Michele Culver
Regional Director

360-249-1229 Fax

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

Heather Reed
Coastal Policy Coordinator

360-249-1229 fax

Jessi Doerpinghaus
Coastal Marine Policy Analyst


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

North Pacific Coast MRC members
Member Organization Representation
Tami Pokorny Jefferson County Government (Coordinator)
Steve Allison Hoh Tribe Government
Katie Krueger Quileute Tribe Government
Jennifer Hagen Quileute Tribe Government (alternate)
Dana Sarff Makah Tribe Government
Rod Fleck City of Forks Government
Cathy Lear Clallam County Government
John Hunter Clallam County Education
Rich Osborne Clallam County Citizen and Volunteer Facilitator
Roy Morris Clallam County Citizen
John Richmond Jefferson County Citizen
Jill Silver Jefferson County Science
Chiggers Stokes Jefferson County Citizen
Liam Antrim Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Ex-Officio
Kathy Steichen Olympic National Park Ex-Officio
Louis Johnson Olympic National Park Ex-Officio
Chris Byrnes WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Ex-Officio
Ian Miller WA Sea Grant Ex-Officio

Signed resolution establishing a Marine Resource Committee [PDF]

North Pacific Coast MRC Meeting Notes and Audio Recordings

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