Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Our Partners

The proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary is a grassroots effort led by the Northern Chumash Tribal Council in partnership with the Marine Sanctuary Alliance, Santa Lucia Chapter of Sierra Club, SLO Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, COAST, and others.

Tribes, Tribal Organizations, & Student Clubs

Yak Tityu Tityu Yak Tilhini Northern Chumash Tribe

Bakersfield Chumash Tribal Council

Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation

Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians 

InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council

The Modoc Nation-Government for the Modoc People of Southern Oregon and Northern California

Inter-Nation Cultural Foundation

Tribal Trust Foundation, Santa Barbara

Native American and Pacific Islander Club of Sierra College

Calpulli Huey Papalotl of UC Berkeley

National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Councils

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Hawaiian Islands Humpback National Marine Sanctuary

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve

State Government Appointed Officials

California Coastal Commission – Jack Ainsworth, Executive Director

California Natural Resources Agency – Wade Crowfoot, Secretary

Federal Officials

Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland

Vice President Kamala Harris (as California Senator)

Congressional Representatives

Senator Diane Feinstein

Senator Alex Padilla

Representative Salud Carbajal

Representative Raul Grijalva

Representative Barbara Lee

Representative Alan Lowenthal

Representative Jimmy Panetta

Representative Julia Brownley

Representative Sharice Davids

State and Local Elected Officials

San Luis Obispo City Council

Grover Beach City Council

Los Angeles City Council

Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors

Cambria Community Service District Board of Directors

California State Senator John Laird

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson

Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joan Hartmann

Seaside City Council Member Jon Wizard

Educational Institutions and Aquaria

ABQ BioPark

Adventure Aquarium

Akron Zoo

Aquarium of Niagara

Aquarium of the Pacific

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Bergen County Zoo

Birmingham Zoo

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Bronx Zoo

Butterfly Pavilion

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

California Academy of Sciences

California Regional Environmental Education Community Network

Central Park Zoo

Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium


Detroit Zoological Society

Dickerson Park Zoo

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Jenkinson's Aquarium
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Jenkinson's Aquarium

Lincoln Children's Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Mystic Aquarium

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

National Aquarium

New England Aquarium

New York Aquarium

Newport Aquarium

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

OdySea Aquarium

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Prospect Park Zoo

Queens Zoo

Racine Zoo

Red River Zoo

Riverside Discovery Center

Rolling Hills Zoo

Roosevelt Park Zoo
Sacramento Zoo

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

San Francisco Zoological Society & Gardens

Santa Barbara Zoo

Scovill Zoo

Seattle Aquarium

Sequoia Park Zoo

Shedd Aquarium

South Carolina Aquarium

Southern Tier Zoological Society/Ross Park Zoo

The Florida Aquarium

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Tracy Aviary

Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School

Tulsa Zoo

Turtle Conservancy

Vancouver Aquarium

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Virginia Zoo

WCS’s New York Aquarium

Woodland Park Zoo

Zoo New England


ZooTampa at Lowry Park

State, National, and International Non-Governmental Organizations (Partial List)

Audubon California

California Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Defenders of Wildlife

Earth Law Center

Environment America

Friends of the Earth UK

Friends of the Mariana Trench


Hands Across the Waters

Heal the Bay

Hispanic Access Foundation

Home Healing Ourselves and Mother Earth

Inter-Nation Cultural Foundation

League of Women Voters

Marine Conservation Institute

National Audubon Society

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

National Ocean Protection Coalition

Natural Resources Defense Council

Nevada Nuclear Waste Task Force


Ocean Defenders Alliance


Pacific Environment

Resources Legacy Fund

Save our Seas Hawaii

Surfrider Foundation

Terra Foundation

The Ocean Foundation

WILDCOAST/Costa Salvaje

Central Coast Non-Governmental and Civic Organizations

Big Sur Advocates for a Green Environment

California Central Coast Marine Sanctuary Alliance

Citizens Planning Association of Santa Barbara

Citizens Opposed to Acoustic Seismic Testing

Citizens Responsible for Oil & Gas (CFROG)

Corazon Del Pueblo of Santa Barbara

Environmental Defense Center

Friends of the Elephant Seal

Grandmothers for Peace SLO County Chapter

Gaviota Coast Conservancy

GOO (Get Oil Out)

Greenspace - The Cambria Land Trust

Home Front Environmental Justice, Morro Bay

Mercury Press International

Morro Coast Audubon Society


Safe Beach Now

San Luis Obispo Outdoor Painters for the Environment (SLOPE)

Santa Barbara Audubon Society

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper

Sierra Club, Santa Lucia Chapter

Sunrise San Luis Obispo

Surfrider Foundation, San Luis Obispo Chapter
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