North Coast MPA Baseline Monitoring Symposium

May 5, 2017

Eureka, CA


Humboldt State University’s Marine and Coastal Science Institute hosted a day-long symposium in May, 2017 to share key findings from baseline monitoring of marine protected areas (MPAs). The 11 state-funded projects formed the first comprehensive study of northern California’s coastal ocean, from the California-Oregon border to Point Arena, in Mendocino county. The symposium was attended by over 100 people, including researchers, students, Tribes, fishermen, management agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Presentations focused on the results of baseline monitoring and highlighted the partnerships that gathered data and knowledge on the North Coast.

The North Coast region includes 19 MPAs, one State Marine Recreational Management Area, and seven special closures, and covers about 13% of state waters in Northern California. Implemented in 2012, this network is the most recent region in California to complete baseline monitoring. Data was collected during two years of record-breaking temperatures and an El Niño event.

Meeting Summary

Link to North Coast OceanSpaces site


List of Talks (click to jump to more information):


Welcome and Acknowledgement of Wiyot Ancestral Territory

Thomas Torma

Wiyot Cultural Director

 


Introduction to the Symposium

Brian Tissot

Director, HSU Telonicher Marine Laboratory and Marine & Coastal Sciences Institute

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California’s MPA Management Program

Adam Frimodig

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Opening Prayer

Rachel Sundberg

Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria

 


Rocky Intertidal

Joe Tyburczy

California Sea Grant Extension

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Rocky Subtidal Reefs

Sean Craig

Humboldt State University

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Sandy Beach Ecosystems

Jenifer Dugan

University of California Santa Barbara

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Sandy Beaches: Surf Perch Ecology

Michelle Succow

Humboldt State University

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Sandy Beaches: Surf Perch Diet

Helen Mulligan

Humboldt State University

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Oceanographic Conditions

Eric Bjorkstedt

NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center

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North Coast Seabirds

Dan Barton

Humboldt State University

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Seabirds of Castle Rock

Stephanie Schneider

Humboldt State University

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Estuaries: Ecology

Katherine Osborn

Humboldt State University

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Estuaries: Biodiversity

Frank Shaughnessy

Humboldt State University

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Indigenous Traditional Knowledge

Megan Van Pelt, Rosa Laucci, and Jaytuk Steinruck

Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation

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Socioeconomics and Human Dimensions

Laurie Richmond

Humboldt State University

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Citizen Science of Rocky Reefs and Kelp Forests

Jan Freiwald

Director of Reef Check California

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Mid-Depth and Deep Subtidal Ecosystems

Heidi Lovig

Marine Applied Research and Exploration

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Fish Communities: Hook-and-line Surveys

Ian Kelmartin

Humboldt State University

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