Apply for Membership

a sanctuary advisory council meeting

Sanctuary Advisory Council Membership Recruitment

Individuals appointed to the 11 public seats on the Sanctuary Advisory Council serve voluntary terms of two to three years. A few times each year, with the approach of end-of-term dates for various seats, a recruitment period is opened to provide a public opportunity for interested persons to apply for membership for open positions on the council. Currently serving advisory council members may also seek to be reappointed, subject to term limit provisions described within the council's charter.

Application Review Status: Closed

Candidates will be selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat(s) for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of sanctuary resources. Selected applicants should expect to serve as a volunteer for a two-year term.

Background materials and an application form are provided here:

Completed applications can be submitted as follows:
Email (preferred) to:
Or by mail to:
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
ATTN: June Shrestha
University of California, Santa Barbara
Ocean Science Education Building 514, MC 6155
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6155

For further information, please contact June Shrestha by email at, or call 805-893-6418.