MSP Preliminary Draft Documents Available

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The Preliminary Draft Marine Spatial Plan is now available! These preliminary documents are intended to provide key stakeholders and tribes an opportunity to conduct an early review of the plan and provide feedback to state agencies on plan content. A formal draft is currently expected to be released for public comment in May. The preliminary… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Alla Weinstein

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Alla Weinstein WCMAC Energy Industry Seat Alla is a renewable energy entrepreneur. She is also a founder of Trident Winds, LLC, a project development company works to provide deep-water offshore wind solutions. Alla is a former Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President of Principle Power Inc, a deep water offshore wind technology company. She successfully… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Sally Toteff

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Sally Toteff WCMAC Ecology Seat Sally is the regional director for the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Southwest and Olympic Peninsula Region. She grew up on the lower Columbia River and has spent her career working on environmental and natural resource issues in local and state governments as well as the private sector. Sally has… Read more »

Member Spotlight: David Fluharty

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David Fluharty Education institution Dave is an associate professor at the University of Washington School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA). He has spent a lifetime researching marine issues, educating future marine professionals, and committing himself to public service. Dave teaches specialized courses in marine protected area management, marine spatial planning, U.S. fisheries management and… Read more »

Marxan Workshop Materials

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Thanks to many of you who were able to join the Spatial Analysis Workshop. If you were unable to attend or are looking for more information about what was discussed, some materials are available here for you. Marxan Overview Marxan Presentation Renewable Energy Examples Small Group Handout Full Video Additionally, the PNNL report was referenced… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Dale Beasley

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Dale Beasley WCMAC Commercial Fishing Seat Dale is the President of the Coalition of Coastal Fisheries and of the Columbia River Crab Fishermen’s Association. He is an active member of the Pacific County Marine Resources Committee, sits on the Advisory Committee for the Pacific County Shoreline Management Program, and is an advisory member to the… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Charles Costanzo

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Charles Costanzo WCMAC Shipping Seat Charlie is the Vice President of the American Waterways Operators Pacific Region. He advocates on behalf of the U.S. tugboat, towboat, and barge industry throughout the U.S. West Coast, Alaska, and Hawaii. His primary areas of focus include Jones Act trade, oil spill prevention and response, air and water quality… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Mark Plackett

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Mark Plackett WCMAC Citizen Seat Mark and his wife, Holly, have been married over forty years and run a business together in Ocean Shores called Plackett Enterprises. He works as a consultant in business-to-business services for a wide variety of clients, including government agencies, military, manufacturing companies, and unions. Mark sits on the Grays Harbor… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Casey Dennehy

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Casey Dennehy WCMAC Recreation Seat Casey is the Washington Coast Program Manager for the Surfrider Foundation. He is actively engaged in the Shoreline Master Plan updates for Grays Harbor County, is the chair of the Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee, sits on the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, and directs Surfrider’s Coastal… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Jeff Ward

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Jeff Ward WCMAC Coastal Energy Seat Jeff worked as the Senior Program Manager for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Sequim for over twenty eight years. He now owns his own consulting firm that specializes in environmental program design, implementation, and management. Jeff is a member of the Northwest Straits Commission, Northwest Straits Foundation,… Read more »