[ODFWMarineReserves] September marine reserves meetings & other ocean info
odfw.marinereserves at state.or.us
Mon Sep 6 17:34:22 PDT 2010
Marine Reserves community teams want to hear from the public
NEWPORT, Ore. -- Local community teams working on three potential marine
reserve sites for the Oregon Coast want a better idea of the biological,
social and economic characteristics of their site and are asking for
additional public input.
For each of the three proposed sites - Cape Falcon, Cascade Head and
Cape Perpetua - the local community team has crafted a number of
scenarios that describe different boundaries and levels of protection.
The public can see the different scenarios and send comments to the
community teams at www.oregonocean.info/marinereserves or to, 2040 SE
Marine Science Drive Newport, OR 97365, Attn: Cristen Don. Comments
will be accepted through Sept. 15.
According to Cristen Don, marine reserves staff for the Oregon
Department of Fish and Wildlife, the scenarios described on the website
are not necessarily the final recommendations the teams will present to
ODFW this fall.
"Scientists and managers will analyze these scenarios and report to the
community teams how well each one meets the twin goals of maximum
ecological benefits and minimal social and economic impacts," Don said.
"This information, along with input from the public, will help each team
develop their final site recommendation."
The teams will be most interested in hearing how the areas are currently
being used and enjoyed, how fishing, crabbing and other extractive uses
may be affected by a marine reserve designation, and what species and
habitats are present at each site.
At the direction of the 2009 Oregon State Legislature, ODFW has been
evaluating the three potential marine reserve sites. A local community
team was formed for each site to consider the biological, social and
economic characteristics of their site, and to submit a marine reserve
recommendation to ODFW this fall.
DEPOE BAY NEARSHORE ACTION TEAM MEETING
Thursday, September 16 2010, 6:00pm
Depoe Bay City Hall
570 SE Shell Ave
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
ODFW & STAC Agency Analysis
Monday, September 20 2010, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Oregon State University Memorial Union, Journey Suite
Workshop between Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Science &
Technology Advisory Committee to review the scenarios developed by
marine reserves community teams.
Open to the public, no public comment period, space limited.
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