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The Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Community Council are volunteers and agency representatives who bring a community voice to discussions in support of the KBNERR research and education programs.

KBNERR Community Council Meeting: Wednesday September 4, 2019

August 23, 2019

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Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Community Council Meeting 

Attendees: Council Members & Alternates, KBNERR Staff, and Public

Meeting Preparation: Read September 2019 KBNERR Quarterly Report, September Community Council Agenda and June 2019 Community Council Meeting Minutes

12:00 – 12:10

Welcome, Introductions, and Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

Council Chair | George Matz

12:10 – 12:30

Fiscal and Administrative Update

KBNERR Manager | Coowe Walker

ACCS Director | Matt Carlson

12:30 – 1:10

KBNERR Program Updates

KBNERR Staff| Monitoring, Research, Education, and Training

1:10 – 1:20

Council Subcommittee Updates

Education, Research, and Legislative Subcommittee Chairs| Paul Allan, Donna Aderhold, and George Matz

1:20 – 1:30

Council Communications

Council Chair | George Matz

1:30 – 1:40

 

Break

1:40 – 2:10

Environmental Monitoring – Summer in Review

KBNERR Research Coordinator | Steve Baird

KBNERR Research Coordinator | Steve Baird

 2:10 – 2:50               KBNERR Empowered Stewardship

KBNERR CTP Coordinator | Syverine Bentz

KBNERR Manager | Coowe Walker

KBNERR Harmful Species Program Coordinator | Rosie Masui

2:50 – 3:00               Open Comments for Council & Public

                                   Closing remarks, Meeting Adjourns

 

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KBNERR Community Council Meeting: Wednesday June 5, 2019

May 22, 2019

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Above: F/V Orion fishing off of Kodiak Island, Photo by Grace Allan 

Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Community Council Meeting 

Attendees: Council Members & Alternates, KBNERR Staff, He’eia National Estuarine Research Reserve Staff, and Public

Meeting Preparation: Read June 2019 KBNERR Quarterly Report, June Community Council Agenda and March 2019 Community Council Meeting Minutes

12:00 – 12:45

Networking Lunch

All Participants

12:45 – 1:00

Welcome, Introductions, and Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

Council Chair | George Matz

1:00 – 1:25

Council and Subcommittee Advisory Presentation

Council Chair | George Matz  Council Subcommittee Chairs | Paul Allan & Donna Aderhold

1:25 – 1:45

KBNERR Initiative Updates

KBNERR Staff| Monitoring, Research, Education, and Training

1:45 – 2:00

Break

2:00 – 2:20

He’eia National Estuarine Research Reserve Presentation

HeNERR Staff

2:20 – 2:50

 

He’eia and Kachemak Bay Synergies

NERR Managers | NOAA OCM Staff

2:50 – 3:00

Open Comments for Council & Public

Closing remarks, Meeting Adjourns

KBNERR Community Council Meeting: Friday March 8, 2019

February 25, 2019

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Above: Jacob Argueta, KBNERR Research Technician, working with ADF&G partners on Razor Clam survey collaborations. 

 

Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Community Council Meeting 

Attendees: Council Members & Alternates, Staff, and Public

Meeting Preparation: Read KBNERR March 2019 Quarterly Report , March Community Council Agenda , and December 2018 Community Council Minutes

 

12:00 – 12:10

Welcome, Introductions, and Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

Council Chair | George Matz

12:10 – 12:45

Fiscal and Administrative Update: Reserve Budget

KBNERR Manager | Coowe Walker

12:45 – 1:15

Program Updates: Monitoring, Research, Eduction, and Training

KBNERR Staff

1:15 – 1:30

Break

1:30 – 1:45

Council Subcommittee Updates: Priority Issues

George Matz | Paul Allan | Donna Aderhold

1:45 – 2:45

Management Plan renewal Presentation

KBNERR Staff  and Management Plan Contractor | HSWCD

2:45 – 2:55

Open Comments for Council & Public

2:55 – 3:00

Closing remarks, Meeting Adjourns

KBNERR Community Council Meeting: Wednesday December 5, 2018

January 4, 2019

 

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COASST crew at Outside Beach including Seldovia Village Tribe Partners

 

Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Community Council Meeting 

Attendees: Council Members & Alternates, Staff, Public

Meeting Preparation: Read  KBNERR December 2018 Quarterly Report and KBNERR September 2018 Council Meeting Minutes

