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Protection Council talks dams, project funding
by Cerena Johnson,
10/27/2007 The Eureka Reporter
California Ocean Protection Council gathered at the Wharfinger
Building Thursday to discuss ocean-related research, projects
and environmental issues affecting the state.
The council focuses on the protection and management of
coastal and ocean resources, in addition to working to
implement Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Ocean Action Plan
issued in 2004.
“All things that are ocean ultimately come through to the
protection council,” said Sandy Cooney, deputy secretary for
communications for the California Resources Agency.
The council comprises Secretary for Resources and council
Chairperson Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Environmental
Protection Linda Adams, Lt. Gov. and State Lands Commission
Chairperson John Garamendi, state Assemblymember Pedro Nava,
state Sen. Darrell Steinberg, Golding Group Chief Executive
Officer and President Susan Golding and Port of Los Angeles
Director Geraldine Knatz.
The council discussed a number of items Thursday, including
the status of the Klamath River dams negotiations, fish and
water supplies in the state’s coastal rivers and streams, and
issues affecting salmon throughout the state.
Other topics of discussion included California Sea Grant
Additionally, the council opted to appropriate $7.5 million
for the California Seafloor Mapping Program for the 2007-08
fiscal year, and $7.5 million for a subsequent year.
The project will be a collaboration of various agencies
focused on data collection, sampling and map production to be
used to guide ocean-management decisions.
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