LOCATION CHANGE: Ocean Protection Council Meeting and Ocean Health Workshop, August 27th, 2014



Agenda for August 27, 2014 OPC Meeting and Related Meeting

On August 27, 2014, the Ocean Protection Council and the Ocean Science Trust will be hosting a workshop to discuss and share outcomes from the OPC Science Advisory Team (OPC-SAT) meeting held on June 11, 2014, which focused on exploring ocean health as a scientific concept and management goal. This workshop will be held prior to the meeting of the Council itself. Please see information about the related meeting towards the end of this document. Council action will occur only at the Ocean Protection Council meeting.

Please note the last-minute change to the location of the OPC public meeting and morning ocean health workshop. The meeting will be held 1.5 blocks away:

Legislative Office Building, Room 100
1020 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Please note that ID is required to enter the building. Changes are reflected in the agenda below. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Ocean Health Workshop Ocean Protection Council Meeting
9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm

OPC Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
1:00 pm

Legislative Office Building
Room 100, 1020 N Street
Sacramento, California.
Please note that ID is required to enter the building.

And via live webcast at https://opc.ca.gov/category/meetings/

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Chiang, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Fran Pavley, State Senator
Toni Atkins, State Assemblymember
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Michael Brown, Public Member

1. Welcome and Council Member Announcements
Secretary Laird, Council Chair

2. Report from the Executive Director
Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC

3. Report from the Science Advisor
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust


4. Consideration and possible approval of a resolution supporting the State Water Resources Control Board’s adoption of a Trash Policy
Karen Kayfetz, Sea Grant fellow, OPC

5. Consideration and possible approval of a resolution on implementation of the Safeguarding California Plan for Reducing Climate Risk
Abe Doherty, Climate Change Policy Advisor, OPC


6. Update on OPC’s ocean mapping program
Daniel Santillano, Environmental Scientist, OPC

7. Public Comment on non-agenda items

8. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment
December 3, 2014 in Sacramento

Agenda items may be re-ordered at the discretion of the council chair.

The meeting will be live webcasted and available at https://opc.ca.gov/category/meetings/

Please fill out a Request to Speak card to provide public comment on non-agenda items or on a specific agenda item. Comment on agenda items will be taken following each item.

Comments may be sent by email to: COPCpublic@resources.ca.gov. Written public comment must be received by 4 pm on August 22 to be included in the materials provided to the council prior to the meeting. Materials received after that date will be distributed to the council at the beginning of the meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meeting.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Joanna Stone at (916) 653-0537 or joanna.stone@resources.ca.gov.

Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Stone no later than five days prior to meeting.

Related Event on August 27, 2014

Sharing Your Perspective on Envisioning California’s Ocean Health

9:30 am to 11:30 am (prior to the OPC meeting)
Legislative Office Building
Room 100, 1020 N Street
Sacramento, California.
Please note that ID is required to enter the building.

The morning workshop will be live webcasted and available at https://opc.ca.gov/category/meetings/

The California Ocean Protection Council and California Ocean Science Trust are hosting a workshop to bring together scientists, decision makers, tribal representatives, and constituents alike to share perspectives about what ocean health means across our diverse coastal communities. This workshop will inform our growing effort to explore the value of building a shared vision of ocean health in California.

Background Materials

Introduction & Welcome

  • The Honorable John Laird, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency, Chair, Ocean Protection Council


  • Catherine Kuhlman, Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Matters, Executive Director, Ocean Protection Council
  • Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, Ocean Science Trust, Science Advisor, Ocean Protection Council

Invited Panelists

  • Louise Bedsworth, Deputy Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
  • Frances Gulland, Senior Scientist, Marine Mammal Center, Member, Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team
  • Brendan Kelly, Director of Conservation & Chief Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Linda Sheehan, Executive Director, Earth Law Center
  • Briannon Fraley, Self Governance Director, Smith River Rancheria
  • Tom Weseloh (invited, but not confirmed), Consultant, Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro’s Office

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