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Marine Protected Area Monitoring Action Plan 2018

Metadata Updated: September 17, 2019

California’s MPAs are adaptively managed as a network through the MPA Management Program which consists of four focal areas: 1) outreach and education, 2) enforcement and compliance, 3) research and monitoring, and 4) policy and permitting. Within the research and monitoring focal area, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) collaboratively direct California’s MPA Monitoring Program which includes a two-phased, ecosystem-based approach. Regional baseline monitoring (Phase 1, 2007 – 2018) characterized ecological and socioeconomic conditions near the time of regional MPA implementation and improved our understanding of a variety of representative marine habitats and the associated biodiversity. CDFW and OPC are now designing and implementing statewide long-term monitoring (Phase 2, 2016 – present) to reflect current priorities and management needs.

The MPA Monitoring Action Plan (Action Plan) informs next steps for long-term MPA monitoring in California by aggregating and synthesizing work to date, as well as by incorporating novel, quantitative, and expert-informed approaches. The Action Plan prioritizes key measures, metrics, habitats, sites, species, human uses, and management questions to target for long-term monitoring to inform the evaluation of California’s MPA Network. For example, the Action Plan includes select species-level, community-level, physical, chemical, and human use measures and metrics identified to advance understanding of conditions and trends across the MPA Network.

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Metadata Created Date September 17, 2019
Metadata Updated Date September 17, 2019

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Harvested from State of California

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date September 17, 2019
Metadata Updated Date September 17, 2019
Publisher California Ocean Protection Council
Unique Identifier a2c3be27-d4f3-4fd9-9ad6-2d90a0e2bce4
Steve Wertz
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
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Harvest Source Id 653cc362-70fc-46e1-9fb1-e76815ee1c88
Harvest Source Title State of California
Data Last Modified 2019-08-31T06:02:57.362571
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Source Hash 9c194012e9a8f38768e5871b5f4570064ce2d634
Source Schema Version 1.1
Category Water, Natural Resources

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