MPA Collaborative


The Humboldt Collaborative draws its large membership from the rich scientific and nonprofit community, tribal governments, fishermen, and agencies active on the North Coast.

Working with natural history filmmaker and HSU Professor David Scheerer, Collaborative members have put together an exciting video outreach project that engages diverse sectors of the community in the creation of a series of short MPA themed videos. Using a combination of HSU student filmmakers, high school film classes, and paid crew, the collaborative will shoot original footage from diverse sources that tell unique stories of the North Coast’s relationship with MPAs and the ocean.

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MPA Community Compliance Forum

The MPA Collaborative Network held Community Compliance Forums for each coastal county as part of a multi-year Compliance Initiative funded by the Ocean Protection Council. The Forums provided space for local stakeholders to voice their MPA, ocean, and coastal compliance concerns and brainstorm ideas to address those concerns. 

MPA Teacher Toolkits

Teaming up with the Mendocino and Del Norte Collaboratives, Humboldt 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. 

Kid’s Ocean Day

The Humboldt Collaborative, working with Friends of the Dunes, Incorporated MPA education into an existing Kid’s Ocean Day program that saw over 1,000 students from 14 local schools. This MPA content was also shared with Ocean Day Coordinators throughout the state. Access the presentation slides below.

MPA Video Series

A series of four videos created in collaboration with the Del Norte MPA Collaborative to raise awareness of marine protected areas in the North Coast.

Humboldt MPA Collaborative Leadership Team

Joe Tyburczy

Humboldt MPA Collaborative Co-Chair

Extension Specialist, California Sea Grant

Angela Edmunds

Humboldt MPA Collaborative Co-Chair

MPA Park Interpretive Specialist, CA State Parks – North Coast Redwood District

Humboldt MPA Collaborative Members

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Assemblyman Chesbro
Big Lagoon Rancheria
Blue Lake Rancheria
Bureau of Land Management
CA Commercial Beach Fisherman Ass.
CA Fish and Game Advisory Commissioner
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Coastal Ecosystems Institute
College of the Redwoods
Dry Creek Rancheria
Elk Valley Rancheria
Friends of the Dunes
Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers
Humboldt Bay Fishermans Marketing Assn
Humboldt Bay Harbor District
Humboldt Bay Initiative
Humboldt Baykeeper
Humboldt Charter Boat Captain
Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission
Humboldt County Office of Education
Humboldt State University
Karuk Tribe Of California
Kayak Zach’s
Mad River Alliance
Mattole Restoration Council
National Conservation Land
National Park Service

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)
Northcoast Environmental Center
Quartz Valley Indian Community Of The Quartz Valley Reservation Of California
Recreational Divers & Community
Redwood National and State Parks
Redwood Parks Association
Reef Check
Reel Steel Sport Fishing
Sea Grant
Senator Evans
Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo
Smith River Rancheria of California
State Parks PORTS
Supervisor Estelle Fennell
Supervisor Mark Lovelace
Supervisor Rex Bohn
Supervisor Ryan Sundberg
Supervisor Virginia Bass
Trinidad Rancheria
Upper Lake Band of Pomo
US Fish & Wildlife/Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Wildlands Conservancy
Wiyot Tribe
Yurok Tribe of California
Yurok Tribe Of The Yurok Reservation

Fiscal Sponsor

Friends of the Dunes

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