Sanctuary Advisory Council Recruitment

2016 Advisory Council Members

The Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary seeks applicants for the Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC). The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent. The SAC holds quarterly meetings within the regions of San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, and Bodega Bay.

Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve a three-year term.

The advisory council consists of approximately 30 primary and alternate members, including community-at-large (Marin/Sonoma); community-at-large (San Francisco/San Mateo); community-at-large (Mendocino/Sonoma); conservation (two seats); education; maritime activities (commercial); maritime activities (recreational); commercial fishing activities, youth; and research. There are also five governmental seats representing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Resources Agency, National Park Service, U.S. Coast Guard and NOAA Fisheries.

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries National Sanctuary Advisory Council Handbook

Current Vacancies (1)

Education Alternate (1 vacancy)

Education Seat Description/Qualifications:

  • Affiliation with educational institutions or organizations active in communities near the sanctuary
  • Ability to effectively communicate with multiple institutions and educators
  • Direct experience with marine or Great Lakes education programs
  • Experience, ability, and availability to conduct educational outreach consistent with the goals of the sanctuary and the mission of the council
  • Commitment and availability of time to chair and/or participate on the council’s education working group or subcommittee

How to Apply

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Deadline to apply is Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:59PM PST.

Introduction Letter

Application Form

Please submit your completed application form, and any attached statements or documents, to by the given deadline.