The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has completed our five-year review of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary nomination and determined that this nomination continues to meet the 11 sanctuary nomination process criteria. The nomination will remain on the inventory of areas NOAA may consider in the future for national marine sanctuary designation until October 5, 2025. We look forward to working with you and community members interested in long-term, comprehensive conservation of this area as we consider possible designations of national marine sanctuaries in the future.
Please contact Bill Douros (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Lisa Wooninck
(email@example.com) if you have any questions.