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 and Noteworthy

North Coast Collaborative Regional Forum

North Coast Collaborative Regional Forum On November 17th, Collaborative members from Sonoma, Mendocino, ...

Don’t forget the Scientific Collecting Permit!

Guest Post by Brian Owens, California Department of Fish and WildlifeDid you know that when someone is proposing a ...

Ocean Science Trust is the local host of the Western Society of Naturalists 2015 Meeting

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Credit: Beth and Mary LenzThis year, ...

Interpretive MPA Signage Installed in Los Angeles

Interpretive MPA Signage Installed in Los Angeles Guest post by Dana Murray, Heal the Bay and Los Angeles ...

Proposition 1 Grant Programs

Guest Post by Nick Sadrpour, Ocean Protection Council The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: South La Jolla State Marine Reserve

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: South La Jolla State Marine Reserve

A biological hotspot resides off California’s southern coast at La Jolla, characterized by dense kelp forests, ...

Responding to a Changing Climate in California’s Coasts and Oceans

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> As a transplant to the San Francisco Bay ...

Ocean Science Trust and Mendocino Collaborative Team Up

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

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.