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

MPA Training Modules for Awareness and Compliance – A Golden Gate MPA Collaborative Project

MPA Training Modules for Awareness and Compliance – A Golden Gate MPA Collaborative Project

Coastal Quest is pleased to announce 2020 funding awards totaling $889,135.17 to 13 organizations throughout the ...
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 ...
MPA update: Observing the space between land and sea

MPA update: Observing the space between land and sea

California researchers spend hours crouched over rocky intertidal zones across the state, piecing together how best
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 ...

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.