The Leadership Team has identified the following focal areas as key to successful management of MPAs which make up the MPA Management Program: Outreach and Education, Research and Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance, and Policy and Permitting. Active, sustained engagement in each of these focal areas is integral to achieve the goals of California's MPA Network. This work plan covers a three-year period and is a key tool in directing the MPA Management Program and holding members accountable for identified outcomes. This provides a road map for the State and its partners anchored back to the legislation, partnership plan, and other guidance documents related to California's MPA Network. This work plan identifies shared strategic priorities, key actions and outcomes for the MPA Management Program that can be used by government and non-government partners to ensure coordinated progress on achieving the goals of the Marine Life Protection Act.
The OPC will ensure that California maintains healthy, resilient, and productive ocean and coastal ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations.