Friday, December 8, 2017

Webinar Series: Marine Protected Area Management and the Role of Federal Agencies, States and the Public

Hosted by AFWA’s Ocean Resources Policy Committee

Please join us for a webinar series on U.S. marine protected area (MPA) programs. Each webinar will feature presentations on individual federal agency MPA programs and will discuss legal authorities, program objectives, designation processes, management approaches, relationships with state governments, stakeholder engagement and public involvement. The webinars will be formatted to allow for interactive discussion and questions with the federal agency representatives after each formal presentation. Please see the attached invitation and below for more information on upcoming opportunities and how to join the discussion!

Marine Protected Areas 101

December 14th, 2:00-3:00 ET

Lauren Wenzel,  Director
U.S. National Marine Protected Areas Center
NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (bio attached)

This webinar will provide an introductory overview from the National Marine Protected Areas Center to the nation’s MPA programs, including the definition of an MPA, and the different federal, state and partnership programs that manage MPAs.

How to Join

After registering via the link above, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please feel free to forward the information about this webinar series to any of your colleagues who may have an interest in this topic!

Contact Devin DeMario ( or 202-838-2562) with questions.