Need YOUR comment on Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Pelicans, Cormorants, Gulls Feeding Offshore [photo by Joanne Aasen]

Marine sanctuaries are a key component of seabird and shorebird conservation. 

Championed by the Northern Chumash Tribal Council, the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary would create a corridor of protection along an important ocean feeding ground for seabirds, fish, and marine mammals on the Pacific Coast. Countless species of resident and migratory birds rely on this area—including Brown Pelicans, Sooty Shearwaters, and Western Snowy Plovers.  

Submit your comment to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via National Audubon’s Action Center, before October 25 to support the designation of this marine sanctuary, and urge them to approve the largest proposed boundaries to maximize protections for wildlife and culturally sacred sites.

Morro Strand State Beach and Morro Rock [photo by Dave Tyra]