The Mendocino Marine Protected Area Collaborative: Engaging Partners to Fill Local Needs

Mendocino MPA Collaborative members at a state historic park
Mendocino Marine Protected Area Collaborative members pose for a photo at Point Cabrillo Light Station
State Historic Park
Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network photo

Mendocino County is well known for its stunning coast and towering redwoods. These natural features are protected by an abundance of marine protected areas (MPAs) and state parks throughout the county. MPAs and state parks are often found side by side here, with nine of the 14 state-managed MPAs lying adjacent to a state park. About 25 percent of California’s MPA-state park pairs are located in Mendocino County.

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