North Coast State of the Region


The first phase of marine protected area monitoring in California's North Coast is wrapping up and our team is gearing up to share results. In the coming months we will share a comprehensive State of the Region report as well as a series of shorter Snapshot reports, culminating in a series of community gatherings in the North Coast November 1-3, 2017. To stay updated on all products and events, join the North Coast Monitoring Community.



This fall, we will be releasing a series of short Snapshot reports leading up to the comprehensive State of the Region report and community gatherings. Each Snapshot highlights key information about what was happening in the waters of the North Coast region from 2014-2016. We will be releasing 5 North Coast Snapshots and welcome you to check back here for the most recent reports.


Snapshot Reports Now Available


Community Gatherings November 1-3, 2017

Join us for a series of community gatherings to share results from monitoring November 1, 2, and 3 in the North Coast. Free community gatherings will be held from 6pm-7:30pm in Crescent City (November 1), Eureka (November 2), and Fort Bragg (November 3).

Join us to learn about:

  • Information from marine protected area (MPA) baseline monitoring conducted from 2013-2017 in the North Coast region
  • Plans for long-term monitoring

Events are hosted by California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Ocean Protection Council, and Ocean Science Trust. For details on each gathering’s location, please see the event flier.


take the NORTH COAST survey

Calling all coordinators and managers of monitoring projects in the North Coast! Make sure your research is recorded in the Monitoring Survey. Results will identify the geographic and temporal coverage of monitoring activities inside and outside of North Coast marine protected areas (MPAs). Data will highlight opportunities to partner and build upon capacity in the region to inform statewide MPA monitoring moving forward. The survey documents monitoring projects' organizational structure and function, sampling structure and metrics, and project capacity​.

Take the survey here and find out more with the Survey FAQ


Explore California Coastal Monitoring on the Monitoring Dashboard

A survey of North Coast monitoring projects is currently underway to document research and activities both inside and outside of marine protected areas in the North Coast. Results from the survey will contribute to a statewide Monitoring Dashboard, which you can explore for information on monitoring in other regions, including the North Central Coast, Central Coast, and South Coast.