Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Get Involved section includes Advisory Council and Volunteer With Us
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Get Involved section includes Advisory Council and Volunteer With Us Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Get Involved section includes Advisory Council and Volunteer With Us

Sanctuary Advisory Council Recruitment

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Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is currently seeking 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 meetings every two months within the regions of the Olympic Peninsula and occasionally Puget Sound. SAC activities are governed by Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter and Office of National Marine Sanctuaries National Sanctuary Advisory Council Handbook.

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 should expect to serve a three-year term. Primary seats represent a certain agency, tribe, user, or stakeholder group. Alternate seats fill a particular seat in the absence of the primary seat.

Application deadline is Monday, November 26, 2018

CURRENT VACANCIES (1):

  • Tourism and Economic Development (Alternate)

Advisory Council Seat Application Form (PDF, 1.2 MB)

The advisory council consists of voting and non-voting seats. Voting seats include seven primary and seven alternate non-governmental members:

  • Citizen-at-large (providing a general overview of and links to the community at large)
  • Marine Business and Industry (representing ports, shipping and transportation)
  • Conservation (representing conservation and environmental organizations);
  • Research
  • Education
  • Fishing (representing commercial fishing, charter fishing and/or recreational fishing)
  • Tourism and Economic Development (representing business, economic development, tourism, recreation, and chambers of commerce)

There are also eight governmental seats representing:

  • Hoh Tribe
  • Jefferson, Clallam, or Grays Harbor counties
  • Makah Tribe
  • WA Fish and Wildlife
  • Quileute Tribe
  • Washington Department of Natural Resources
  • Quinault Indian Nation
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Non-voting seats on the council include:

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • NOAA Fisheries
  • U.S. National Park Service
  • Grays Harbor Marine Resource Committee
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • North Pacific Coast Marine Resource Committee
  • U.S. Navy


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