The following is courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife:
Greetings Fish and Wildlife Stakeholders,
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), in partnership with the Ocean Protection Council (OPC), is in the early planning stages of developing a statewide, ecosystem-based, adaptive Kelp Restoration and Management Program (KRMP) for giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) and bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana). The KRMP development process is anticipated to occur over the course of three to five years. To successfully develop the KRMP and ensure it reflects the best available science and community perspectives, CDFW and OPC will collaborate with the ocean community through the development of a community working group and are seeking nominees for the KRMP Community Working Group. This informal advisory body provides Tribes, stakeholders, and interested members of the public with the opportunity to:
Advise on and inform the development of the KRMP, including providing feedback on KRMP drafts and sharing community perspectives, priorities, and concerns to be considered in the KRMP.
Share information about the KRMP and its progress with communities, including helping to identify communications channels, strategies, target audiences, known barriers, etc.
Nominations are sought to represent the following sectors:
California Tribes (e.g., leadership or designated staff, federally and non-federally recognized, traditional and cultural practitioners)