MPA Collaborative Workshop December 1 – 2, 2014


Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, 914 Capitol Mall, Room 500, Sacramento, California

A workshop to learn from partners and chart a path forward for effective MPA management

image306Fourteen Collaboratives associated with different areas of the coast and made up of a broad range of citizens from different ocean user groups are supporting effective MPA network management. This workshop brings together Collaborative leaders for two half-days of learning and sharing with agency representatives from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Fish and Game Commission, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Ocean Protection Council (OPC).

“This workshop will bring together local and state leadership to set a course for how we want to work together.” – Cat Kuhlman Executive Director OPC

image3361If you have any questions or to RSVP, please contact Calla Allison, Director, MPA Collaborative Implementation Project,  (858) 735-5945

Room meeting capacity has been met as of 11/12/14*

For non-attendees please join the OPC e-mail list server at to ensure you receive post–meeting materials.

Download the flyer here.

Download the agenda here.

Monday — December 1, 2014

12:00 — 1:00 Hosted lunch (RSVP required) and Poster Session

1:00 — 1:15 Introductions and Welcome (Cat Kuhlman and Calla Allison)

1:15 — 2:30 Collaborative Sharing (short presentations on the biggest success, biggest challenge and the uniqueness of each area)

2:30 — 2:50 Agency Sharing (short presentations on success of agencies at meeting mandates and priorities for the future related to effective MPA management)

  • Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW)
  • DFW Law Enforcement Division
  • Fish and Game Commission
  • Department of Parks and Recreation

2:50 — 3:00 BREAK

3:00 — 3:55 Facilitated Panel Discussions

  • Hardcopy outreach products
  • Event-based outreach
  • Video-based outreach

3:55 — 4:00 Wrap-up and logistics for next day

Tuesday — December 2, 2014

9:00 — 9:30 Co–Chairs of Collaboratives meet with Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird for pre-meeting session

9:30 — 9:50 Meeting begins for ALL participants
Agency Roles and Effective MPA Management (Cyndi Dawson and Calla Allison)

9:50 — 10:40 Priorities for Effective MPA Management

• Ocean Protection Council/Ocean Science Trust
• Department of Fish and Wildlife/Law Enforcement Division

10:40 — 10:50 BREAK

10:50 — 11:45 Next steps for sustainable support for Collaboratives

  • What can we say today about specific goals and objective?
    – Short–term: 2015
    – Long–term: 3 – 5 years
  • What are the most important ongoing support needs?
  • What are new and innovative ways to get support for locally managed projects?

11:45 — 12:00 Thank-you and Wrap-up

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