Call on the Biden Administration to Create the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary
On Nov. 9th 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration advanced the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary into the designation phase after 6 years of consideration. In this initial phase of the designation process, NOAA will hold a public comment period to help determine the boundaries of the sanctuary. Click here to learn more, leave a comment, and help move the Sanctuary forward.
The coastal region near San Luis Obispo, California is the ancestral home of the Northern Chumash people and one of the world’s most biologically diverse regions. The area also hosts 25 threatened, endangered, or critically endangered species, including humpback whales and leatherback sea turtles, and one of the largest remaining kelp forests on the Western Seaboard.