The Santa Barbara Channel Collaborative has successfully convened a diverse membership representing tribal, fishing, academic, agency and nonprofit groups throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura County.
Santa Barbara Channel Collaborative Projects
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MPA Recreational Brochure
The Santa Barbara Channel MPA Collaborative, in partnership with Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, developed a brochure highlighting the recreational opportunities within Santa Barbara’s MPAs with information on vendors that offer trips to MPAs.
Interactive MPA Map Update
Transferred an interactive online map of Channel island MPAs to an up-to-date technology and expanded the scope of the map interface to include all of Southern California. The interactive map is also part of a MPA exhibit at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum’s Sea Center.
MPA Boundary Brochure
Conducted boundary identification of the Channel Island MPAs and created a draft brochure piloting use of directional headings for easier identification of MPA boundaries. The brochure was distributed to boaters for review.
Invasive Algae Outreach Brochure
Created a pocket brochure to support education and outreach regarding invasive algal species. The brochure will be used to inform boaters of best practices to avoid the spread of invasive Asian kelp, Undaria pinnatifida, throughout the Santa Barbara Channel MPAs and beyond.
Coal Oil Point Reserve Nature Center MPA Exhibit
Created an MPA specific exhibit for the new Coal Oil Point Reserve (COPR) Nature Center highlighting research that has been conducted in the nearby MPA. The exhibit is installed and ready for visitors as well as freely available at the link below for anyone to download and use as desired.
MPA Awareness Campaign
Through a series of educational and recreational activities, Collaborative members raised the profile of local protected areas in fishing, diving, and boating trips. They created an MPA art exhibit and highlighted local protected areas at the Santa Barbara Ocean Day Festival and at Underwater Parks Day.
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 Del Norte Expeditions below on National Geographics digital field journal platform, Open Explorer.
Santa Barbara Channel MPA Collaborative Leadership Team
SB Channel Collaborative Co-Chair
Education & Outreach Team Lead, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
SB Channel Collaborative Co-Chair
Marine Conservation Program Director, Environmental Defense Center
Santa Barbara Channel MPA Collaborative Members
Are you interested in joining the Collaborative? Please reach out to the Co-Chairs.
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Channel Islands National Park
California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
California State Parks
City of Goleta
Coal Oil Point Reserve
County Supervisor Doreen Farr
Department of Defense
Environmental Defense Center
Gray Whales Count
Isla Vista Recreation & Park District
This page was last updated 12/3/19.