CDFW and Partners to Share Key Findings From Southern California MPA Baseline Monitoring

Event flyer (click to read or download)

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Ocean Protection Council, and Ocean Science Trust invite members of the South Coast ocean community to join a series of informal community gatherings from March 20-24 to learn about key findings from marine protected area (MPA) baseline monitoring conducted in the region.

Five community gatherings will take place in San Diego, San Pedro, Malibu, San Clemente, and Santa Barbara. Visit the Ocean Spaces blog for additional information, including an event flyer, location and timing details, and presenters.

Events are free and all are welcome, including those interested in the monitoring and adaptive management of California’s MPAs and marine resources. At each community gathering, participants will:report

  • Learn about the status of MPA baseline monitoring on the South Coast, including how results may contribute to long-term monitoring and inform management;
  • Review and discuss the State of the California South Coast report, which provides a snapshot of local ecosystems and ocean activities, and
  • Engage with researchers, resource managers, citizen scientists, fishermen, and others actively involved in monitoring, and participate in decision making about our ocean.

RSVPs are appreciated, but not required: Light refreshments will be served.

Special thanks to our South Coast Key Communicators, including the MPA Collaborative Network, for their guidance and support in planning these community gatherings. We look forward to seeing you at an event, family and friends are welcome too!

Questions? Don’t hesitate to send an email to CDFW Environmental Scientist Amanda Van Diggelen at

post by CDFW Environmental Scientist Amanda Van Diggelen