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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: Point Conception State Marine Reserve

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Point Conception State Marine Reserve

Cruising north along the Santa Barbara coast can be smooth sailing across sheltered waters, with the majestic ...

Santa Cruz Collaborative Partners With Mobile Ranger on Marine Protected Area Beaches Tour

Santa Cruz Collaborative Partners With Mobile Ranger on Marine Protected Area Beaches Tour The Santa Cruz ...

Ocean Science Trust Releases South Coast Kelp Snapshot Report

Ocean Science Trust Releases South Coast Kelp Snapshot Report As a lead up to the State of the South Coast ...

Latitude 38 Magazine: Sailing California’s Underwater Parks

Latitude 38 Magazine: Sailing California’s Underwater Parks Latitude 38 reports that: “California may have ...

Life Under the Canopy: South Coast Kelp and Shallow Rock Snapshot Report

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Recognized as one of the most productive ...

Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team Workshop: Full Proceedings and Meeting Summary Now Available

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> On April 18th 2016, the Ocean Protection ...

Introducing the South Coast Snapshot Series

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> About this time last year, technical ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Sea Lion Gulch State Marine Reserve

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Sea Lion Gulch State Marine Reserve

On a misty morning in early September, I took a trip to California’s Lost Coast with Calla Allison, director of ...

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.