About the California Coastal National Monument
Stewarded by 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
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
On Friday, November 8th, 2013, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will hold a public meeting to discuss the community’s vision for the protection of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands. This event is the first public meeting held by Secretary Jewell after a recent and significant speech at the … read more
On Thursday, May 12, 2013, BLM staff and leaders from coastal communities gathered at the Point Arena Lighthouse in Mendocino County, California to thank and honor Herrick (Rick) E. Hanks, the first manager of the California Coastal National Monument (CCNM) and BLM employee since 1973. He is retiring at the … read more