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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 Virtual Community Council Meeting: Friday June 5, 2020

June 3, 2020

Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Virtual Community Council Meeting

Attendees: Council Members and Alternates, KBNERR Staff, and invitees.

Meeting Preparation: June 2020 Quarterly Report, June 2020 Community Council Agenda, and March 2020 Community Council Meeting Minutes.

Please join the meeting 15 minutes early if you have questions or concerns regarding the videoconferencing platform. 

Join Zoom meeting:

https://alaska.zoom.us/j/96777478975?pwd=WUl4a3BPMzZ5ZVlnMW9zN3lvNXF6QT09

Password: 382246 Toll Free Dial-in Number: (669)-900-6833 Meeting ID: 967 7747 8975

 

12:00 – 12:10

Welcome, Virtual Meeting Protocols, and Tech Check 

Virtual Meeting Facilitator | Syverine Bentz

12:10 – 12:30

KBNERR Administrative Q&A and Update

KBNERR Manager | Coowe Walker 

12:30 – 1:00

Introductions and Summer Student Projects

KBNERR Manager | Coowe Walker 

KBNERR Students

KBNERR Agency Reps

1:00 – 1:05

Open Public Comments  

1:05 – 1:30

Research Subcommittee: Q&A and Updates 

Research and Monitoring Staff, Update on Research Partnerships

Facilitator | Rosie Masui 

1:30-1:55

Education Subcommittee: Q&A and Updates 

Training and Education Staff, Update on Education Partnerships

Facilitator | Syverine Bentz 

1:55 – 2:00

Closing remarks, Meeting Adjourns

KBNERR Community Council Meeting: Wednesday March 4, 2020

February 21, 2020

 

Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Community Council Meeting

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

Meeting Preparation: Read the March 2020 Quarterly Report, March 2020 Community Council Agenda, and December 2019 Community Council Meeting Minutes.

 

12:00 – 12:05

Welcome and Introductions

Council Chair | George Matz

 

Council Members

12:05 – 12:50

Presentations

12:05 – 12:20

What can our water quality monitoring tell us about winter conditions past and present?

KBNERR Staff | Steve Baird, Research Coordinator

Council Agency Member | Kris Holderied, Kasitsna Bay Lab Director

 

KBNERR Manager | Coowe Walker (and Kris Holderied?)

12:20 – 12:35

Salmon Education: New ideas for KBNERR to work with area schools

Council Member | Jane Middleton

Guest | Sheryl Sotelo

 

 

12:35 – 12:50

Kenai River Center: Education Programs and Updates

Council Agency Member | Lucas Byker, Kenai River Center Manager

 

 

Fiscal and Administrative Update

KBNERR Manager | Coowe Walker

12:50 – 1:00

KBNERR Fiscal and Administrative Update

KBNERR Staff | Coowe Walker, Manager

 

 

Fiscal and Administrative Update

KBNERR Manager | Coowe Walker

1:00 – 1:10

Break and Screening of ‘The Heartbeat’

 

1:10 – 1:50

Council Business and Discussion

Reflections on Presentations

Feedback on KBNERR Programs

Review Council Meeting Structure and Dates

Council Subcommittee Roles

Other Council business

 

1:50 – 2:00

Open Public Comments

2:00 – 2:10

Closing remarks, Meeting Adjourns

2:10 – 3:00

Council Committee meetings

Research Committee Chair | Donna Aderhold

Education Committee Chair | Paul Allen

Legislative Committee Chair | George Matz

 

 

 

 

KBNERR Community Council Meeting: Wednesday December 4, 2019

November 20, 2019

Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Community Council Meeting 

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

Meeting Preparation: Read the December 2019 Quarterly Report, December Community Council Agenda and September 2019 Community Council Meeting Minutes.

12:00 – 12:10

Welcome, Introductions, and Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

Council Chair | George Matz

12:10 – 12:50

Groundwater Presentations

Homer Middle School 8th Grade Class

12:50 – 1:00

Fiscal and Administrative Updates

KBNERR Manager| Coowe Walker

1:00 – 1:20

Program Updates

KBNERR Staff

1:20 – 1:30

Council Communications

Council Chair | George Matz

1:30 – 1:40

 

Council Subcommittee Updates

Council Subcommittee Chairs | Paul Allan & Donna Aderhold

1:40 – 1:50

Break

 1:50 – 2:05              Ongoing and Future Partnerships

                                       Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area Manager | Mike Booz

 

 2:05 – 2:20              KPC Kachemak Bay Campus Presentation

                                       Kachemak Bay Campus Director | Reid Brewer

                                       Professor of Biology | Debbie Tobin

2:20 – 2:50              Salmon Fellowship Presentations

                                      2019 Salmon Fellows | Donna Aderhold, Catie Bursch, and Marcus Mueller

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

                                  Closing remarks, Meeting Adjourns

 

New Community Council Member Recruitment

November 7, 2019

We are looking for a few great men and women!  The Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is seeking interested people to fill 3 vacancies on the Community Council for the Reserve starting in January 2020 as well as 1 person to serve as an alternate who will substitute, at quarterly meetings, for council members who are absent.  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 December 4th, 2019.

If you are interested in being on the Council, please submit the attached Council Application, references and resume no later than December 4th, 2019. If you have any questions, please call (907) 235-1597 or email ajrademacher@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!

 

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

 

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

 

Nearshore Fish Sampling

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