As we count down 2016 we want to address some Frequently Asked Questions to further public education and understanding of our Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. Looking forward to your support and help by signing our petition and sharing it.
Letter from Julie Packard: Support to begin designation process for Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Read chumash-nms-designation-support-letter_monterey-bay-aquarium
On behalf of our Executive Director (Monterey Bay Aquarium) Julie Packard, please accept the attached letter urging that NOAA begin the designation process for the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. The nomination was accepted by NOAA in October 2016, and it would be a valuable addition to the National Marine Sanctuary System.
Protect California’s Central Coast!
California’s Central Coast is an area of extraordinary biodiversity. Endangered whales, dolphins, sea otters, seals, pelicans and other wildlife thrive here, feeding on rich nutrient upwellings. The new Chumash National Marine Sanctuary would stretch from Gaviota, near the recent oil spill, to Cambria, terminus of the Monterey Bay NMS. Sanctuary status for this area would prohibit oil development, seismic testing, dumping of agriculture wastewater, and other threats. Comprehensive ecosystem management would ensure the health of the marine habitat.
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Put It at Risk or Preserve Our Lifeline?
By Richard Charter
Friday, January 29, 2016
What’s the best way to protect the Central Coast’s vital marine environment and sustain our clean-coast economic sector and our fisheries?
NOAA has determined the Chumash Heritage (California, Central Coast) National Marine Sanctuary nomination has successfully met the national significance criteria and management considerations described in the sanctuary nomination process. Continue reading
California Edition Interview with Northern Chumash Tribal Administrator Fred Collins
California Edition Host Brad Pomerance interviews Northern Chumash Tribal Administrator Fred Collins about the tribe and their efforts to create the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. Please feel free to share this link on your social media (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Websites, etc.).
The Cambrian published the Viewpoint Opinion piece in today’s paper.
I pasted the text in because they have put up a subscription wall on line.
THANKS ANDREW, DAN and the Cambrian!
Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary
Nominator Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Fred Collins, Northern Chumash Tribal Council
Nomination Point of Contact Fred Collins, Northern Chumash Tribal Council, 67 South St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 801-0347
Section II – Introduction
The waters of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary (CHNMS) lie between the Channel Island National Marine Sanctuary and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The unique coastline and ocean waters are the most beautiful in the world to the First Peoples and the communities that live along this ecologically rich, biologically diverse healthy coastline, and to many that come from all over the world to visit our coast. Continue reading
“I write on behalf of the California Coastal Commission in support of the nomination of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary offshore San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara Counties.” Continue reading