About the California Coastal National Monument

Stewarded by Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Mendocino Land Trust

Located off 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 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.  President Clinton established the monument on January 11, 2000.

From the blog

  • 03.19.14

    Welcoming Stornetta to the National Conservation Lands

    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

  • 03.19.14

    BLM Photographer Bob Wick Highlighted in CBS News Story

    Just last week Bob Wick, a Wilderness Specialist with BLM, was featured during CBS nightly news. The story highlighted Wick’s “side job” as a photographer for the BLM in conjunction with the recent addition of the Stornetta Public Lands.  “Bob Wick’s photos do more than describe the new addition to … read more

  • 11.9.13

    Massive Support for Protection of Stornetta Public Lands as National Monument

    Sometimes big things come in small packages. The tiny coastal hamlet of Point Arena packed their city hall yesterday with 300 supporters of protecting Stornetta Public Lands as the first mainland addition to the California Coastal National Monument. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, joined by Representative Jared Huffman, were treated to an … read more