerPoint presentation: Spatial bioeconomic models for MPA network design
  • Document I-1: Summary of Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for Marine Birds and Mammals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised December 9, 2008)
  • Document J-1: Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised December 11, 2008)
  • Document K-1: Draft Background Information Regarding Beach Manipulation Activities in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised December 16, 2008)
  • Document M-1: Draft Criteria for List of Species Likely to Benefit from Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised December 6, 2008)
  • Document N-1: Questions Received at the November 18-19, 2008 MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Meeting (revised December 10, 2008)
  • Document O-1: Draft PowerPoint presentation: Southern California Oceanography, MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Document P-1: Draft PowerPoint Presentation: Marine Birds and Marine Mammals of the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Document Q-1: Draft PowerPoint presentation: Water Quality in the MLPA South Coast Study Region

November 12, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Discuss the California Fish and Game Commission request regarding the northern Channel Islands
  • Discuss application of size and spacing guidelines to the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Discuss and potentially adopt bioregions for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Discuss and potentially adopt the list of key and unique habitats in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Discuss restored habitats, habitat alterations, and artificial structures
  • Review and begin developing the criteria and methods used in determining levels of protection for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Review, discuss and potentially adopt criteria used to develop the species likely to benefit list for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Review and provide feedback on proposed presentations to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group

Meeting Documents

Attachments Handouts

September 15, 2008

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

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


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

September 10, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008
11:00 a.m.
via teleconference

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Welcome new MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) members
  • Receive an introduction to the MLPA Initiative process and players
  • Receive an introduction to open meeting requirements and how they apply to the SAT
  • Review SAT charter, operating guidelines and meeting timeline
  • Receive briefing on the science guidance adopted in the California Marine Life Protection Act Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas
  • Receive briefing on the marine protected area (MPA) evaluation methods developed in the central coast and north central coast processes of the MLPA Initiative

Meeting Documents

South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Meetings

October 14, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
8:00 a.m.
via teleconference

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objective

Provide a briefing to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group and the MLPA Statewide Interests Group on advice provided to the California Natural Resources Agency from the California Attorney General’s office and how that advice is being addressed in the MLPA South Coast Study Region

September 9-10, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
8:00 a.m.
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles
6101 W. Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Provide an opportunity for the SCRSG to review and discuss the near final draft MPA proposals
  • 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)
  • Discuss next steps for presenting the final round of MPA proposals to the BRTF

Meeting Documents

  • Document B.1: Draft SAT Response to Science Question Received at the August 3, 2009 Meeting of the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (draft revised September 3, 2009)
  • Document D.1: Key Outcomes Memorandum from the August 3, 2009 SCRSG Meeting
  • Document E.1: Guidelines for Providing Public Comment to the Marine Life Protection Act South Coast Project (revised September 4, 2009)
  • Document F.1: Guidance for Completing Round 3 MPA Proposals PPT

August 3, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009
9:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn
850 Palomar Airport Road
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive and discuss MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Parks and Recreation, staff goal 3 evaluations and MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force review of Round 2 marine protected area (MPA) proposals.
  • Receive presentation on key themes and suggestions from MLPA South Coast Open Houses
  • Discuss key geographies and Round 2 evaluation results across draft and revised MPA proposals to inform Round 3 MPA proposal development
  • Receive direction on moving forward with Round 3 MPA proposals and work group process

