About the California Coastal National Monument
Stewarded by Friends of Point Arena-Stornetta Lands, Trinidad Coastal Land Trust, Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Mendocino Land Trust
Established by President Clinton on January 11, 2000, and located along the 1,100 miles of California coastline, the California Coastal National Monument comprises more than 20,000 small islands, rocks, exposed reefs, and pinnacles between Mexico and Oregon. The Monument was expanded in January of 2017 when President Obama added 6,230 acres to include six additional coastal sites. These six sites were first proposed for protection in legislation introduced by members of the California Congressional delegation in 2015. The Monument also includes the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands, designated by President Obama in 2014. The scenic qualities and critical habitat of this public resource are protected as part of the National Conservation Lands. The monument is managed with the assistance of a network Gateway Committees made up of community groups, local governments and conservation organizations and concerned citizens.
From the blog
Thursday, January 12 was a proud day for conservation, and for America. President Obama used the Antiquities Act to designate five national monuments, including 3 Southern civil rights sites and expansions of two existing national monuments in the West. The three historic sites honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the … read more
News Release: Obama Designates Five New National Monuments; Conservationists, local leaders celebrate designations
Durango, CO (January 12, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation applauded today’s national monument designations and the announcement of efforts to make our parks and monuments more inclusive for all Americans. “President Obama is an exceptional conservationist. His actions to safeguard America’s natural, cultural and historic sites have been heroic. … read more
With the sun shining off the surf off the California coastline, the entire community of Point Arena, California came out to celebrate the first on-land expansion to the California Coastal National Monument and the newest addition to the National Conservation Lands. The celebration was possible thanks to President Obama responding to … read more