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Channel Islands MPAs: MPA Monitoring
The ongoing management of the Channel Islands Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) requires monitoring of biological, social, and economic impacts. In an effort to develop a comprehensive monitoring plan, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA's Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, and the Channel Islands National Park hosted a Marine Protected Areas Monitoring Workshop. The workshop was held on March 14-16, 2003 at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The primary goal of the workshop was to develop preliminary biological and socioeconomic monitoring plans including: what to monitor; how to conduct monitoring; when to complete various portions; how to compile data into an easily accessible source; what funding and personnel needs exist; and what type of oversight is appropriate. Several small working groups provided input on specific monitoring topics. This input was compiled in the following worksheet summary. The background information provided to participants and meeting agendas are also linked below.
- Special Session: The First Five Years of Monitoring the Channel Islands Marine Protected Area Network - February 7-8, 2008
- Final Draft Monitoring Plan (Feb 2004)
- DRAFT Biological Monitoring Framework
- Socioeconomic Monitoring Recommendations
- Monitoring Worksheet Summary
- Existing Monitoring Programs
Maps Contained in the Above Report
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- Channel Islands MPA History
- Potential Biological Questions
- Habitat and Species Rankings
- Draft Biological Monitoring Workshop Agenda
- Socioeconomic Working Groups: Proposed Agenda
- Working Groups
This questionnaire was used to solicit input from a wide group of constituents prior to the monitoring workshop.
- How is Your MPA Doing?: Guidebook for Evaluation Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas
- Socioeconomic Report
- Fishery Independent Research