MPA Watch Training March 13

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Here are the slides for the March 13th training for MPA Watch. Feel free to review the presentation, or check it out if you were unable to attend the training.

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  • Pt Sur
  • Sign up sheet passed around
  • Ed Ricketts
  • Lover’s Point
  • PGMG
  • Asilomar
  • Pt Lobos
  • Ano Nuevo
  • Big Creek
  • Data sheet for Ed Ricketts
  • Shore based angler, rod and reel; note how many people, how many poles. What do you record?
  • How do you record these guys? (They have gear but aren’t fishing yet…)
  • How about these guys?
  • Beach or trail? Only record beach use, not on trail activity (this is subjective…)
  • Ning
  • GPS
  • MPA Watch Training March 13

    1. 1. Welcome!<br />
    2. 2. Volunteer Training March 13th 2010<br />Introduction<br />Changes<br />Conducting an MPA survey<br />Identifying Activity use<br />Onshore<br />Offshore<br />What to bring<br />Equipment<br />
    3. 3. California’s Marine Protected Areas<br />(MPAs)<br />
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    6. 6. The Otter Project<br />
    7. 7. Monterey Coastkeeper<br />
    8. 8. MPA Watch<br />
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    10. 10. So what do we want from you?<br /><ul><li> Attend all required trainings
    11. 11. Training on March 13th, 9 AM to 12 PM
    12. 12. We need 20 hours of monitoring in 2 months
    13. 13. Timing is flexible—at your convenience!
    14. 14. You must coordinate with a partner
    15. 15. Minimum shift is 2 hours at a time
    16. 16. Report data back in a timely fashion
    17. 17. Give us feedback
    18. 18. Required debrief meeting in May</li></li></ul><li>MPA SURVEYS—WHERE?<br />
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    20. 20. Ed Ricketts SMCA<br /><ul><li> Shore based fishing is ok
    21. 21. Kelp harvest by hand,ok</li></li></ul><li>Lovers Point SMR: NO TAKE ALLOWED<br />
    22. 22. Pacific Grove Marine Gardens SMCA:<br /><ul><li> Recreational fishing is ok
    23. 23. Kelp harvest by hand is ok</li></li></ul><li>Asilomar SMR: NO TAKE ALLOWED<br />
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    25. 25. Año Nuevo SMCA<br />
    26. 26. Big Creek SMR, Big Sur: <br />NO TAKE ALLOWED<br />
    27. 27. ONshore vs. OFFshore uses<br />
    28. 28. MPA Watch General Instructions<br />Each “round” should take no more than an hour, one way<br />Carry a copy of your monitoring protocol<br />Fill out a separate data sheet for EACH survey you conduct<br />As you see them, mark activities on the map, using the provided activity codes. <br />Only survey in one direction at a time<br />
    29. 29. MPA Watch General Instructions<br />Only record beach activity on beaches; not on adjacent trails, roads or paths.<br />When recording activities, only record the activity people are engaging in when you observe them. ((For example, if you see people hiking with binoculars, record them as hiking, not wildlife viewing.)) <br />Some surveys may have no activity. It still counts as a survey—fill out a data sheet, and mark no activity.<br />
    30. 30. MPA Watch General Instructions<br />At the end of the day, fill out the survey compilation sheet. Each survey should be tallied in a separate column. SAVE your survey datasheet AND the compilation sheet<br />Safety first! DO NOT compromise your safety in order to stick to monitoring protocol <br />
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    33. 33. WHEN to survey your MPA<br />Surveys are an hour long<br />2 surveys a week for 2 months<br />15 survey minimum<br />Preferred:<br />½ before noon<br />½ after noon<br />AT LEAST ½ on weekends<br />AT LEAST 5 on weekdays<br />
    34. 34. SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY¹<br />¹ Please don’t sue us<br />
    35. 35. Identifying Activities<br />?<br />
    36. 36. ONSHORE ACTIVITIES: Anything without a boat!<br />
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    46. 46. OFFSHORE<br />
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    67. 67. Don’t forget your jacket…(what to bring in the field)<br />Binoculars (1 pair/person)<br />GPS (1/team OR 1/person if triangulating)<br />Spare batteries (most equipment requires AAs)<br />Digital camera (if available)<br />Clip board<br />Datasheets<br />Survey compilation sheet<br />
    68. 68. Don’t forget your jacket…(what to bring in the field)<br />Monitoring protocol<br />Watch or clock<br />Pencils & pens (pencils are preferable in wet weather)<br />Necessary maps<br />Personal items (suggestions only)<br />Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing (might we suggest layers?)<br />Water<br />First aid supplies<br />Tissue<br />Sun block, sunglasses, etc.<br />
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    70. 70. GPS<br />
    71. 71. Thank you!<br />

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