Joint Management Plan Review


Joint Management Plan Review (JMPR)

Getting Involved

Scoping Meeting & Dates

Summary of Scoping Meeting Comments

Priority Issues New!

Sanctuary Advisory Council Meetings
& Workshops

JMPR Process & Schedule



Current Sanctuary Management Plans & Regulations

State of the Sanctuary Reports

CA Biogeographic Assessment

Press Releases & Notices

Your Comments

Links to Sanctuary Websites

 Cordell Bank, Gulf of the Farallones & Monterey Bay
National Marine Sanctuaries

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How will the public be involved?

Active and informed public participation is a key element of sanctuary management, particularly during management plan review. The NMSP recognizes the public as a key resource management partner and values their input in helping shape and manage marine sanctuaries. For almost 30 years, the NMSP has engaged the public in helping create new sanctuaries, develop resource protection strategies, resolve multi-stakeholder issues (i.e., water quality, vessel traffic, and marine reserves), and more recently to review existing management plans. Using the lessons learned from these experiences, the NMSP will help build community awareness of key issues affecting these sanctuaries and actively engage user and interest groups, agencies, and the public in an open dialogue about how to best shape the future direction and management of these three contiguous sites.

The public will have numerous opportunities to participate in management plan review, beginning with the scoping meetings and continuing through the development of the draft and final management plans. The NMSP will provide ample notice of each meeting through local media and the website.

How can I be involved?

You can become involved in the joint management plan review by first helping identify issues and potential solutions during the scoping phase. The NMSP will accept comments in writing, via the Internet, or in person at any of the scoping workshops. After the issues have been reviewed and prioritized, the sanctuaries will involve the public in developing action plans. These action plans will become the foundation for draft management plans, which, once completed, will be available for public review and comment. Throughout the review process, you may also attend any of the Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC) meetings held at each of the three sanctuaries. Meeting agendas are posted on the individual site websites, and all meetings are open to the public.

Where can I get more information?

Contact your local sanctuary office at:

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Sean Morton, Management Plan Coordinator
(831) 647-4217 •

Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank
National Marine Sanctuaries
Anne Walton, Management Plan Coordinator
(415) 561-6622 •

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