*Who: * Interested members of the public
*What: * Public comment on Round 3 MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder
Group (NCRSG) MPA Proposal and NCRSG Special Closures Recommendation
*Where: * The public is invited to provide written and/or verbal comments to
help inform the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) at its October 25-26,
2010 meeting (see details below)
PDF Comment Document: NC_GuidelinesPublicCmt_100928
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Members of the public are invited to provide both written and/or verbal comments to the BRTF on the Round 3 NCRSG MPA Proposal and Round 3 NCRSG Special Closures Recommendation. Feedback on specific MPAs or special closures, including boundaries, designation type, proposed allowed uses (take regulations) and general location is valuable. The public is invited to share comments the following ways:
Written comments are encouraged to be submitted by October 18, 2010 so that BRTF members can receive and review them prior to the October 25-26 meeting.
Written comments received between October 19 and 21 will be provided to the BRTF at the October meeting; after October 21, written comments must be submitted at the BRTF meeting in Fortuna. Written comments can be submitted via:
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/round3comments_nc.asp (through October 18 only)
Mail: *Marine Life Protection Act Initiative*
c/o California Natural Resources Agency
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916.653.8102, Attn: MLPA Initiative
MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Meeting
October 25-26, 2010
*River Lodge Conference Center
1800 Riverwalk Drive
Fortuna, CA 95540
The public is invited to provide verbal comments at the upcoming BRTF meeting in Fortuna. Wall maps of the Round 3 NCRSG MPA Proposal and Round 3 NCRSG Special Closures Recommendation will be available for public viewing at the meeting location.
Public comment will begin at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2010. Helpful public comment includes:
- Feedback on specific MPAs or special closures, including boundaries,
designation type, proposed allowed uses (take regulations) and general
location. Do you support what is being proposed? If not, can you offer a
specific change to the MPA boundaries, designation type, proposed allowed
uses and/or general location that would make it more acceptable?
- Feedback on the complete proposal.
As an alternative to attending the meeting in Fortuna, the public is welcome to attend a public participation location to view the meeting and/or provide public comment:
CV Starr Community Center
300 South Lincoln Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Crescent City, CA
The public will also have an opportunity to comment on any BRTF action items. Please refer to the attached document, *Guidelines for Providing Public Comment to the MLPA Initiative North Coast Project** *for additional information.
At its August 30-31, 2010 meeting, the MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) developed a single MPA proposal in Round 3 of the north coast MPA planning process; the NCRSG also developed a recommendation for special closures. The MPA proposal and special closures will be analyzed by the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and MLPA Initiative staff.
The proposal and special closures will also be reviewed by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force at its October 25-26, 2010 meeting in Fortuna.
Information about the Round 3 NCRSG MPA Proposal and Round 3 NCRSG Special Closures Recommendation are available:
MarineMap: http://northcoast.marinemap.org/ (under the “MPA Proposals” tab)
Name of the proposal is Round 3 NCRSG MPA Proposal
Name of the special closures recommendation is Round 3 NCRSG Special
Print or CD: Contact the MLPA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916.654.1885