Public Meetings, Webinar Set on Artificial Reefs in California

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will host public meetings to provide information on CDFW’s role in the placement and management of artificial reefs in California, including laws and regulations; historical background; what the public should expect, and what CDFW needs to move forward with the potential placement of new artificial reefs in state waters. This meeting will be focused on the need for a baseline assessment of existing artificial reefs in California to inform a statewide scientifically based artificial reef plan. Additionally, the meetings will provide an opportunity for CDFW to gain a better understanding of interested stakeholders’ concerns and comments related to artificial reefs. For further information, please contact CDFW Environmental Program Manager Becky Ota at (650) 631-6789 •

A conference line and webinar option has been set up to participate remotely for the Los Alamitos meeting on April 25, 2017. Only the Los Alamitos meeting will have a webinar and phone line open to anyone that cannot be there in person.  Due to limited space at the Los Alamitos meeting site, we encourage the use of the webinar option.

Instructions for joining the Los Alamitos artificial reef webinar meeting:

Call in to the meeting using the following information:

Dial-in Number:  (515) 604-9775
Access Code: 596413

You will be placed on mute once you connect.  Further instructions will be provided during the meeting.

Click here to access the presentation in the webinar

If you don’t have Skype or Lync (same company) on your computer then you will be prompted to download the Skype web app as follows:

  1. Download and install the Skype for Business Web App plug-in (small file)
  2. After installation, click on “Join the Meeting”
  3. Skype for Business Web App will open in a new window

Once the meeting loads, click on “don’t join audio”.  DO NOT USE the Skype/Lync audio when asked. We are using a different conference line – the number you dialed into above – as the only source of audio.

post by CDFW Senior Marine Environmental Scientist Brian Owens