Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: This is a key program for fostering participation of local residents of the oil spill area in the EVOS restoration program. The program is successfully organized and functioning and needs to turn its attention to concrete achievements in FY97.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: (Not Available)
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: Fund, including addition of a community facilitator in Seldovia and additional travel for community facilitators to EVOS workshops. The proposal has been revised to eliminate funding of a computer network (a decision on this should be deferred until the communities and their regional organizations--in particular, CRRC, Chugach Heritage Foundation, Kodiak Area Native Assoc., and Kodiak Island Borough--come forward with a collaborative plan to establish a network, train communities to use the network and provide for maintenance and other operational costs of the network). In addition, the traditional knowledge component of the project is now included in Project 97052B/TEK. Project 97052A continues a program to facilitate communication and interaction among the Trustee Council, scientists, and residents of communities impacted by the oil spill.