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Diablo name

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Sanctuary Nomination

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Nominator Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Fred Collins, Northern Chumash Tribal Council

Nomination Point of Contact Fred Collins, Northern Chumash Tribal Council, 67 South St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401  (805) 801-0347

Section II – Introduction

The waters of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary (CHNMS) lie between the Channel Island National Marine Sanctuary and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The unique coastline and ocean waters are the most beautiful in the world to the First Peoples and the communities that live along this ecologically rich, biologically diverse healthy coastline, and to many that come from all over the world to visit our coast. Continue reading

Sanctuary Economic Report

The Potential Economic Impacts of the

Proposed Central Coast National Marine Sanctuary

Prepared for the Sierra Club of California

By Jason Scorse, Ph.D. and Judith Kildow, Ph.D.

September 2014

i. Acknowledgments

The authors want to thank William Douros, Western Regional Director of National Marine Sanctuaries, for providing important financial information about sanctuary budgets; student assistant Maren Gardiner Farnum, for her research and analytical work; Professor Gary Griggs for providing information about marine institutional budgets in the Monterey Crescent; Deirdre Whalen and other Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary staff members for providing a range of information on tourism and other sanctuary activities that we could never have gotten without their assistance. We also want to thank Sarah Carr of EBM Tools Listserve and everyone who contributed citations per her request, for helping to compile our extensive bibliography on the economics of MPAs. Continue reading



WHAT: Screening of Rebels With A Cause and panel discussion with: Fred Collins (Northern Chumash Tribal Council), Nancy Kelly (Director/Producer, Rebels With A Cause) and John Hart (Author, Storm Over Mono: The Mono Lake Battle and the California Water Future). Community Partners: Northern Chumash Tribal Council, Surfrider Foundation San Luis Obispo Chapter, Sierra Club Santa Lucia Chapter.
This event will focus on the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

WHEN: Sunday, May 18, 12:30 PM

WHERE: Palm Theater, 817 Palm St. San Luis Obispo, CA

TICKETS: $10 suggested donation, no one will be turned away for lack of funds

American Indian Education Day

Gathering/Spisumu: Welcome / Haku to Cal Poly

Early_California_Polytechnic_SchoolSpisumu is the Obispeño Chumash invitation to ‘gather together’ and Haku is the Inseño Chumash word for welcome. In that spirit, you are invited to a day of learning at Cal Poly for American Indian students, elders and Families Continue reading