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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Honoring the Ocean Around Mainland Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Marine Protected Area Collaborative

Map of LA County's MPAs
Los Angeles County’s marine protected areas.
Image courtesy Los Angeles Marine Protected Area Collaborative

California’s network of marine protected areas (MPAs) spans north to south, border to border, and touches every coastal county. Thirteen of the 124 MPAs managed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife are located within Los Angeles County. Continue reading “Honoring the Ocean Around Mainland Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Marine Protected Area Collaborative”

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

Kids participating in beach clean up
Humboldt students participating in the Kid’s Ocean Day beach cleanup
photo by P. Cudahy

Humboldt County is home to some of the most remote marine protected areas (MPAs) in California. The county’s eight MPAs and two special closures are a part of the larger statewide network of 124 MPAs, managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Continue reading “Teacher Toolkits and Tribal Traditions: The Humboldt Marine Protected Area Collaborative”