Taking the Surfliner down to the OC!

I took the iconic Pacific Surfliner down to where the MPA collaborative groups all began, Laguna and Orange County. Home of the rich and famous, it’s also got some amazing rocky coastline and proper sea. But how do you manage highly protected sites that back straight onto some of the most developed coast in California?

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Federal or State, it's one sea: how do the Channel Islands square up?

The Channel Islands have been had federal protection since 1980, with State Marine Reserves added as part of the CA Marine Life Protection Act MPA redesign process in the 2000s. There’s potential for confused governace, so how does it work? I spoke with Kristen Hislop from the Environmental Defense Center to find out…

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