Meeting Documents

  • Document C.1: Summary of Key Themes from Public Comments Received at Open Houses for the South Coast Project through July 20, 2009 (July 29, 2009) – Handout
  • Document C.2: Public Comments Received at South Coast Public Open Houses through July 20, 2009 (distributed electronically)
  • Document D.1: Key Outcomes Memorandum from May 21, 2009 SCRSG Meeting (June 2, 2009)
  • Document E.1: Staff Memo Regarding Process Guidelines for Developing Round 3 Marine Protected Area Proposals (July 31, 2009) - Handout
  • Document F.1: Overview of Round 2 Draft and Revised MPA Proposals PPT (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover for the July 28-29, 2009 BRTF meeting)
  • Document F.2: Round 2 Comparison of Existing MPAs (Proposal 0), Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals, and Revised External MPA Proposals by Designation Type and Level of Protection (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document F.3: Side by side maps and regulations (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover for the July 28-29, 2009 BRTF meeting)
  • Document F.4: Draft MPA Proposal Topaz: Overview Map, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover for the July 28-29, 2009 BRTF meeting)
  • Document F.5: Draft MPA Proposal Opal: Overview Map, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover for the July 28-29, 2009 BRTF meeting)
  • Document F.6: Draft MPA Proposal Lapis 1: Overview Map, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover for the July 28-29, 2009 BRTF meeting)
  • Document F.7: Draft MPA Proposal Lapis 2: Overview Map, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover for the July 28-29, 2009 BRTF meeting)
  • Document F.8: Revised External MPA Proposal A : Overview Map, Staff Summary, Narrative Description, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document F.9: Revised External MPA Proposal B : Overview Map, Staff Summary, Narrative Description, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document F.10: Draft MPA Proposal Lapis 1: Habitat Calculations (June 10, 2009)
  • Document F.11: Draft MPA Proposal Lapis 2: Habitat Calculations (June 10, 2009)
  • Document F.12: Draft MPA Proposal Opal: Habitat Calculations (June 10, 2009)
  • Document F.13: Draft MPA Proposal Topaz: Habitat Calculations (June 10, 2009)
  • Document F.14: Existing MPA Proposal 0: Habitat Calculations (June 16, 2009)
  • Document F.15: Revised External MPA Proposal A: Habitat Calculations (June 10, 2009)
  • Document F.16: Revised External MPA Proposal B: Habitat Calculations (June 10, 2009)
  • Document G.1: Key Aspects of Round 2 Marine Protected Area Proposals for Consideration in Round 3 PPT - Handout Placeholder
  • Document H.1: Summary of SAT Evaluations of Proposal 0, Draft MPA Proposals and Revised External MPA Proposals PPT- Handout
  • Document H.2: Habitat Representation and Habitat Replication Evaluations of Round 2 MPA Proposals for the South Coast Study Region PPT (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document H.3: Habitat Representation and Replication and MPA Size and Spacing (Revised July 22, 2009)
  • Document H.4: MPA Size and Spacing Evaluation Results of the Round 2 Draft MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document H.5: Spatial Bioeconomic Model Evaluations of Round 2 MPA Proposals PPT (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document H.6: Bioeconomic Model Evaluations of Second Round Marine Protected Area Proposals for South Coast Study Region- Revised July 13, 2009
  • Document H.7: Marine Birds and Marine Mammals Evaluations for Round 2 MPA Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document H.8: Evaluation of Benefits to Marine Birds from Proposed MPAs and Special Closures in the South Coast Study Region (Revised June 12, 2009)
  • Document H.9: Evaluation of Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed MPAs in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised June 17, 2009)
  • Document H.10: Summary of Potential Impacts of the May 2009 (Round 2) South Coast MPA Proposals on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries PPT (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document H.11: Summary of Potential Impacts of Round 2 MPA Proposals on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries and in the Channel Islands in the South Coast Study Region (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document H.12: SAT Evaluation of Round 2 Draft and Revised MPA Proposals: Water and Sediment Quality PPT (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document H.13: SAT Evaluation of Round 2 Draft and Revised MPA Proposals: Water and Sediment Quality (Revised July 16, 2009)
  • Document H.14: California MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team Draft Recommendations for Evaluating Water and Sediment Quality along the Palos Verdes Shelf (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document I.1: MLPA Goal 3 Evaluation of Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals and Revised External MPA Proposals PPT (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document I.2: Evaluation of Existing MPAs, SCRSG Draft MPA Proposals and Revised External MPA Proposals Relative to MLPA Goal 3 (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document J.1: California Department of Fish and Game Overview of Feasibility Analysis of Draft MPA Arrays and Revised External MPA Proposals for the South Coast Study Region (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document J.2: California Department of Fish and Game Feasibility Analysis of Draft MPA Proposals and Revised External Proposals for the South Coast Study Region PPT - Handout
  • Document J.3: California Department of Fish and Game Feasibility Analysis of Draft MPA Arrays and Revised External MPA Proposals for the South Coast Study Region - Handout
  • Document K.1: Summary of Parks and Recreation Analysis of Proposal 0, Draft MPA Proposals and Revised External MPA Proposals PPT (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)
  • Document K.2: California Department of Parks and Recreation Analysis of Proposal 0, Draft MPA Arrays and Revised External Proposals (sent to SCRSG members under separate cover)

