Michele Culver
Regional Director

360-249-4628
360-249-1229 Fax
michele.culver@dfw.wa.gov

For more information,
hard copies of documents,
or to get involved
please contact:

Heather Reed
Coastal Policy Coordinator

360-249-1202
360-249-1229 fax
Heather.Reed@dfw.wa.gov

Jessi Doerpinghaus
Coastal Marine Policy Analyst

360-2491224
Jessi.Doerpinghaus@dfw.wa.gov

Washington Department of
Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way N
Olympia WA 98501-1091

 

 
North Pacific Coast

Coastal MRCs
North Pacific Coast

Mission: The North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee will actively promote ecosystem resilience through understanding, conserving, and restoring our marine resources. This will be accomplished through research, education, community engagement and advocacy for our shared marine environment and the sustainability of its coastal communities.

North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee (NPC MRC) was formed by county officials in September 2009 after the completion of a thorough exploratory process. The joint MRC, consisting of Western Clallam and Jefferson Counties, allows the two counties to share the West End MRC staff resources and funding. The current list of committee members appointed by the County Commissioners can be viewed below.

Priority Future Actions for 2013

  • Continued MRC representation and participation in the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council
  • Continuing educational partnerships to support the Essential Ocean Literacy Principles and the Essential Principles of Climate Change
  • Data compilation and spatial analysis of marine debris patterns on the North Olympic Peninsula
  • Annual cleanup of marine debris from the North Coast beaches
  • Publication of The Whale Trail  brochure to educate Clallam and Jefferson County citizens about migratory and resident marine mammal populations and where to view them
  • Implementation of natural resources related Senior Culminating Projects
  • West End Natural Resources newsletter
  • Citizen science fair and  barbeque

Contact the MRC coordinator, Tami Pokorny (Jefferson County), for more information.

Tami Pokorny
Jefferson County Water Quality and Environmental Health
615 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Ph: (360) 379-4498
Fx: (360) 385-9401
tpokorny@co.jefferson.wa.us

North Pacific Coast MRC members

Name

Organization

Representation

John Richmond

 

Economic/Scientific Groups

Jill Silver

 

Conservation/Environmental Groups

Chiggers Stokes

 

Recreational Groups

John Hunter

 

Clallum County

Roy Morris

 

Clallum County

Rich Osborne

 

Clallum County

Rod Fleck

City of Forks

Government

Steve Allison

Hoh Tribe

Government

Micah McCarty

Makah Tribe

Government

Katie Krueger

Quileute Tribe

Government

Marjorie Dickson

 

Jefferson County


Signed resolution establishing a Marine Resource Committee [PDF]

North Pacific Coast MRC Meeting Notes and Audio Recordings

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