CDFW has done a lot of preliminary work on the SWAP Update – and wants to share their findings with you to ensure a robust plan. Eleven meetings throughout the state have been scheduled. Locations include: Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Bishop, San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Rosa, Redding and Eureka. Dates, times, and locations. See below for times and locations.
The purpose of these meetings is to:
- Inform the public of the SWAP 2015 Update
- Ensure broad public participation, and
- Solicit input on the target habitats and the preliminary conservation strategies.
The SWAP examines the health of fish and wildlife populations and prescribes conservation strategies to conserve species and habitats before they become rare and more costly to protect. The plan also promotes wildlife conservation while furthering responsible use and enjoyment by an ever increasing human population. The conservation strategies take into consideration the relationship between the biology and ecology of the natural environment, together with the social, economic, political and institutional systems that may affect the habitats being conserved.
Doors will open ½ hour before the time stated for each Scoping Meeting. Most meetings begin at 6 p.m. The two exceptions are Los Angeles (7 p.m.) and San Luis Obispo (1 p.m.) A formal presentation will provide an overview of the SWAP Update process including purpose, background, benefits and timeline. Information on individual regional targets relevant to each meeting will then be presented. Small group discussions will follow. Participants will be asked for their opinion on six questions pertinent to the SWAP Update. An Open House will be held both before and after the presentations and group discussions. Attendees can view posters of the relevant targets and associated threats and stresses. Most importantly, your comments on the process will be sought. Comments can be submitted via email, mail or by a (soon-to-be-developed) online comment form.
Please come, learn about SWAP 2015 Update and provide your comments on the conservation strategies being developed. Your input is important!
Schedule of meetings:
October 3, 2013 (6-9 p.m.)
West Sacramento Galleria
1110 West Capitol Avenue
October 15, 2013 (7-10 p.m.)
Aquarium of the Pacific – Ocean Theater
100 Aquarium Way
October 16, 2013 (6-9 p.m.)
San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road, Room 401
October 17, 2013 (6-9 p.m.)
UC Riverside Palm Desert Center
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Room B-200
October 24, 2013 (6-9 p.m.)
California Dept. of General Services – Large Assembly Room
2550 Mariposa Mall
October 25, 2013 (1-4 p.m.)
San Luis Obispo
Ludwick Community Assembly Room
864 Santa Rosa Street
October 28, 2013 (6-9 p.m.)
Tri County Fairgrounds – Tallman Pavilion
Sierra Street and Fair Drive
November 5, 2013 (6-9 p.m.)
San Leandro Library – Karp Room
300 Estudillo Avenue
November 6, 2013 (6-9 p.m.)
Laguna Environmental Center – Heron Hall
900 Sanford Road (at the corner of Occidental Road)
November 7, 2013 (6-9 p.m.),
South Lake Tahoe
Inn By the Lake – Sierra Nevada Room
3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
November 12, 2013 (6-9 p.m.)
Turtle Bay Museum–Museum Classroom
840 Sundial Bridge Drive
November 13, 2013 (6-9 p.m.)
Wharfinger Building – Great Room
1 Marina Way