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Fall Lecture Series – Conserved Lands & Waters of the Lost Coast, part 2 w/ Calla Allison
November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Conserved Lands & Waters of the Lost Coast, a free 3-part lecture series highlighting three distinct types of conservation found on the Lost Coast – National Conservation Lands, Marine Protected Areas, and Tribal Protected Areas, is being presented by Friends of the Lost Coast in partnership with the BLM King Range. Three 60-minute lectures – with a Q&A at the end of each presentation – will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, November 2 and 9, and Thursday, November 17, from 6 to 7p.m.
Kicking things off, on Wednesday, November 2, former BLM staffer and renowned wilderness photographer, Bob Wick, will give a talk on the National Conservation Lands system and King Range as the nation’s first National Conservation Area. Up next, on Wednesday, November 9, Calla Allison, Executive Director of MPA Collaborative Network, will present Marine Protected Areas: Conserving The Waters of the Iconic Lost Coast. The final lecture of the series takes place on Thursday, November 17, highlighting Tribal Protected Areas of the Lost Coast with a speaker from the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council. Zoom links will be posted on this page, the homepage of lostcoast.org and on the Friends of the Lost Coast Facebook page in advance of each lecture.
About Calla Allison’s lecture:
Marine Protected Areas: Conserving the Waters of the Iconic Lost Coast
California’s Network of 124 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) covers over 852 square miles and protects 16% of state waters. The MPAs function as a network to restore ocean habitats and increase the health, productivity, and resilience of ocean systems. Seven of these MPAs lie along the Lost Coast, protecting some of the most remote and abundant sections of California coastline. This presentation and discussion will cover the history and science of California’s MPAs and dive into the 7 unique MPAs of the region. It will also cover the work of the MPA Collaborative Network, an organization aimed at empowering coastal communities to manage and steward MPAs.
This lecture series is sponsored in part by Pure Water Spas.