Come for an afternoon of information and undersea wonders as marine biologists, elected officials and conservation advocates come together to discuss the protections that national marine sanctuary status have brought to treasures of marine habitat and wildlife elsewhere along the California coast, and how it can happen for SLO and Santa Barbara via designation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.* Continue reading
Supervisors oppose Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary proposal
BY PETER JOHNSON
Following a contentious hearing that lasted most of the day on Feb. 7, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to oppose the formation of a Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of SLO and Santa Barbara counties. Continue reading
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