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Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Sanctuary Advisor Council Applicants

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Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for open positions on its Sanctuary Advisory Council. The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.

The sanctuary is accepting applications for each of the following seats: Community at Large – San Francisco/San Mateo (alternate position), Community at Large – Mendocino/Sonoma (alternate position), Conservation (one alternation position), Education (primary and alternate positions), and Youth (alternate position).

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The application period is open as of March 1, 20234. Completed applications are due by March 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Applications not received by this deadline will not be considered. For more information, including a copy of the application, please visit https://farallones.noaa.gov/manage/sac_recruitment.html 

Selected applicants should expect to serve a three-year term. Advisory council members also serve as liaisons to their represented communities. The advisory council is composed of 10 non-governmental, voluntary members representing commercial fishing, conservation, education, maritime activities, research, youth, and the community-at-large. The advisory council also includes governmental seats representing the California Natural Resources Agency, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, NOAA Fisheries, National Park Service, United States Coast Guard, and United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary actively recruits for new members when positions are available. The council meets quarterly, with special meetings as needed.

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Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary protects the wildlife, habitats, and cultural resources of one of the most diverse and bountiful marine environments in the world, an area of 3,295 square miles off the northern and central California coast. The waters within Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary are a nationally significant marine ecosystem, and support an abundance of life, including many threatened and endangered species. Check out our website frequently for updates on how you can help take care of your underwater treasures!



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