[Coral-List] CALL FOR INPUT (DUE 7/19): NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP)
Roger B. Griffis
Roger.B.Griffis at noaa.gov
Fri Jul 13 14:24:46 EDT 2007
REMINDER - Call for input on the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP)
Comment period closes 7/19
Thank you for all responses.
Please distribute this request to interested contacts.
> Dear colleagues:
> To evaluate and improve the success of its efforts to understand and
> conserve coral reefs, NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
> (CRCP)(http://www.coralreef.noaa.gov/) is undertaking a comprehensive
> external review of the Program. The purpose of the review is to:
> * Evaluate the success of the CRCP in meeting the purposes of the
> Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 (Section 202) and the National
> Coral Reef Action Strategy during the period 2002-2006
> * Provide recommendations that the CRCP may use to improve the Program
> The review will take place in September 2007 and will be conducted by
> a seven-member Blue Ribbon Panel of experts in natural resource
> science and management.
> Federal Register Notice *
> As part of this review, the CRCP is looking for input from
> stakeholders and partners via a Federal Register Notice
> An independent contractor will summarize all comments received in
> response to this request and will provide them to the review panel.
> The CRCP is most interested in obtaining feedback based on the
> public’s interaction and experience with the Program. Background
> information concerning the CRCP and its activities is available on the
> CRCP's website (http://www.coralreef.noaa.gov/review.html)
> The CRCP is seeking input on the following questions. Please note that
> you do not need to address all questions, and the CRCP welcomes
> additional input on topics not covered in the questions listed.
> Because of volume of comments anticipated, the CRCP will not be able
> to individually respond to those providing comments.
> * Is the Program focusing efforts on the right suite of activities
> to advance coral reef conservation?
> * Are the Program's efforts in various geographic areas appropriate
> to address the issues in each region?
> * Are the Program's science and observation efforts (e.g., research,
> mapping, and monitoring) adequately addressing management needs,
> and informing and resulting in management actions?
> * Have the Program's education and outreach efforts been effective
> in reaching the proper audiences?
> * Is the Program providing effective leadership and building useful
> partnerships to advance coral reef conservation?
> * How can the CRCP improve its impact and performance in the future?
> *Your comments must be submitted no later than July 19, 2007. You may
> submit comments electronically via email to **crcp.comments at noaa.gov*
> <mailto:crcp.comments at noaa.gov>*. You may also submit comments in
> writing to: *
> *Coral Reef Conservation Program
> c/o Roger Griffis
> 1305 East-West Highway
> Sta. 10122, (N/ORM)
> Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.*
> /(Optional)/ When you submit your comments, you are welcome to provide
> background information about yourself, such as your organization(s),
> area(s) of expertise, and experience with the CRCP. This information
> will be used by the independent consultant who will compile and
> summarize the comments.
> For additional information contact:
> Roger Griffis <mailto:roger.b.griffis at noaa.gov>
> (roger.b.griffis at noaa.gov)
> Program Coordinator
> Coral Reef Conservation Program
> National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
> (301) 713-3155 x152
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