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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 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

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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

 

 

 

Community Council Member Recruitment 2018

January 12, 2018

 

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Council Members, KBNERR Staff, and Agency Representatives pose in the Seldovia Harbor during the June Community Council Field Trip.

We are looking for a few great men and women!  The Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is seeking interested people to fill vacancies on the Community Council for the Reserve starting in April 2018.  The primary purpose of the Council is to support the Reserve’s research, education and training programs by providing an organized structure for dialogue and recommendations between Reserve staff and people in the community interested in natural science research and education.

The Council consists of nine voting members who embody a broad base of interests including: education, research, various communities around and outside of the Bay, commercial and sport fishing, recreation and tourism, local businesses, conservation groups, Native Alaskans, oil spill management and response, industry/business, subsistence/personal use, local governments, and citizens at large. Members will be sought who encompass more than one perspective and/or interest.

The Charter that creates the framework for the Council is included with this package. The Council meets at the Reserve headquarters in Homer on a quarterly basis. Applications for new members are due by April 28th, 2018 at next Council Meeting.

If you are interested in being on the Council, please submit the attached Council Application, references and resume no later than April 28th, 2018. If you have any questions, please call (907) 235-4791 or email syverine@alaska.edu.  Your interest will be rewarded by the opportunity to help shape the direction of research, education and stewardship in Kachemak Bay – we encourage you to apply!