Bolt appointed to National Ocean Council Governance Coordinating Council
From: Cherokee One Feather
Eastern Woodland American Indians now have a new advocate and voice on the President’s National Ocean Council Governance Coordinating Council. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Water Quality Section Supervisor Michael Bolt has been appointed to serve a two year term. On Feb. 23, 2011, the National Ocean Council established the Governance Coordinating Committee (GCC), in consultation with appropriate state, tribal, and local governments and organizations, to serve as a key coordinating body on inter-jurisdictional ocean policy issues. The GCC consists of 18 members from states, federally recognized tribes, and local governments.
New Article on Evaluating Trade-offs among Ecosystem Services to Inform MSP
A new article in the international journal Marine Policy examines an ecosystem service trade-off analysis framework applied to marine spatial planning. This approach can reveal valuable information on management options and point to the benefits of comprehensive planning.