Tag Archives: mendocino mpa collaborative

Mendocino County MPAs Brochure

December 11th, 2020

Mendocino MPAs. Marine protected areas are specially designated underwater areas that prohibit or limit the take of marine resources.

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Russian Gulch State Marine Conservation Area

December 9th, 2020

Imagine a place along the California coast where redwood trees and ferns stand peacefully, securely rooted in the soil. Beneath the adjacent turquoise waters, kelp and other seaweeds are firmly attached to the rocky seabed, swaying and swirling with the churning of the ocean. A visit to Russian Gulch State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) and Russian Gulch State […]

The Mendocino MPA Collaborative: Engaging Partners to Fill Local Needs

December 1st, 2020

Mendocino County is well known for its stunning coast and towering redwoods. These natural features are protected by an abundance of marine protected areas (MPAs) and state parks throughout the county. MPAs and state parks are often found side by side here, with nine of the 14 state-managed MPAs lying adjacent to a state park. […]

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Sea Lion Cove State Marine Conservation Area

November 26th, 2019

The Point Arena Lighthouse is a popular landmark to visit along California’s picturesque Mendocino Coast. Standing 115 feet above the flat coastal prairie, the lighthouse rises from the headland’s edge, bravely overlooking the pounding waves below. Whether from the top of the lighthouse or from the grounds, visitors marvel at the expansive ocean views surrounding them on all […]

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Big River Estuary State Marine Conservation Area

August 13th, 2019

Big River Estuary State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) is a small marine protected area located just south of the town of Mendocino. It covers less than a quarter square mile of estuary habitat along 1.3 miles of riverbank east of the Highway 1 bridge. Though it may be small, the impact of Big River Estuary SMCA […]