Sonoma County MPA Collaborative: Connecting Land and Sea

Sonoma MPA Collaborative Photo

Sonoma County offers some of California’s most iconic landscapes, from towering redwood trees to rolling hills blanketed by vineyards. The Sonoma coast is no exception, with sweeping views of crashing waves that shape the offshore, rocky sea stacks and mossy forests that extend nearly down to the water’s edge. There are 10 state marine protected areas (MPAs) along Sonoma’s coast that are a part of a larger statewide network of 124 MPAs, managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). With such an extensive MPA Network, CDFW utilizes many partnerships to enhance network management activities. Among these core partners is a grassroots  organization called the MPA Collaborative Network, made up of 14 localized stakeholder groups individually known as Collaboratives. Continue reading “Sonoma County MPA Collaborative: Connecting Land and Sea”