May 21, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009
8:00 a.m.
Doubletree Hotel Santa Ana
201 East MacArthur Boulevard
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive updates on the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF), and public education and outreach
  • Receive informational presentation on revised draft "external" MPA proposals
  • Present and discuss each MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) work group's draft MPA proposal for consideration in Round 2 evaluations
  • Select no more than six draft MPA proposals for Round 2 review and evaluations
  • Discuss process for moving forward with work groups in developing Round 3 SCRSG MPA proposals

Meeting Documents

  • Document A.1: Actions of MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Taken on May 19, 2009 Regarding Military Use Areas and Pending Military Closures (May 19, 2009) - Handout
  • Document B.1: Background Information on Artificial Structures in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised May 6, 2009)
  • Document B.2: Background Information on Wetland and Eelgrass Restoration Activities in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised April 28, 2009)
  • Document B.3: MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team Approved Levels of Protection (Revised May 5, 2009)
  • Document B.4: Memo Regarding Revised Evaluation Methods Document (With Revised Chapters 9 and 10 Attached)
  • Document B.5: SAT Draft Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised May 12, 2009)
  • Document B.8: Draft Evaluation of Ecological Contributions of Pending Military Closures and Other MPAs at San Nicolas Island, Begg Rock and San Clemente Island (Revised May 16, 2009) - Handout
  • Document B.9: Potential Impacts of Military Activities in Military Use Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised May 16, 2009) - Handout
  • Document B.10: California MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team Proposed Concepts for Designing a Network of MPAs for Adaptive Management (May 18, 2009) - Handout
  • Document C.2: Key Outcomes Memo from the April 28, 2009 South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Meeting (May 6, 2009) - Handout
  • Document C.3: Staff Memo Regarding the Use of Kelp Data in the MLPA Initiative Process (May 8, 2009) - Handout
  • Document E.1: Draft External MPA Proposal C: Narrative Rationale, Description of MPAs and Overview Map (May 14, 2009) - Handout
    Description of MPAs (updated June 4, 2009 per task force guidance)
    Overview Map (updated June 4, 2009 per task force guidance)
  • Document E.2: Draft External MPA Proposal A: Narrative Rationale, Description of MPAs and Overview Map (May 14, 2009) - Handout
  • Document E.3: Draft External MPA Proposal B: Narrative Rationale, Description of MPAs and Overview Map (May 14, 2009) - Handout

May 19-20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 8:00 a.m.
Doubletree Hotel Santa Ana
201 East MacArthur Boulevard Santa Ana, CA 92707

Work Session Agenda Adobe Reader required


Work Session Objectives

  • Receive brief update on recent guidance from MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF), MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) and MLPA Initiative staff
  • Receive brief informational presentation on revised draft external marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  • Continue development of Round 2 draft MPA proposals
  • Participate in “open house” presentations of gem group's work to date

April 28, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
9:30 a.m.
Residence Inn Marriott at River Ridge
2101 West Vineyard Avenue
Oxnard, California 93036

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive and discuss MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and MLPA staff evaluations of Round 1 SCRSG draft marine protected area (MPA) arrays and draft external MPA proposals
  • Receive and discuss MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) feedback on SCRSG draft MPA arrays and draft external MPA proposals
  • Receive and discuss BRTF guidance on developing Round 2 "draft MPA proposals"
  • Assess approach for convergence on draft MPA options within and across work groups
  • Begin discussion of potential revisions to draft MPA arrays and draft external MPA proposals with an eye toward finishing draft MPA proposals at the end of the May 21 SCRSG meeting

