Public participation is key to developing an effective SWAP. CDFW is committed to involving partners early in the process and using traditional and technological innovations to engage the public at all important decision points.
The public will be actively engaged through stakeholder outreach, scoping and document review. There will be two public scoping opportunities; the first will invite input from the public and stakeholders on the draft strategies developed for ecoregions, watersheds, and the marine environment. The second will provide the public with the opportunity to provide input on the draft document itself, prior to its final publishing.
The initial public scoping meetings are being planned for October and November 2013 in eleven locations throughout the state. Locations include: Eureka, Redding, Santa Rosa, Sacramento, Monterey, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and San Diego. Dates and locations will be posted to the SWAP website when confirmed.