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

Fish and Game Commission: Wildlife Resources Committee Meeting

Fish and Game Commission: Wildlife Resources Committee Meeting

September 16,2021 All Day

All meetings are open to the public. All meeting information, including location, time and agenda can be found ...
California Coastal Commission Meeting

California Coastal Commission Meeting

October 13,2021 All Day

Commission meetings occur once a month in different locations within California to facilitate public participation.
Fish and Game Commission Meeting

Fish and Game Commission Meeting

October 13,2021 All Day

All meetings are open to the public. All meeting information, including location, time and agenda can be found ...
Fish and Game Commission: Marine Resources Committee Meeting

Fish and Game Commission: Marine Resources Committee Meeting

November 9,2021 All Day

All meetings are open to the public. All meeting information, including location, time and agenda can be found ...
California Coastal Commission Meeting

California Coastal Commission Meeting

November 17,2021 All Day

Commission meetings occur once a month in different locations within California to facilitate public participation.
Ocean Protection Council Meeting

Ocean Protection Council Meeting

December 7,2021, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The CA Ocean Protection Council posts their agenda, meeting location and a webcast to their meetings page on their ...
Fish and Game Commission: Tribal Committee Meeting

Fish and Game Commission: Tribal Committee Meeting

December 14,2021 All Day

All meetings are open to the public. All meeting information, including location, time and agenda can be found ...
California Coastal Commission Meeting

California Coastal Commission Meeting

December 15,2021 All Day

Commission meetings occur once a month in different locations within California to facilitate public participation.

New and Noteworthy

Blending Tradition and Tech – A Monterey and San Luis Obispo MPA Collaborative Project

Blending Tradition and Tech – A Monterey and San Luis Obispo MPA Collaborative Project

Coastal Quest is pleased to announce 2020 funding awards totaling $889,135.17 to 13 organizations throughout the ...
Diving in Crystal Cove State Marine Conservation Area

Diving in Crystal Cove State Marine Conservation Area

Time to make some bubbles and dive into Crystal Cove State Marine Conservation Area! In this story from Todd ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Kashtayit State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Kashtayit State Marine Conservation Area

Have you ever wanted to fall asleep listening to the sound of ocean waves crashing along the shore, or wake up to ...
The Santa Barbara Channel Marine Protected Area Collaborative: Connecting with the Galapagos of North America

The Santa Barbara Channel Marine Protected Area Collaborative: Connecting with the Galapagos of North America

Ventura and Santa Barbara counties are situated north of Los Angeles along the Southern California coastline. ...
Education, Technology, and Stewardship: The Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaborative

Education, Technology, and Stewardship: The Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaborative

Although San Francisco is a major city and a global center for technological innovation, it is also known for ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Pacific Grove Marine Gardens State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Pacific Grove Marine Gardens State Marine Conservation Area

The Monterey Peninsula is famous for its scenic views and amazing wildlife. Along the coastline, in the city of ...
Otters and Online Lessons: The San Luis Obispo Marine Protected Area Collaborative

Otters and Online Lessons: The San Luis Obispo Marine Protected Area Collaborative

Diverse marine habitats are a hallmark of California’s central coast region, from sandy beaches and dune ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Cabrillo State Marine Reserve

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Cabrillo State Marine Reserve

If you’ve never been tidepooling, the Point Loma tidepools in San Diego are a good place to start. These tidepools ...

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.