Meeting Documents

  • Briefing Document A.1: Key Outcomes Memo from SCRSG March 3-4, 2009 Meeting (April 20, 2009)
  • Briefing Document A.2: Revised Methods Used to Evaluate MPA Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region- Handout
  • Briefing Document A.3: California MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team Draft Background Information on Beach Manipulation Activities in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (April 17, 2009)
  • Briefing Document A.5: Response to SCRSG Questions from January and February 2009 Work Sessions and March 2009 Meeting - Handout Placeholder
  • Briefing Document A.8: Use of Substrate Data in the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Process (April 23, 2009) - Handout
  • Briefing Document A.9: Use of Levels of Protection in the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative (April 23, 2009) - Handout
  • Briefing Document A.10: Future Meetings Scheduled for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised April 24, 2009) - Handout
  • Briefing Document B.1: Overview of Round 1 Process and Key Planning Guidance for Round 2 PPT: Slides | Handouts
  • Briefing Document B.2: Proposal 0: Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Briefing Document B.3: Draft MPA Array Lapis A: Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Briefing Document B.4: Draft MPA Array Lapis B: Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Briefing Document B.5: Draft MPA Array Opal A: Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Briefing Document B.6: Draft MPA Array Opal B: Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Briefing Document B.7: Draft MPA Array Topaz A: Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Briefing Document B.8: Draft MPA Array Topaz B: Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Briefing Document B.9: Draft External MPA Proposal A: Narrative Description, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Briefing Document B.10: Draft External MPA Proposal B: Narrative Description, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Briefing Document B.11: Draft External MPA Proposal C: Narrative Description, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, Overview Map and Subregional Maps
  • Briefing Document B.13: Consideration of Existing MPAs in Round 1 Draft MPA Arrays and Draft External MPA Proposals (Revised March 18, 2009)
  • Briefing Document B.14: Round 1 Comparison of Existing MPAs (Proposal 0), Draft South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group MPA Arrays, and Draft External MPA Proposals by Designation Type and Level of Protection (April 8, 2009)
  • Briefing Document B.15: Maps of Areas of Geographic Overlap for Round 1 Draft MPA Arrays and Proposals
  • Briefing Document B.16: Summary of Key Points from SAT Round 1 Evaluations of Draft MPA Arrays and Draft External MPA Proposals (Revised April 25, 2009) - Handout
  • Briefing Document C.1: Draft Habitat Evaluations of the Round 1 Draft MPA Arrays/Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT: Slides | Handouts
  • Briefing Document D.1: Draft Size and Spacing Evaluations of the Round 1 Draft MPA Arrays/Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT: Slides | Handouts
  • Briefing Document E.1: Spatial Bioeconomic Modeling Evaluations of Round 1 Draft MPA Arrays/Proposals PPT: Slides | Handouts
  • Briefing Document F.1: Marine Birds and Mammals Evaluation Results for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT: Slides | Handouts
  • Briefing Document F.2: Marine Birds Evaluation Results for Round 1 Draft MPA Arrays and Draft External MPA Proposals: Draft Supplemental Information (April 13, 2009) - Handout
  • Briefing Document G.1: Summary of Potential Impacts of March 2009 Draft MPA Arrays and MPA Proposals on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries PPT: Slides | Handouts
  • Briefing Document G.2: Summary of Potential Impacts of the March 2009 MPA Proposals on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries in the South Coast Study Region (April 17, 2009)
  • Briefing Document G.3: Survey Methods and Summary Statistics for Ecotrust's South Coast Study Region Fishery Uses and Values Project (Draft, 17 March2009)
  • Briefing Document H.1: California Department of Fish and Game Presentation of Feasibility of Round 1 Draft MPA Arrays and Draft External Proposals PPT: Slides | Handouts
  • Briefing Document H.2: California Department of Fish and Game Feasibility Evaluation for Draft MPA Arrays and Draft External Proposals - Handout
  • Briefing Document I.2: California Department of Parks and Recreation Analysis of Proposal 0, Draft MPA Arrays and Draft External Proposals PPT: Slides | Handouts
  • Briefing Document J.1: Goal 3 Analysis of Proposal 0, Draft MPA Arrays and Draft External Proposals PPT: Slides | Handouts
  • Briefing Document J.2: Staff Memo Regarding the Evaluation of Existing MPAs, Draft South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group MPA Arrays, and Draft External MPA Proposals Relative to MLPA Goal 3 (April 8, 2009)
  • Briefing Document K.1: Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised April 20, 2009)
  • Briefing Document K.2: Subregional Maps for Areas of Water Quality Concern and Opportunities (Revised April 20, 2009)
  • Briefing Document K.3: Water Quality in the South Coast Study Region PPT: Slides | Handouts
  • Briefing Document L.1: MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Memorandum Summarizing Key Guidance for Developing Round 2 Draft MPA Proposals (April 24, 2009) - Handout

March 3-4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
Hilton Long Beach Executive Conference Center
701 West Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90831

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objectives

  • Receive presentation from each work group regarding progress on developing draft marine protected area (MPA) arrays
  • Receive an update on evaluation methods for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Receive presentation on draft external MPA proposals
  • Receive presentations and updates on additional data available for MPA planning
  • Recess into work group sessions to finalize draft arrays (Round 1) for evaluation purposes
  • Receive presentation from each work group on draft MPA arrays

