The State of the Region report was delivered to the California Fish and Game Commission on April 13, in a joint presentation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the North Central Coast Five-year Management Review. That marks the excitign conclusion to the North Central Coast MPA Baseline Program, and the beginning of the transition to Statewide, long-term monitoring. Stay tuned!
Monitoring survey results are now available on the Monitoring Dashboard! Check out the interactive map and overviews of monitoring projects -- and if you lead a monitoring program that has not been documented in the survey yet, or a new program spinning up, fill out the survey here (and read the survey blog for more information)! The Monitoring Dashboard live-updates any new entries.
Scientists, fishermen, and citizens from more than 20 organizations worked together to develop a baseline of ocean conditions and human uses, inside and outside MPAs in the North Central Coast region. From 2010-2013, coastal and nearshore habitats were monitored -- including kelp forests, sandy beaches and rocky shores -- submarine canyons, commercially important fishes and invertebrates, and seabirds. Commercial fishing patterns, recreational use of our coast, and oceanographic conditions were also tracked.
This group is composed of those who are part of the North Central Coast MPA Baseline Program, and partners.
Visit the North Central Coast Region page to view the State of the Region Report and the wide variety of supporting resources, view descriptions of funded projects, and learn more about monitoring in this region.Read less