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Cross Cutting Issue Name: Maritime Heritage Resources  

Issue Description:
Submerged cultural resources are an important part of our nation’s maritime heritage and their protection is a mandate of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. The National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP) has attempted to fully characterize these resources by assembling a database of known shipwrecks along the West Coast. The NMSP needs to develop strategies to define, identify, locate, characterize, and protect the cultural resources within its boundaries – from shipwrecks to archaeological sites and artifacts. A component of the submerged cultural resources program will be to identify potential resource threats from sunken vessels (e.g. recent oil releases from the sunken freighter Jacob Luckenbach, or potential releases from the tanker Montebello).

Issue Summary
  See the Proposed Action Plans
Draft Action Plan
  Maritime Heritage Resources Draft Action Plan (pdf 2M)
Working Group Roles and Responsibilities
  Roles and Responsibilities (pdf 24K)
  Consensus Based Decision Making (pdf 24K)
Meeting Preparation
  Meeting 1 Agenda (pdf 588K)
Additional Information

JMPR Documents

Working Group Participants:
~Working Group Contact~
Name Affiliation Email Phone
Robert Schwemmer CINMS Cultural Resource Coordinator 805-884-1466
~Sanctuary Advisory Council Members (SAC) & Other Stakeholders ~
Name Affiliation
Barbara Emley GFNMS SAC Chair Fishing Maritime Activities 415-585-5711
Jacquie Hilterman GFNMS Visitors' Center Manager 415-561-6625 x308
Dede Marx CA Department of Parks and Recreation 916-652-6089
Bill Shook Point Reyes National Seashore - Natural Resources 415-464-5188
Tim Thomas Monterey Bay Maritime Museum Historia 831-647-4252
Gordon White Point Reyes National Seashore - Cultural Resources 415-464-5127
~Sanctuary Staff ~
Name Affiliation Email Phone
Erica Burton MBNMS 831-647-4246
Brad Damitz MBNMS 831-647-4252
Ruth Howell CB/GFNMS 415-561-6622
Bruce Terrell NMSP Archeologist 301-713-3125 x155

Working Group Timeline:
Start: March, 2003
March 18
Meeting 1 Agenda (pdf 588K)
March 19
8am-3pm Meeting 1 Agenda (pdf 588K)
April 25
Complete: May, 2003
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