The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council provides the sanctuary superintendent with advice on a variety of identified priority issues for the sanctuary. The advisory council, through its members, serves as a liaison to the community regarding sanctuary issues and acts as a conduit, relaying the community’s interests, concerns, and management needs to the sanctuary. As a community-based body the advisory council members represent public interest groups, local industry, commercial and recreational user groups, academia, conservation groups, government agencies, and the general public. Members serve three-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms in one seat.
Read the Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter (9.2MB PDF).
The council amended their charter on August 23, 2012 to add a non-voting youth seat. Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter Amendment #1 (181KB PDF)
We are recruiting several seats: Conservation (Primary and Alternate), Research (Primary and Alternate), Maritime Activities- Recreational (Primary and Alternate), Community At-Large Marin/Sonoma (Primary and Alternate), and Community At-Large San Francisco/San Mateo (Alternate).
Beginning immediately, we will accept applications and nominations for council membership. Read our introductory cover letter from the Superintendent to learn more about the role of the Sanctuary Advisory Council and the recruitment process.
Download your application here.
Qualifications for the open seats are:
ability to effectively communicate with multiple institutions and scientists;
Maritime Activities (Recreational):
If you have any questions concerning the council feel free to contact Leslie Abramson, Advisory Council Coordinator, at 415-561-6622 ext 306 or Leslie.Abramson@noaa.gov.