Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary


Stay up to date on the latest news and updates on the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary
May 25, 2020
Letter from Secretary Panetta
May 4, 2020
Five Year Plan

On May 4, 2020, NOAA published a Federal Register notice to solicit public comments on Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary nomination and its consideration to remain on the inventory of successful nominations for an additional 5 years. NOAA will assess whether conditions that warranted its inclusion in the inventory of nominated sites still apply, including the […]

May 4, 2020
Letter to NOAA

The Northern Chumash Tribal Council (NCTC) and the Indigenous Communities around the world are working to provide solutions to assist Grandmother Oceans in the ever expanding troubling challenges that we face today. NCTC would like to thank you (Mr. Douros) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for giving us the indigenous community the […]

January 3, 2020
Feinstein Calls on Commerce Secretary to Accelerate Designation of Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Washington — Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today called on Commerce Secretary Ross to accelerate the designation of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary in an effort to combat rising carbon levels in the oceans. “California’s waters are rising in acidity at twice the global average, threatening marine life and contributing to a growing number […]

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