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 Meeting

Fish and Game Commission Meeting

December 15,2021 All Day

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

New and Noteworthy

Sonoma Marine Protected Area Collaborative: Connecting Land and Sea

Sonoma Marine Protected Area Collaborative: Connecting Land and Sea

Sonoma County offers some of California’s most iconic landscapes, from towering redwood trees to rolling hills ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Cambria State Marine Conservation Area

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

Along Highway 1 nestled between the cities of San Simeon and Cambria in San Luis Obispo County is a 5.8 mile ...
Teacher Toolkits and Tribal Traditions: The Humboldt Marine Protected Area Collaborative

Teacher Toolkits and Tribal Traditions: The Humboldt Marine Protected Area Collaborative

Humboldt County is home to some of the most remote marine protected areas (MPAs) in California. The county’s eight ...
Stay home, save lives, and stay busy with these resources

Stay home, save lives, and stay busy with these resources

The MPA Collaborative Network wants to share your resources, products, and programs with our Statewide Network. In ...
What is cooler than a cucumber – a sea cucumber!

What is cooler than a cucumber – a sea cucumber!

Author: Natasha Benjamin, Marine Research and Exploration (MARE) March 2020Sea cucumbers are an important component
MPA Outreach and PORTS Home Learning Programs

MPA Outreach and PORTS Home Learning Programs

California State Parks' MPA Outreach and Education Team were ready to hit the ground running in response to recent ...
University of Michigan Graduate Students Team Up with the MPA Collaborative Network

University of Michigan Graduate Students Team Up with the MPA Collaborative Network

The University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) is teaming up with the MPA ...
California Marine Sanctuary Foundation Wants Your Input on a Variety of MPA Projects

California Marine Sanctuary Foundation Wants Your Input on a Variety of MPA Projects

2020 Outreach Coming to Your Area!  During Spring and Summer of 2020, CMSF will be conducting outreach in your ...

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.