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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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Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team Workshop Agenda Now Available

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: The Farallon Islands

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: The Farallon Islands

Beyond California’s coast and surrounded by the tumultuous Pacific Ocean, endlessly battered by wind and waves and ...

It’s Official – the Collaborative Network is now on Instagram

It’s Official - the Collaborative Network is now on Instagram We’ll be posting photos from California’s ...

Golden State Waters Action Summit: April 13th – 14th, San Francisco 

Golden State Waters Action Summit: April 13th - 14th, San Francisco  The Golden State Waters: San Francisco Bay ...
Alterations in human visitation patterns and behaviors in southern California rocky intertidal ecosystems over two-decades following increased management efforts

Alterations in human visitation patterns and behaviors in southern California rocky intertidal ecosystems over two-decades following increased management efforts

In urbanized regions, such as southern California, USA, marine rocky intertidal habitats are frequented by large ...

Citizen Scientists of the Ocean’ Reaches 3,000 Members on Facebook

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Showing the power of social networking ...

Unsung Hero Michael Quill Recognized for MPA Work

Unsung Hero Michael Quill Recognized for MPA Work  Michael Quill, Community Program Manager of Los Angeles ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Point St. George Reef Offshore State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Point St. George Reef Offshore State Marine Conservation Area

The beauty and charm of the area north of Point Arena is not lost on those who explore the remote wilderness. ...

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.