**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p>
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) would like to announce a new outreach and education tool for California’s marine protected areas (MPAs). Each MPA now has its own “MPA Overview” sheet, which succinctly summarizes site-specific information including key habitats, maps, regulations, MPA goals and objectives, and related links (see example). The double-sided MPA Overview sheets provide a snapshot of each MPA and are a great resource for quickly “getting to know an MPA,” accessing regulations, and developing partner outreach products. MPA Overview sheets are available for viewing and printing on CDFW’s Marine Protected Area Network web page. Just select the MPA you are interested in, and then click on the MPA Overview (PDF) option for that MPA (see below) . Go ahead and take a look!
Originally posted to CDFW Marine Managment News blog by Elizabeth Pope, CDFW Environmental Scientist ♦ CDFW images by M. Patyten