Tribes to Join in North Coast Monitoring

Dec 17, 2013

Tolowa Dee-ni' drying smelt along the ocean near Smith River. The California Ocean Protection Council has announced science grants for ten projects to monitor the North Coast marine protected areas. Scientists, fishermen, citizen volunteers, and for the first time, tribal governments, will work together to develop a baseline of ocean conditions and human uses.
Credit Smith River Rancheria

  Tribal governments on the far north coast, for the first time, will join with scientists, fishermen, and citizen volunteers,  to develop a baseline of ocean conditions to monitor the North Coast marine protected areas (MPAs), thanks to a new ground of state grants. Lori Abbott reports.