December 2018 Agenda

12:00 – 12:10

Welcome and Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

Council Chair | George Matz

12:10 – 12:30

Quarterly Updates

Coowe, Syverine, Rosie, Steve, Jess

12:30 – 1:00

Groundwater and Salmon 8th grade Project Presentation

Homer Middle School| Jen Booz’s Class

KBNERR Education and Watershed Programs | Dana Nelson, Jess Shepherd, Coowe Walker, Jacob Argueta, Chris Guo

1:00 – 1:15

Break

1:15 – 2:20

Connecting Science and Student Success

Presentations

2:20 – 2:35

KBNERR 312 Performance Review Report

Manager| Coowe Walker

2:35 – 2:45

Council Updates: NERR Meeting Report

Council Chair | George Matz

2:45 – 3:00

Open Comments, Closing remarks, Meeting Adjourns

KBNERR Community Council Meeting: Wednesday September 19, 2018

September 26, 2018

 

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Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Community Council Meeting 

Attendees: Council Members & Alternates, Staff, Public, NOAA Office for Coastal Management Evaluation Team

Meeting Preparation: Read  KBNERR September 2018 Quarterly Report and June 2018 Meeting Minutes

Agenda

12:00 – 12:05

Welcome and Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

Council Chair | George Matz

12:05 – 12:15

Introductions

Council Members, Staff and Guests

12:15 – 12:30

NOAA Evaluation Presentation

NOAA Office for Coastal Management | Jean Tanimoto

KBNERR Staff | Syverine Bentz

12:30 – 12:45

Partnerships, Science Communications, and Support:

Focal Area Presentations

KBNERR and ACCS Staff | Coowe Walker, Jessica Shepherd, Matt Carlson

12:45 – 1:00

Break, and transition to Focus Groups

Seminar and Lab Classroom

1:00 – 2:00

Focus groups on KBNERR Strengths Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

20 Minute Rotations

2:15 – 2:45

Recap of Evaluation and Instructions for providing additional feedback

NOAA Office for Coastal Management | Jean Tanimoto

2:45 – 3:00

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Open Comments for Council & Public

KBNERR Community Council Meeting: Wednesday June 6th, 2018

May 25, 2018

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Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Community Council Meeting 

Attendees: Council Members & Alternates, Staff, Public

Meeting Preparation: Read  KBNERR June 2018 Quarterly Report and February 2018 Meeting Minutes

Agenda

12:00 – 1:05 Welcome and Introductions
Council Chair | George Matz
12:05 – 1:10 Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
Council Members
12:10 – 12:20 Fiscal & Staffing Update
KBNERR Manager | Coowe Walker
12:20 – 1:00 Quarterly Updates
KBNERR Staff | Jess, Steve, Syverine, Rosie
1:00 – 1:15 Presentation: Ecological Assessment of Kachemak Bay
Reserve Manager | Coowe Walker – Kasitsna Bay Lab Manager | Kris Holderied
1:15 -1:30 Break

1:30 – 1:45 Presentation: Ecosystem Services of Kachemak Bay
KBNERR Manger & CTP Coordinator | Coowe Walker, Syverine Bentz
1:45 – 2:45 Focus Groups: Ecosystem Services
University of Michigan | SEAS Master’s Team
2:45 – 2:55 Open Comments for Council & Public
2:55 – 3:00 Closing remarks, Meeting Adjourns

KBNERR Community Council Meeting: Wednesday February 28th, 2018

February 19, 2018

 

Attendees: Council Members & Alternates, Staff, Public

Meeting Preparation: Read February 2018 Quarterly Report and December 2017 Meeting Minutes

Agenda

1:00 – 1:05 Welcome and Introductions
Council Chair | George Matz
1:05 – 1:10 Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
Council Members
1:10 – 1:20 Review of Council Positions and Members
Council Chair | George Matz
1:20 – 1:45 Council Updates
Subcommittee Updates | Council Chairs
1:45 – 2:00 Outgoing Manager Appreciation Presentation
Council Chair & Reserve Manager | George Matz & Coowe Walker
2:00 -2:20 Fiscal and Staffing Updates
Reserve Manager | Coowe Walker
2:20 –2:30 Break

2:30 – 2:55 Blue Carbon Project Presentation
KBNERR Watershed Program intern | Emory Wellman
2:55 – 3:15 SASAP Story Map and Case Study Presentation
KBNERR Staff | Jacob Argueta, Coowe Walker, Syverine Bentz
3:15 – 3:45 Quarterly Updates – KBNERR Staff
Coowe, Syverine, Alice, Jim, Laurie, Dana, Rosie, Steve, Jess
3:45 – 3:55 Open Comments for Council & Public
3:55 – 4:00 Closing remarks, Meeting Adjourns