Blue Earth Assists in Developing New Partnerships to Protect California’s Marine Areas

MPA workshop

Blue Earth Consultants, a Division of ERG, recently facilitated a workshop in Sacramento, California, that brought together state managers of marine protected areas (MPAs) and the MPA Collaborative Network, a platform for local experts and authorities who are interested in outreach and education, enforcement and compliance, and research and monitoring related to California’s 124 marine protected areas. At the workshop, participants discussed development of a new charter among state entities and MPA Collaborative Network members to formalize the partnership and improve MPA management. Topics discussed included the charter purpose, shared statement, parties and roles, shared goals, partnership structure, and adaptive management of the partnership. Blue Earth Consultants is now working with the meeting participants to formalize the charter.

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