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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.

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Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Portuguese Ledge State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Portuguese Ledge State Marine Conservation Area

Portuguese Ledge State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) lies four miles offshore of the Monterey peninsula in ...

South Coast Report on MPAs Makes a Splash

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> FEATURED IN MULTIPLE MEDIA OUTLETSDid you

You’re Invited! South Coast Community Gatherings, March 20-24

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Sharing MPA Baseline Monitoring ...

MPA Night – Science Mixer – Calling all North Coast MPA Reserachers

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Hello North Coast Region! Let's eat, ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Bolsa Chica Wetlands

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Bolsa Chica Wetlands

One of the last remaining wetland ecosystems in Southern California, the Bolsa Chica Wetlands form the ...

Getting Oriented With Our Key Communicators: South Coast MPA Baseline Reporting

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We are always looking for creative ways ...

North Coast MPA Outreach Videos Are Live!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The Humboldt and Del Norte Marine ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Año Nuevo State Marine Reserve

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

Año Nuevo’s unique environment led to the establishment of a land-based state park in 1985 and a marine protected ...

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.