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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: Wed March 2nd, 12-3 pm at Reserve Headquarters

February 28, 2016

Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Community Council Meeting

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2015
12:00 pm  – 3:00 pm
Reserve Headquarters Seminar Room, 2181 Kachemak Drive, Homer
Teleconference information on agenda

 

 

 

Agenda

12:00 Welcome and Introductions- George Matz
12:05 Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
12:10 Review of Charter Updates/ChangesSyverine Abrahamson
12:30 Selection of New Council MembersGeorge Matz
1:00 Proposal to hold a future Council meeting in Seldovia– Jessica Shepherd
1:15 Break
1:30 Manager Report- Jessica Shepherd
1:45 Quarterly ReportsKBNERR Staff
2:15 Updates from Council and Agency members
2:45 Council and Public Comment
3:00 Closing Remarks, Meeting Adjourns

 

New Community Council Member Recruitment

January 12, 2016

We are looking for a few great men and women!  The Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is seeking interested people to fill 2 vacancies on the Community Council for the Reserve starting in March 2016 as well as 2 people to serve as alternates 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 February 10th, 2016 and the next meeting is Wednesday March 2nd, 2016.

If you are interested in being on the Council, please submit the attached Council Application, references and resume no later than February 10th, 2016. If you have any questions, please call (907) 235-4791 or email isabrahamson@uaa.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!

 

Kachemak Bay NERR: Pulse of the Bay Fall 2015 newsletter

December 22, 2015

We are pleased to distribute Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Pulse of the Bay Fall 2015 newsletter (click here for newsletter).  In this issue we highlight new directions in research and monitoring, Semester By the Bay interns and fishing education. We also provide an update on the KBNERR’s ongoing transformation to a new partnership.

There’s lots happening here at the KBNERR! Take a moment to read and learn more.

Warm winter wishes from all of us here at KBNERR.

 

KBNERR Community Council Meeting: Wed Dec 16th, 2015 12-3 pm at Reserve Headquarters

December 9, 2015

Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Community Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
12:00 pm  – 3:00 pm
Reserve Headquarters Seminar Room, 2181 Kachemak Drive, Homer
Teleconference: (800)315-6338, p.c. 55905

AGENDA

12:00 Welcome and Introductions- George Matz

12:05 Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes and Agenda

12:10 Special Presentation- George Matz

1:00 Quarterly ReportsAngie, Jessica, Syverine

1:30  Break

1:40 Updates from Council and Agency members

2:00 Update On KBRR Transition- Jessica

2:10 Council Business
• Members Renewed
• Website Update
• Application and process for selecting new Council member
• Review of the community council charter
Next steps: Charter and Council Packet workgroups

2:50 Council and Public Comment

3:00 Closing Remarks, Meeting Adjourns

 

KBRR Community Council meeting: Wed September 9th 12-3pm

August 28, 2015

Kachemak Bay Research Reserve
Community Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center- Seminar Room

Teleconference: (800)315-6338, p.c. 55905

AGENDA

12:00 Welcome and Introductions- George Matz
12:05 Approval of Previous June Meeting Minutes
12:10 Watershed Program Highlights- Graduate Researcher Brianna
12:30 Quarterly Reports
1:00 Updates from Council and Agency members
1:15 Update On KBRR Transition, Facilities & Timeline, sign photos for key supporters – Jessica and Matt Carlson
1:30 Break
1:45 Council Review

  • Transition the community council to UAA- function of the community council moving forward
  • Review of the community council charter
  • Process for selecting new Council members, renew expired members, determine who makes these appointments
  • Discuss function of Council under UAA – what changes, what stays the same
  • Identify next steps – Charter development/workgroup, recruitment workgroup, Council packet, etc.

2:45 Council and Public Comment
3:00 Closing Remarks, Meeting Adjourns

 

You’re invited to a celebration

June 17, 2015

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KBRR Community Council meeting: Wed June 10 at 12-3pm

May 27, 2015

Kachemak Bay Research Reserve
Community Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 10 2015
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center- Seminar Room

AGENDA

12:00 Welcome- George Matz 

12:05  Approval of  meeting minutes and agenda

12:10 June 2015 Quarterly ReportAngie, Carmen

12:40 Updates from Council and Agency members

1:00  Update on KBRR partner transition, facilities, & timeline- Jessica and Kieth Boggs

1:30  FY16 Financial Report- Jessica

1:45 Break

2:00 Alaska Center for Conservation Science/ AKNHP Presentation- Keith Boggs

The following documents will be referenced for this discussion: 2013 Charter ReviewAdvisory Bodies within UAAApproved Charter 2014Council Overview 2015

  • What are envisioned opportunities for KBNERR?
  • How does KBNERR Council best fit this structure?
  • What is the process for selecting new Council members? Steve Lewis
  • Identify next step- Charter development/workgroup, recruitment workgroup, Council packet, etc.

2:30 Thank You Correspondences- Jessica

2:45 Council and Public Comment

3:00 Meeting Adjourns