About the California Coastal National Monument
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.