Empowering California's Coastal Communities

in the stewardship of California’s marine protected areas

MPA Collaborative Network COVID-19 Response

The health and wellbeing of all MPA Collaborative Network members and partners is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, following CDC recommendations of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Collaborative Network events will primarily be held using virtual video conference technology.

Upcoming Events

OCMPAC General Meeting

OCMPAC General Meeting

January 26,2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

January 26, 2021, 10 am to 12 pm. Join a diverse group of marine protected area (MPA) stakeholders and ocean ...
Golden Gate MPA Collaborative Meeting: Compliance Forum Result Review

Golden Gate MPA Collaborative Meeting: Compliance Forum Result Review

January 27,2021, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us for a Golden Gate MPA Collaborative meeting on January 20th, 2021 from 2-3 pm. We will be reviewing ...
California Coastal Commission Meeting

California Coastal Commission Meeting

February 10,2021 All Day

Commission meetings occur once a month in different locations within California to facilitate public participation.
Fish and Game Commission Meeting

Fish and Game Commission Meeting

February 10,2021 All Day

All meetings are open to the public. All meeting information, including location, time and agenda can be found ...
Ocean Protection Council Meeting

Ocean Protection Council Meeting

February 16,2021, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The CA Ocean Protection Council posts their agenda, meeting location and a webcast to their meetings page on their ...
Monterey MPA Collaborative General Meeting

Monterey MPA Collaborative General Meeting

March 9,2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We invite you to join us for our spring quarter Monterey MPA Collaborative meeting on Tuesday, March 9 at 2:00 ...
California Coastal Commission Meeting

California Coastal Commission Meeting

March 10,2021 All Day

Commission meetings occur once a month in different locations within California to facilitate public participation.
Fish and Game Commission: Marine Resources Committee Meeting

Fish and Game Commission: Marine Resources Committee Meeting

March 16,2021 All Day

All meetings are open to the public. All meeting information, including location, time and agenda can be found ...

New and Noteworthy

Marine Protected Areas: Research & Monitoring

Marine Protected Areas: Research & Monitoring

Are marine protected areas working?In order to understand whether marine protected areas (MPAs) are doing their job
MPA update: A deep dive into the mid-depth rocky reef

MPA update: A deep dive into the mid-depth rocky reef

Just beyond California’s kelp forests, patches of rock and sandy seafloor stretch from about 100 feet to over 300 ...
Crystal Cove Conservancy Launches Free Virtual MPA Exploration Curriculum

Crystal Cove Conservancy Launches Free Virtual MPA Exploration Curriculum

As part of the Marine Protected Area Outreach and Education Small Grants Program, the Crystal Cove Conservancy ...
Reflections and resources from the California Coastal Wildlife Disturbance Symposium 2020

Reflections and resources from the California Coastal Wildlife Disturbance Symposium 2020

Hear from attendees about their experience with the virtual symposium and scroll to the bottom for resources, ...
MPA Outreach and Education Small Grant Project Updates

MPA Outreach and Education Small Grant Project Updates

Augmented reality coloring pages, online docent trainings, and wildlife disturbance campaigns, oh my! ...
MPA Collaboratives partner with California Department of Fish & Wildlife for tidepool outreach

MPA Collaboratives partner with California Department of Fish & Wildlife for tidepool outreach

At the MPA Collaborative Network, we strive to elevate local community voices to the state level and to liaise what
The California Marine Sanctuary Foundation provides and update on outreach efforts

The California Marine Sanctuary Foundation provides and update on outreach efforts

Content provided by CMSF.MPA Social Media Campaign UpdateHave you been participating in the MPA social media ...
MPA Compliance Initiative: 2020 Wrap-Up

MPA Compliance Initiative: 2020 Wrap-Up

The MPA Collaborative Network’s Compliance Initiative, supported by Ocean Protection Council (OPC) Once-Through ...

What is the MPA Collaborative Network?

We are a network of…

600+ members

385 represented organizations

14 Collaboratives

…working together to steward California’s 124+ marine protected areas (MPAs)

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The Collaborative Network provides structure for addressing local ocean management needs.