Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary


Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Protecting the Heritage of the Central Coast

Support during the Final Public Comment Period
NOW until October 25th!

Support the Sanctuary

Learn more about how to support the designation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary:

The First Tribally Nominated Sanctuary

Preserving marine and cultural resources along 156 miles of Central California Coastline

Estimated to generate $23 million in economic activity and create 600 new jobs

Will safeguard the Central Coast from offshore oil expansion and other threats

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Our Partners

The proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary is a grassroots effort led by the Northern Chumash Tribal Council in partnership with several local, state, and national organizations
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Latest News

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November 8, 2023
Over 98,000 supporters weigh in during the final Chumash Sanctuary comment period

PRESS RELEASE San Luis Obispo, California – Over 98,000 comments were submitted in support of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary (Chumash Sanctuary), according to an independent analysis of the publicly available comments submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The 60-day comment period, which was the last public comment period in […]

August 24, 2023
Biden-Harris Administration proposes new Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary off California coast

NOAA seeks public comment on Chumash Heritage sanctuary draft proposal, which if designated would be nation's 16th national marine sanctuary

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