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 and Tribal Organizations

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

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 Jimmie Panetta

Representative Julia Brownley

Representative Sharice Davids

State and Local Elected Officials

California State Senator John Laird

San Luis Obispo City Council

Grover Beach City Council

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson

Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors

Cambria Community Service District Board of Directors

Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joan Hartmann

Educational Institutions and Aquaria

California Regional Environmental Education Community Network

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Mystic Aquarium

National Aquarium
New England Aquarium

New York Aquarium

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

Morro Coast Audubon Society


Safe Beach Now

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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