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Channel Islands Sanctuary Seeking Applicants
updated: Feb 19, 2014, 3:25 PM

Source: Channel Islands National Marine

NOAA'S Channel Islands National Marine seeks advisory
council applicants (volunteer positions)

NOAA's Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants
for 10 seats on its advisory council. The council is a way for the public to
be involved with sanctuary management and provides advice to the
sanctuary superintendent.
The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following positions:
Chumash community (member and alternate); education (member and
alternate); public at-large alternates (two); recreational fishing (member
and alternate); and tourism (member and alternate).

Candidates will be selected based on their expertise and experience,
community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the
protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who are
chosen as members should expect to serve a two-year term.

The advisory council consists of 21 voting representatives and 21
alternates, representing the general public, a variety of public interest
groups and county, state and federal agencies.

Applications are due March 31. For further information, please contact
Michael Murray by email at michael.murray@noaa.gov, or by phone at
805-893-6418. Application kits can be downloaded from the sanctuary's

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary was designated in 1980 to
protect marine resources surrounding San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa
Cruz, Anacapa and Santa Barbara islands. The sanctuary spans
approximately 1,470 square miles, extending from island shorelines to six
miles offshore, and encompasses a rich diversity of marine life, habitats
and historical and cultural resources.

On the Web:
Advisory Council application information

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary


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