Sanctuary Advisory Council

Sanctuary Advisory Council members

The Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC) 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.

The council renewed its charter and added a Mendocino/Sonoma County Community At-Large seat in February, 2016. Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter (1.1 MB PDF).

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary seeks candidates to fill three vacancies on its Advisory Council, including Youth (Primary), Community-At-Large, Mendocino/Sonoma County (Primary and Alternate).  Please submit completed applications, available below, by August 31, 2016 to carolyn.gibson@noaa.gov.
Download Youth Primary Application (PDF, 349kb)
Download Mendocino/Sonoma Application (PDF, 121Kb)