MPA Collaborative


The Mendocino Collaborative brings together tribal governments, fishermen, local elected officials, environmental NGOs, and agencies.

The Collaborative is currently working to provide marine protected area outreach and education to schools, councils, clubs and associations in Mendocino and Lake Counties. The outreach team consists of representatives from the tribal, fishing, and conservation communities that provide balanced information on MPAs to the community, increase partnerships, and build social capital for more effective ocean health and marine protected area related activities. The Collaborative presents to local schools and clubs, and tables at community events over the summer and the fall such as Point Arena’s Fourth of July Celebration and the Noyo Harbor World Champion Abalone Cook Off & Festival.

If you are interested in participating in the Mendocino Collaborative, please contact us.

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MPA Teacher Toolkits

Teaming up with the Del Norte and Humboldt Collaboratives, Mendocino created a K-2nd grade MPA curriculum and 3rd-5th grade MPA curriculum.  They also developed two Teacher Trunks that feature conveniently packaged MPA curriculum, materials, and related activities, that will be available for loan across the counties in school classrooms and with non-formal environmental educations. The curricula are NGSS-aligned and designed for students in grades K-5.  Toolkits will be loaned to informal and formal educators in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties. 

Mendocino MPA Brochure

Created an easy to use, small, foldable brochure featuring information on Mendocino County marine protected areas. Distributed the brochure to businesses along the coast, creating a local network of ocean stewards.

CA State Parks MPA Training

Mendocino Collaborative members developed and delivered a training on MPAs to California State Parks employees to aid them in understanding and sharing information on MPAs in their jurisdiction. 

Mini-ROV Expeditions

Marine Protected Area (MPA) Collaborative Members statewide are field-testing Trident mini-ROVs (remotely operated vehicles or underwater drones) in collaboration with SoFar Ocean, National Geographic and the S.E.E. Initiative. More information about Collaborative expeditions focusing on MPA outreach, compliance, and citizen science projects can be found on our Resources page.

Be sure to follow the Humboldt Expeditions below on National Geographics digital field journal platform, Open Explorer. 

Mendocino MPA Collaborative Leadership Team

Anna Neuman

Mendocino MPA Collaborative Co-Chair

Fishing Vessel Princess

Tristin McHugh

Mendocino MPA Collaborative Co-Chair

North Coast Regional Manager, Reef Check California

Mendocino MPA Collaborative Members

Are you interested in joining the Mendocino Collaborative? Please reach out to the Co-Chairs.

Albion Field Station
Albion Harbor Campground Caretaker
Assemblymember Wes Chesbro
CA State Parks
Cahto Tribe of Laytonville Rancheria
California Indian Water Commission
City of Fort Bragg
Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians
Department of Defense
Erica Fielder Studio Interpretive Design
Fort Bragg City Council
Ft Bragg Harbor Commissioner
Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians
Guidiville Rancheria
Habematolel Upper Lake Band of Pomo Indians
Humboldt State University
InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council
Manchester-Point Arena Band of Pomo Indians
Mendo Parks
Mendocino Coast Audubon Society
Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce
Mendocino County Fish and Game Commission
Mendocino County Supervisors
Mendocino Land Trust

Noyo Center for Marine Science
Noyo Women for Fisheries
Natural Resources Defense Council
Oregon State
Pacific Rim Seafood
Pinoleville Pomo Nation
Point Arena
Point Arena Fisherman
Point Arena Lighthouse
Potter Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
Potter Valley Tribe
Recreational Fisherman
Redwood Coast Land Conservancy
Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians
Reef Check California
Rising Tide Sea Vegetables
Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians
Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation
Round Valley Indian Tribes
Sherwood Valley Rancheria Cultural Staff
Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo
Sierra Club
SONAR (School of Natural Resources)
Stewarts Point Band of Pomo Indians
Subsurface Progression Dive Shop

This page was last updated 8/27/2019