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Collaborative Network launches new website features to enhance communication and collaboration

Collaborative Network launches new website features to enhance communication and collaboration

The Collaborative Network has implemented some new features on our website (www.mpacollaborative.org) designed to ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Russian Gulch State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Russian Gulch State Marine Conservation Area

Imagine a place along the California coast where redwood trees and ferns stand peacefully, securely rooted in the ...
San Diego Coastal Marshes May Become Important Tools to Battle Climate Change

San Diego Coastal Marshes May Become Important Tools to Battle Climate Change

“So as you see behind me, there are a lot of these opportunity parcels that we like to call them,” Pukini said. ...
The Mendocino MPA Collaborative: Engaging Partners to Fill Local Needs

The Mendocino MPA Collaborative: Engaging Partners to Fill Local Needs

Mendocino County is well known for its stunning coast and towering redwoods. These natural features are protected ...
MPA update: Sport anglers reel in fisheries data

MPA update: Sport anglers reel in fisheries data

Over the last two decades, California created a unique network of marine protected areas across the state with the ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Duxbury Reef State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Duxbury Reef State Marine Conservation Area

From ancient trees to undersea kelp forests, fog-drenched coastlines to ice-carved granite peaks, the natural ...
MPA Update: Fishing communities discuss protected areas impacts

MPA Update: Fishing communities discuss protected areas impacts

“We’re getting hit from all sides,” says a fisherman from Crescent City during a virtual focus group discussion. ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area

California’s northernmost marine protected area (MPA), Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA), is ...
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