2014

 2014 Columns

December, 2014       Fishing and Harbors in the Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

 

The intent of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary (CHNMS) is to work with the harbors and fishers to preserve their historical connections and economic productivity. Therefore, the CHNMS will not add additional regulations to either harbors or commercial and recreational fishing. The CHNMS proposal includes statements regarding the important issues of maintaining harbors and dredging, and commercial and recreational fishing.

 

October, 2014         Sanctuary Nomination Process For  Consideration of New National Marine Sanctuariesy

 

After two decades, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) invites coastal and Great Lakes communities to nominate their most treasured places for consideration as national marine sanctuaries. Residents of the California Central Coast have waited twenty years to be able to once again nominate their treasured nearshore coastal and offshore waters. Many individuals and groups have been hard at work over the last few years to reach this point to nominate a national marine sanctuary newly named, The Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

 

September, 2014     Chumash Thrivability of Marine Ecosystems & Mission Blue

 

The concept of sustainability, while considered a lofty and progressive ideal within the wider philosophy of environmental protection, has a major flaw. Given the actual political process with its gives and takes among the variety of vested interests, the bench mark for sustaining a particular area at its current level is where political compromise begins. That is to say, the variables required to actually sustain a system become unreachable. Thus, the very attempt to work for sustaining the planet at its current state actually maintains the downward spiral.

 

August, 2014             Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Location on California’s Central Coast – A Special Place

 

The proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary (CHNMS) is located along the pristine south Central California coastline, from Gaviota Creek to the south to Santa Rosa Creek in Cambria to the north. The western boundary of the CHNMS would be west of the submerged Santa Lucia Bank along the Santa Lucia Escarpment. The eastern boundary would be the mean high tide line along the coastline. These pristine coastal waters are between the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). There are seven nationally and internationally important core areas within this proposed sanctuary that were originally identified in the 1990 proposal to become the Central Coast National Marine Sanctuary; however, the proposal died because of Congressional inaction.

 

July, 2014                New National Marine Sanctuary Nomination Announcement of Final Criteria and Process

 

Greenspace-the Cambria Land Trust has joined other local groups in their support of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Proposal, and will host a Sanctuary presentation on June 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm at Rabobank’s Community Room in Cambria.

 

June, 2014                Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Proposal Presentation in Cambria, June 4th

 

Presentations for the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Proposal are being given by various leaders representing the Northern Chumash Tribal Council (NCTC), the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club, the San Luis Obispo Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, the Marine Sanctuary Alliance, and other local, state, and national grassroots organizations.

 

May, 2014                 Expansion of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

 

The expansion of the Gulf of the Farallones and the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in an April 14, 2014 press release.  NOAA is accepting public comments through June 30, 2014..

 

April, 2014                 Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Proposal Maps of Seven Core Areas

 

The proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary has seven significant core areas of importance.

 

In a national marine sanctuary, a core area is usually an internationally or nationally significant oceanographic and or ecological unit that needs primary protection and becomes the central focus of a sanctuary. Vital ecosystems supporting significant marine life are clear candidates for protection. Nationally significant historical and cultural features are also nominated for protection.

 

March 2014               Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Proposal Presentations

 

Presentations for the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Proposal are being given by various leaders representing the Northern Chumash Tribal Council (NCTC), the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club, the San Luis Obispo Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, the Marine Sanctuary Alliance, and other local, state, and national grassroots organizations.

 

February, 2014         Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Proposal Gains Support

and The Importance of Chumash Heritage to National Marine Sanctuaries

 

Support for the designation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary is gaining both local and statewide support to fill the gap with sanctuary protection between the Channel Islands and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries.

 

January, 2014          California Central Coast Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Proposal

 

The Northern Chumash Tribal Council (NCTC), in collaboration with local, state, and national grassroots organizations is proposing the nomination of the California Central Coast Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

Slo Coast Journal, January, 2014

California Central Coast Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Proposal

PDF Jan 2014- Marine Sanctuaries
*   *   *   *   *   *   *
SLO Coast Journal, February, 2014

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Proposal Gains Support and the Importance of Chumash Heritage to National Marine Sanctuaries

PDF Feb 2014-Slo Coast Journal – A Bird’s Eye View
*   *   *   *   *   *   *
SLO Coast Journal, March, 2014

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Proposal – Presentations

PDF March 2014-Marine Sanctuaries
*   *   *   *   *   *   *
SLO Coast Journal, April, 2014

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Proposal – Maps of Seven Core Areas

PDF April 2014-Marine Sanctuaries
*   *   *   *   *   *   *
SLO Coast Journal, May, 2014

Expansion of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

PDF May 2014-Marine Sanctuaries
*   *   *   *   *   *   *
SLO Coast Journal, June, 2014

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Proposal Presentation in Cambria, June 4th

PDF June 2014 Marine Sanctuaries
*   *   *   *   *   *   *
SLO Coast Journal, July, 2014

New National Marine Sanctuary Nomination Announcement of Final Criteria and Process

PDF July 2014 Marine Sanctuaries
*   *   *   *   *   *   *
SLO Coast Journal, August, 2014

Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Location on California’s Central Coast – A Special Place

PDF August 2014 Marine Sanctuaries
*   *   *   *   *   *   *
SLO Coast Journal, September, 2014

Chumash Thrivibility of Marine Ecosystems & Mission Blue

PDF September 2014 Marine Sanctuaries
*   *   *   *   *   *   *
SLO Coast Journal, October, 2014

Sanctuary Nomination Process for Consideration as New National Marine Sanctuaries

PDF October 2014 Marine Sanctuaries
*   *   *   *   *   *   *
SLO Coast Journal, November, 2014

Economic Benefits National Marine Sanctuary Designation San Luis Obispo County

PDF November 2014 Marine Sanctuaries
*   *   *   *   *   *   *
SLO Coast Journal, December, 2014

Fishing and Harbors in the Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

PDF December 2014 Marine Sanctuaries

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s