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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New MPA Beaches Tour from Mobile Ranger

New MPA Beaches Tour from Mobile Ranger In partnership with the Santa Cruz MPA Collaborative, the mobile app ...

Obama Expands Papahānaumokuākea National Monument

Obama Expands Papahānaumokuākea National Monument It’s a great day for marine protected areas - President Obama ...

National Parks Service Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

National Parks Service Celebrates Centennial Anniversary  The National Parks Service is turning 100 this August ...

Issues and Challenges in Marine Citizen Science

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Q: "What is the greatest challenge you ...

Employing science to safeguard marine life with GLORES

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Banner photo credit: U.S. Fish and ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Point Lobos State Marine Reserve

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

One stretch of coastline in Central California is so picturesque that it is considered by some to be “the greatest ...

Citizen Scientists Using Smartphones Document Coastal Biodiversity

Citizen Scientists Using Smartphones Document Coastal Biodiversity  This June, a series of low tides along the ...

Slide Show: Snapshot CalCoast Bioblitz

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