Meeting Documents

  • Document B.1: SAT Responses to November 2008 SCRSG Questions (February 26, 2009) – Handout
  • Document B.2: SAT Responses to January 2009 SCRSG Questions (February 26, 2009) – Handout
  • Document C.1: Response to Questions from the January 13-14, 2009 SCRSG Meeting (February 25, 2009) – Handout
  • Document C.2: Response to Questions from the January and February 2009 work sessions (March 2, 2009) – Handout
  • Document D.1: California MLPA Initiative Suggestions for Effective Public Comment (February 23, 2009)
  • Document E.1: California Department of Fish and Game Memo Regarding Law Enforcement Division’s Guidance on Catch and Release Fishing in MPAs (January 7, 2009)
  • Document E.2: California Department of Fish and Game Memo Regarding Guidance on Bag Limits and Size Limits in MPAs (February 10, 2009)
  • Document F.1: Summary of Interim Guidance to the South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group with Regard to Military Use Areas and Pending Military Closures (March 2, 2009) – Handout
  • Document G.1: CDFG Feasibility Guidance Reminders and Response to SCRSG Questions PPT – Handout
  • Document H.1: Executive Summary of the Draft Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (March 2, 2009) – Handout
  • Document H.2: Overview of Science Advisory Team Methods for Evaluating Alternative MPA Proposals PPT – Handout
  • Document I.1: California Natives: Update on Involvement in the MLPA Initiative PPT – Handout
  • Document I.2: Frequently Asked Questions for the MLPA South Coast Tribal Forum (February 26, 2009) – Handout
  • Document K.1: Ocean Uses Atlas Project PPT – Slides | Handouts
  • Document K.2: Ocean Uses Atlas Project (December 2008) – Handout
  • Document K.3: California Coast Online Survey PPT – Slides | Handouts
  • Document K.4: California Coast Online Survey: California Module – Handout
  • Document L.1: Update of Ecotrust Fisheries Uses and Values Project PPT – Slides | Handouts
  • Document L.2: Ecotrust Survey Methods and Summary Statistics for the South Coast Study Region Fishery Uses and Values Project (March 1, 2009 Draft) – Handout
  • Document N.1: MLPA Initiative Staff Memo Regarding Proposals for Individual Marine Protected Areas Submitted by the Public (February 25, 2009)
  • Document N.2: Overview of Draft External Marine Protected Area Proposals PPT – Slides | Handouts
  • Document N.3: Area Chart: Comparison of Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs) and Draft External Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (by Designation - February 24, 2009) – Handout
  • Document N.4: Draft External Proposal A (including staff summary, maps, and proposed regulations) – Handout
  • Document N.5: Draft External Proposal B (including staff summary, maps, and proposed regulations) – Handout
  • Document N.6: Draft External Proposal C (including staff summary, maps, and proposed regulations) – Handout
  • Document N.7: FIC/FIN External MLPA Proposal PPT – Handout
  • Document N.8: United Anglers of Southern California Proposal PPT – Handout

February 10, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009
9:30 a.m.
Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Meeting Agenda


Work Session Objectives

  • Continue initial development of "draft marine protected area (MPA) arrays"
    • Continue introducing and discussing possible MPAs (preliminary MPA options) in spirit of "inventing without committing"
    • Identify MPA boundaries, types, allowed uses and site-specific rationales
    • Draw on available guidance, evaluations, regional goals and objectives, and information presented
    • Begin discussing draft MPA arrays (goal is one or two arrays per work group)
  • Discuss role of work group co-leads and select co-leads
  • Plan next steps and preparations for March 3-4, 2009 MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) meeting

Work Session Documents

  • Document B.2: California MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team Draft January 23 and 27 Meeting Summary (revised February 9, 2009) – Handout
  • Document B.3: Existing State Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Special Closures in the South Coast Study Region (SCSR) (California Department of Fish and Game, revised 4 February, 2009) – Handout
  • Document B.4: Future Meetings Scheduled for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised February 6, 2009) – Handout

January 29, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009
9:30 a.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel North
9801 Airport Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Work Session Agenda


