The Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council) is a community-based advisory group that was established to provide advice to the sanctuary manager. The Council was established in 1996 and has a broad representation consisting of 52 members. The Council links the sanctuary with State and Federal agencies, and its various user groups such as: researchers, educators, county residents, policy makers, and Native Hawaiians.
The Council holds meetings on a regular basis that are open to the public. In addition, the Council has formed three standing committees for research, education, and conservation, as well as several working groups that meet to address current issues. Membership applications are accepted annually.
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