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California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Announcement

TO: California Ocean and Coastal Community

FROM: Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy

DATE: October 14, 2008

RE: Public meeting on climate change adaptation for ocean and coastal resources

LOCATION (**VENUE CHANGE**): Preservation Park Ginn House, "Large Parlor" Room

You are invited to a public meeting on October 30 from 1:30- 3:30 pm to provide ideas and comments on the draft outline of the Coastal and Ocean Resources Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (click here to download the pdf). The meeting will be held at Preservation Park Ginn House, "Large Parlor" Room (11233 Preservation Park Way Oakland 94612).

This outline is being prepared by the staff of the Ocean Protection Council, in consultation with a working group that consists of representatives from Stanford University, the University of California system, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, California Coastal Commission, California Coastal Conservancy, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and State Lands Commission.

The Resources Agency is currently preparing a statewide climate change adaptation strategy, one portion of which will consist of the Ocean and Coastal Resources sector. The attached document provides an outline for discussion. We would like to solicit your input on innovative ideas, strategies, and concepts that could be included.

Prior to the meeting, please take a look at the public comment form (click here to download the pdf) as a guide for how we will be structuring the discussion at the meeting. In addition, if you are unable to attend the meeting, please feel free to fill out this form in writing and email it to Abe Doherty at adoherty@scc.ca.gov by Tuesday, November 4, 2008.

For more information on the development of the overall state adaptation strategy for climate change, click here. The sectors or chapters in the state adaptation strategy are the following:
Biodiversity and Habitat
Infrastructure
Oceans and Coastal Resources
Public Health
Water
Working Landscapes (forestry and agriculture)


If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please email adoherty@scc.ca.gov.