Invest in your NMS

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Find out why you should invest in your national marine sanctuaries. Experience our connection to communities and coastal economies and the partnerships that have allowed us to reach 42 million visitors and sustain some of the best tourist destinations along our coast.

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Submerged

submergedThe proposed Sanctuary embodies internationally and nationally significant oceanographic features, habitat and sacred Chumash onshore and submerged sites, some as far as 13 miles offshore. Codependent onshore resources include the high coastal dunes, wetlands and Chumash Sacred sites continuously occupied for 9,000 or more years. Continue reading

California Central Coast

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

 

Purpose and Area

Area in need of protectionThe proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary is dedicated to the nurturing of relationships to Nature and the Ocean in the deepest ways possible. The Chumash understanding and culture-based respect for Nature comes from their long and profound relationships with coastal marine ecosystems.

The proposed Sanctuary embodies internationally and nationally significant oceanographic features, habitat and sacred Chumash onshore and submerged sites, some as far as13 miles offshore. Codependent onshore resources include the high coastal dunes, wetlands and Chumash Sacred sites continuously occupied for 9,000 or more years.

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