Work Session Objectives

  • Work groups to begin developing draft marine protected area (MPA) arrays
    • Start process of designing draft MPA arrays through consideration of "areas of interest" and sharing of information among South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) members in work group context
    • Consider existing MPAs in the study region and how/whether they contribute to the MLPA goals
    • Draw on available guidance, evaluations and information to identify possible geographies for MPAs: MPA boundaries, MPA type and potential allowed uses
    • Consider links to goals and regional objectives, and indicate site-specific rationales
    • Begin building draft MPA arrays (goal is one or two arrays per work group)
  • Plan next steps and preparations for February 10, 2009 work session

Work Session Documents

  • Document A.1: Guidance to Work Groups for Developing MPA Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (January 14, 2009)
  • Document A.2: MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Work Session #1 Process Overview PPT - Slides | Handouts
  • Document B.1: Revised Draft Regional Goals and Objectives and Design and Implementation Considerations as Adopted by the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (Adopted January 14, 2009)
  • Document B.2: California Department of Fish and Game Feasibility Criteria and Evaluation Components for MPA Proposals (Revised 12 November 2008)
  • Document B.3: MLPA I-Team December 30, 2008 Memo Regarding California Fish and Game Commission Guidance About the Channel Islands
  • Document B.4: Summary of Marine Protected Area Planning Guidelines for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised January 28, 2009) -- Handout
  • Document B.5: Marine Life Protection Act (As Amended to July 2004)
  • Document B.6: Marine Managed Areas Improvement Act (As Amended to January 2006)
  • Document B.7: Update on Science Advisory Team Evaluation Methods for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT (Presented January 13, 2009) -- Handout
  • Document B.8: Science Guidance on MPA Network Design Excerpted from the California Marine Life Protection Act Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas (January 2008 Version)
  • Document B.9: California State Parks Guidelines for Creating Marine Managed Areas (November 18, 2008)
  • Document B.10: Summary of BRTF Policy Guidance to the Central Coast and North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Groups (December 4, 2008)
  • Document B.11: Science Guidelines for Marine Protected Area Planning PPT (Presented November 19, 2008)
  • Document D.1: Summary of Existing MPAs in the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT - Slides | Handouts
  • Document D.3: Staff Summary of Area and Habitats in Existing MPAs (Entire Study Region) (September 10, 2008)
  • Document E.1: California Department of Fish and Game Feasibility Evaluation of Existing MPAs in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised January 22, 2009) -- Handout
  • Document E.4: SAT Evaluations of Existing Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (PPT Slides Presented September 15, 2008)
  • Document G.1: MLPA I-Team Memo Regarding SCRSG Identified Areas of Importance by Gem Groups -- Handout

January 13-14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
8:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn-On the Bay
1355 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Review, discuss and potentially adopt regional goals and objectives
  • Continue joint fact-finding for next version of regional profile
  • Receive informational briefings on key topics
  • Receive presentation of south coast guidelines and evaluation methods for developing marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  • Outline strategy for and initiate marine protected area (MPA) proposal development process

Meeting Documents

  • Document A.1: I-Team Response to Questions Raised at November 2008 SCRSG Meeting
  • Document C.1: Memo regarding action of the California Fish and Game Commission on marine protected areas at the northern Channel Islands and Santa Barbara Island in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Document C.2: Memo regarding military use areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Document C.3: Summary of MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Policy Guidance to the Central Coast and North Central Coast Regional Stake Holder Groups
  • Document C.4: MLPA South Coast Study Region Calendar
  • Document D.1 - Regional Goals & Objectives Overview - Slides | Handouts
  • Document E.1: Memo regarding revised draft regional goals and objectives and design and implementation considerations for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Document E.2: Revised Draft Regional Goals and Objectives and Design and Implementation Considerations for Review and Potential Adoption by the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (Revised December 30, 2008)
  • Document F.1: Update on Science Guidelines and Evaluation Methods – Slides | Handouts
  • Document G.1: Evaluations Methods of Goal 3 of the MLPA – Slides | Handouts
  • Document G.2: Memorandum regarding evaluations methods of Goal 3 of the MLPA - Memo
  • Document I.1: Oceanographic Features in the South Coast Study Region – Slides | Handouts
  • Document M.1: Water Quality in the South Coast Study Region - Slides | Handouts
  • Document N.1: Marine Birds and Marine Mammals in the South Coast Study Region - Slides | Handouts
  • Document O.1: Regional Profile Update - Slides | Handouts
  • Document P.1: Additional Information for MLPA Planning - Slides | Handouts
  • Document Q.1: Ecotrust Fisheries Uses and Values Project - Slides | Handouts
  • Document R.1: Developing Marine Protected Area Proposals - Slides | Handouts
  • Document T.1: Memo regarding marine protected area proposals submitted external to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group process
  • Document U.1: Work Group Guidance for MPA Proposal Development Process and Assignments - Handout

