Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Proposed

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Protecting the Heritage of the Central Coast

99% of commenters support the Chumash Sanctuary!

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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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January 24, 2024
2023's Final Comment Period Was a BIG Success!

Final comment period had over 99% support form the 100,000 people who commented.

November 8, 2023
Over 100,000 supporters weigh in during the final Chumash Sanctuary comment period

PRESS RELEASE UPDATED Statistics - January 2024 San Luis Obispo, California – Over 100,000 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 […]

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