NOAA will be establishing a Sanctuary Advisory Council for Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary. The advisory council will bring members of the local community together to provide advice to NOAA, to serve as a liaison with the sanctuary communities, and to assist in guiding NOAA with sanctuary management.
When established, the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast Sanctuary Advisory Council's 15 voting members will represent a variety of interests, including recreation, tourism, economic development, education, fishing, maritime heritage, and diving. The membership will be designed to be balanced in terms of points of view represented, geographic diversity, and advisory functions the council will perform. An alternate for each seat will also be selected. In addition to the voting members, several local, state, and federal agencies will serve in a non-voting capacity.
Application materials will be posted when the Sanctuary Advisory Council recruitment is officially announced.