Bank, Gulf of the Farallones & Monterey Bay
Sanctuary Advisory Council Meetings
The National Marine Sanctuary Program regards the involvement of communities and the development of a stewardship ethic as vitally important to successfully protect Sanctuary resources. One key way to achieve this involvement is the formation of Sanctuary Advisory Councils (SACs). Most sanctuaries have established SACs to assure continued public participation in the management of the Sanctuary. Their main purpose is to provide the Sanctuary Manager (or Superintendent) and NOAA with advice and recommendations on issues affecting the sanctuary.
Dedicated Council members have laid a strong foundation for the Sanctuary's structure policies, and procedures. Sanctuary goals to promote research, education and resource protection are a major focus for the Councils, and members work diligently to promote public stewardship. The Councils have proven to be a powerful voice for the general public, responding to citizen concerns, ideas and needs. The Councils provide a public forum for its constituents, work to enhance communications, and provide a conduit for bringing the concerns of user groups and stakeholders to the attention of Sanctuary managers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Monterey Bay NMS Sanctuary Advisory Council
Next Meeting: June 7th in the Monterey Area to prioritize site-specific
issues from scoping (details TBD)
Cordell Bank NMS Sanctuary Advisory Council
Next meeting: April 22nd in Pt. Reyes to
prioritize site-specific issues from scoping (details
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