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

Citizen Science at the International Marine Conservation Congress

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> As part of a trio of Ocean Science Trust ...

Focusing In: REEF

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> REEF divers. Photo by Janna Nichols.If ...

Focusing In: Blue Water Task Force

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> “Hmm”, a surfer wonders, “I wonder where ...

Eat Your Way to the Ocean: Save the Ocean 3 Times a Day

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> JAMES & SUZY CAMERON CHALLENGEExplore the

Focusing In: Coastal Watershed Council

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The BasicsThe Coastal Watershed Council ...

Building a Shared Vision for California’s Ocean Health

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> In California, maintaining healthy coasts

Help Track Sea Star Wasting Disease!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Early in the summer of 2013, Dr. Pete ...

The BLUE: A $10,000 Ocean Conservation Fellowship Grant

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We are introducing an exciting campaign ...

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.