Ongoing, meaningful engagement with those who use and care about the oceans is a critical component of effective MPA management.
ResourcesEngaging Communities in Marine Protected Areas: Concepts and Strategies from Current Practice (June 2014)
This is a report by Masters students at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and the Environment for the National Marine Protected Areas Center. It synthesizes lessons from MPA managers with engaging local communities in the United States and Canada.
Best Practices for Constituent Communications (June 2014)
Recommendations from Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee.
WebinarsLessons Learned: Community Engagement in MPA Management (April 10, 2014)
Turning Visitors into Partners: Challenges and Successes at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (March 13, 2013)