Management plan

The sanctuary’s current management plan, published in 2009, 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.

2009 management plan, environmental impact statement, and final rule:

Management plans are periodically reviewed and updated in order to ensure responsiveness to current and emerging issues, technologies, and management needs. A public process is currently underway to revise the management plan for Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Learn more about the process and how you can contribute.

2009 management plan cover

The 2009 sanctuary management plan is available online.