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New climate change/sea-level rise vulnerability assessment released

New climate change/sea-level rise vulnerability assessment released

The U.S. Geological Survey, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, has completed a climate ...
Free MPA exhibits available for your use

Free MPA exhibits available for your use

The California Marine Sanctuary Foundation (CMSF) recently developed 3 different exhibits for your use. Each exhibit covers a different topic, including Science of MPAs, Recreation & MPAs and Fishing & MPAs.
Join the California Sea Level Rise Awareness Campaign

Join the California Sea Level Rise Awareness Campaign

On September 28, the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation (CMSF) team, along with May 77 Communications and ...
Spread the word – new California State Park Adventure Pass provides free entry for fourth graders and their families at 19 California State Parks

Spread the word – new California State Park Adventure Pass provides free entry for fourth graders and their families at 19 California State Parks

In partnership with the First Partner’s Office and the Natural Resources Agency, the California State Park ...
Register Now! MPA Decadal Management Review Community Meetings

Register Now! MPA Decadal Management Review Community Meetings

The public is invited to learn about the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Decadal Management Review and share their ...
The MPA Collaborative Network is hiring a North Coast Specialist!

The MPA Collaborative Network is hiring a North Coast Specialist!

 The Marine Protected Area (MPA) Collaborative Network (CN) is looking for a creative, organized, self-directed, ...
California Marine Sanctuary Foundation releases MPA Education and Outreach Tool Evaluation Report

California Marine Sanctuary Foundation releases MPA Education and Outreach Tool Evaluation Report

The California Marine Sanctuary Foundation (CMSF) is pleased to announce the release of the Marine Protected Area ...
September 14th Ocean Protection Council meeting will prominently feature marine protected areas (MPAs)

September 14th Ocean Protection Council meeting will prominently feature marine protected areas (MPAs)

Message from our partners at the Ocean Protection Council (OPC). Please help spread the word about this important ...
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