Tag Archives: santa cruz mpa collaborative

Santa Cruz MPA Outreach Toolkit

December 1st, 2020

Resources updated, revised and printed through the Small Grants Program for the Santa Cruz MPA Outreach Toolkits. Additional resources for mix-and-match toolkits are available at http://californiampas.org/outreach-toolkit.

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Soquel Canyon State Marine Conservation Area

June 4th, 2018

Soquel Canyon State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) lies deep within scenic, half moon-shaped Monterey Bay, where dark mysteries lure scientists and anglers alike. The SMCA encompasses a side branch of the Monterey Submarine Canyon, one of the deepest submarine canyons on the West Coast of the United States. Both Soquel and Monterey canyons funnel nutrient-rich waters […]

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Elkhorn Slough

July 7th, 2017

California estuaries, with their tidal flats, coastal marsh, eelgrass and brackish water are special places where fresh water flows to meet the salty Pacific Ocean. Elkhorn Slough is a large, iconic estuary near Moss Landing in Monterey County, known for its high species richness and habitat diversity. Combined, Elkhorn Slough and the smaller, adjacent Moro Cojo […]

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Año Nuevo State Marine Reserve

December 19th, 2016

Año Nuevo’s unique environment led to the establishment of a land-based state park in 1985 and a marine protected area (MPA) in the adjacent ocean in 2007. Año Nuevo State Park is comprised of wetland marshes, rolling sand dunes, chaparral, coastal scrub and terrace prairie. Año Nuevo State Marine Reserve (SMR), the most recently established MPA (established […]