North Coast
Blog Post
by Jessica Williams / California Ocean Science Trust

Coming Soon: Community Gatherings to Share Information on North Coast MPAs

September 25, 2017

Join California Department of Fish and Wildlife and explore the State of the California North Coast.

 

Click here for an event flyer - and thank you for sharing far and wide!

 

In late October, the State of the California North Coast report will be released, providing a snapshot of the ecological and socioeconomic conditions at the time marine protected areas (MPA) went into effect on California’s North Coast. To showcase key information from this initial phase of monitoring, local ocean community members are invited to attend a series of community gatherings held throughout the North Coast (Crescent City, Eureka, and Fort Bragg) from November 1-3, 2017.

 

These free events will be open to the diverse ocean community in the North Coast, including fishermen, California Tribes and Tribal communities, researchers, citizen scientists, educators, and others interested in the monitoring and adaptive management of California’s MPAs. At each community gathering, participants will learn about:

  • The State of the California North Coast report, a synopsis of ecological, biological, oceanographic, and socioeconomic conditions during the initial phase of monitoring.
  • The status of California’s MPA Management  Program, including next steps for long-term MPA monitoring.

 

A similar program will be presented at each event. Be sure to revisit this announcement for additional event details, including a program for the events and information about presentations.

 

LOCATIONS:

Crescent City - November 1

6-7:30pm

 

Crescent City Harbor Office

101 Citizens Dock Rd

Crescent City, CA 95531

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Eureka - November 2

6-7:30pm

 

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

921 Waterfront Dr

Eureka, CA 95501

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Fort Bragg - November 3

6-7:30pm

 

Redwood Coast Senior Center

490 North Harold St

Fort Bragg, CA 95437

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Please visit the North Coast page on Oceanspaces for information including a community gathering program and North Coast Snapshot Reports, which highlight some of the key information about what was happening in the waters of the North Coast region during the baseline monitoring period.

Are you involved in  monitoring activities in the North Coast? We invite you to also take the MPA Monitoring Survey.

 

Please contact adam.frimodig@wildlife.ca.gov or jessica.williams@oceansciencetrust.org for more information about the gatherings and associated materials.

 

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