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.

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Slide Show: Snapshot CalCoast Bioblitz

Slide Show: Snapshot CalCoast Bioblitz       Volunteers at Pelican Cove in the

Los Angeles Times Highlights Coastal Preservation Struggles

Los Angeles Times Highlights Coastal Preservation Struggles  LA Times’ Steve Lopez is currently roadtripping ...

Baker Beach Bioblitz

Baker Beach Bioblitz Golden Gate Collaborative Co-Chair David McGuire of Shark Stewards lead a BioBlitz for the ...

Sharks and Seastars: Sometimes What You Don’t See is Equally Important.

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> “It is a fabulous place: when the tide is

Ocean Science Trust Announces South Coast Monitoring Surveys

Ocean Science Trust Announces South Coast Monitoring Surveys Online surveys regarding South Coast monitoring ...

Newly launched! Take the South Coast Monitoring Survey

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The South Coast Monitoring Survey is now ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Castle Rock Special Closure

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Castle Rock Special Closure

As a surfer in northern California, I get to enjoy spectacular views of the California coastline. In between waves,

Santa Cruz Mobile MPA Tours on the News

Santa Cruz Mobile MPA Tours on the News Mobile Ranger has done an incredible job of telling the stories of the ...

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.