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.

Upcoming Events

No results found.

New and Noteworthy

Ocean Science Trust and Mendocino Collaborative Team Up

Ocean Science Trust and Mendocino Collaborative Team Up Guest Post by Anna Neumann (Reef Check / Mendocino ...

Help Reef Check Monitor Channel Islands MPAs

Help Reef Check Monitor Channel Islands MPAs Reef Check is crowd funding a project to monitor California’s ...

Newly Launched! The North Central Coast Monitoring Survey is Live

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Project coordinators and managers of ...

WILDCOAST Video on San Diego County MPAs

WILDCOAST is doing a tremendous job highlighting San Diego County’s MPAs on the web.  Here, they partnered with San

Live video of seabirds nesting at Castle Rock

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The 2015 seabird breeding season at ...

Reef Check Expedition – Northern Channel Islands

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> “So, how are the oceans doing?”This is ...

Reconnecting with the North Central Coast

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The North Central Coast region—spanning ...

CDFW Marine Protected Area Overview Sheets Now Available Online

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The California Department of Fish and ...

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)

Book icon representing outreach and educationmicroscope icon representing research and monitoringpeople icon respresenting enforcement and compliance

The Collaborative Network provides structure for addressing local ocean management needs.