November 18-19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
8:30 a.m.
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel
450 East Harbor Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Complete introductions for all MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group members
  • Review comments provided on the draft regional profile and provide additional input
  • Using adopted MLPA North Central Coast Study Region goals and objectives as a starting point, discuss and develop south coast goals and regional objectives
  • Provide introduction to MarineMap and how to use the online tool in marine protected area (MPA) planning
  • Present informational briefings, including south coast habitats, species movements and dispersal, commercial fishing, and recreational fishing
  • Present guidelines for developing MPA proposals
  • Present MPA proposal evaluation methodology and its application to the MLPA South Coast Study Region
  • Outline preparations for third regional stakeholder group meeting

Meeting Documents


Attachments Handouts

October 6-7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
8:30 a.m.
Embassy Suites
1440 East Imperial Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary


Meeting Objectives

  • Review project goals, charge of the SCRSG, and work plan
  • Review and adopt proposed SCRSG ground rules
  • Review key findings of stakeholder assessment and implications for south coast process
  • Initiate review of draft regional profile
  • Initiate discussion of draft regional goals and objectives
  • Outline preparations for second SCRSG meeting

Meeting Documents


Attachments Handouts

Statewide Interests Group Meetings

October 14, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
8:00 a.m.
via teleconference and online meeting

Meeting Agenda


Meeting Objective

Provide a briefing to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group and the MLPA Statewide Interests Group on advice provided to the California Natural Resources Agency from the California Attorney General’s office and how that advice is being addressed in the MLPA South Coast Study Region

May 29, 2009

May 29, 2009
via conference call

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary

April 10, 2009

April 10, 2009
via conference call

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary

February 13, 2009

February 13, 2009
via conference call

Meeting Agenda | Meeting Summary

Public Meetings and Presentations

June 29-30 and July 1, 6-9 & 13, 2009: South Coast Project Public Open House

June 29: Carlsbad
June 30: San Diego
July 1: Laguna Beach
July 6: San Pedro
July 7: Marina del Rey
July 8: Oxnard
July 9: Santa Barbara
July 13: Catalina Island

Open House Flyer

February 27-28, 2009: MLPA South Coast Tribal Forums

February 27, 2009 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
February 28, 2009 (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
MLPA Initiative South Coast Tribal Forums
Temescal Gateway Park
15601 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Additional Information

September 16, 2008: Public Oceanography Workshop

September 16, 2008
Oceanography Workshop
Embassy Suites Los Angeles - International Airport/South
1440 East Imperial Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Objectives

  • Review and provide input on a draft graphical and narrative explanation of major oceanographic patterns in the MLPA South Coast Study Region to be included in a regional profile
  • Receive an overview of MLPA modeling efforts
  • Evaluate approaches to developing dispersal kernels for population models used to design and evaluate alternative marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  • Discuss implications of oceanography and geography of the Southern California Bight for MPA spacing guidelines and the evaluation of MPA proposals

Presentations

  1. PowerPoint Presentation: Developing an oceanographic perspective for MLPA in southern California: Slides | Handouts
    (John Largier, University of California, Davis)
  2. PowerPoint Presentation: Overview of ROMs-based dispersal kernel: Slides
    (Satoshi Mitarai, University of California, Santa Barbara)
  3. PowerPoint Presentation: Empirical data from drifters: Slides | Handouts
    (Carter Ohlmann, University of California, Santa Barbara)
  4. PowerPoint Presentation: Overview of EDOM: Slides | Handouts
    (Chris Costello, University of California, Santa Barbara)
  5. PowerPoint Presentation: Overview of UCD model: Slides | Handouts
    (Will White and Loo Botsford, University of California, Davis)
  6. PowerPoint Presentation: Overview of MPA spacing guidelines and justification: Slides
    (Steve Gaines, University of California, Santa Barbara)

June 23-25 & July 8-10, 2008: South Coast Project Public Workshop