Open nominations for NOAA’s MPA Federal Advisory Committee
Attention all Reserve staff, friends, and fans:
Our partners at NOAA are looking for 11 new members of the Marine Protected Areas’ Federal Advisory Committee (MPAFAC). They anticipate taking on some very interesting and important charges in the coming term of 2019–2022, many of which may touch on issues relevant to estuarine protected areas, including the NERRS!
Created in 2003 and managed by NOAA’s National Marine Protected Area Center, the MPAFAC provides actionable recommendations and policy guidance to the Secretaries of Commerce and Interior, and to their state, tribal and local counterparts, on timely issues facing Marine Proteted Areas (MPAs) throughout the coastal, marine and Great Lakes waters of the United States. The committee’s 20 members represent diverse perspectives about MPAs and ocean management, and work together to craft consensus-based solutions to today’s important challenges.
The application deadline has been extended to January 8, 2019. Additional information, including membership criteria, application requirements, and contact information, are available on the MPAFAC’s website.
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