Management plan

The sanctuary's management plan, published in 2023, guides current and future activities at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. The plan identifies priority management issues and actions proposed to address them. It also describes planned activities for research, education, outreach, and enforcement programs.

2023 management plan, environmental impact statement and environmental assessment:

Management plans are periodically reviewed and updated in order to ensure responsiveness to current and emerging issues, technologies, and management needs.

2009 management plan cover