Assessing Change, Determining Effectiveness,
Guiding Long-Term Management of the Sanctuary’s Natural
broad goals of monitoring are to establish baseline data, record
changes in resources and evaluate effectiveness of the Marine
Protected Areas Network. Information gathered from monitoring
activities helps determine the effects the MPAs are having on
the ecological relationships, biological communities and habitats
within the MPA Network and the Sanctuary.
Nearshore Biological Monitoring Plan
This California Department of Fish and Game document
identifies specific monitoring activities, types of data collected,
and how these data will be used to determine the effects of MPAs
on species, ecosystems, and fisheries in the northern Channel
Dept. of Fish and Game Monitoring Plan
MPA Network Effectiveness the First Five
Years (2003 to 2008)
The Sanctuary, California Department of Fish and Game,
Channel Islands National Park and the Partnership for Interdisciplinary
Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) at the University of California,
Santa Barbara sponsored a public symposium on the first five years
of monitoring, enforcement and education programs for the Channel
Islands Marine Protected Area Network.
For the report click
Deepwater Biological Monitoring:
To protect deep water habitats and ecological communities
the State MPAs were extended by NOAA in 2006 and 2007, respectively.
To better understand these areas requires special equipment, expertise,
complicated logistics, and funding. NOAA hosted a workshop in
2005 to develop a framework for a deepwater monitoring plan.
For the workshop report click
Partners in Monitoring:
– Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coasts and
Ocean Science Trust MPA Monitoring Enterprise