The Central California Coast is the priority area for the Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office. Our goal is to support priority coastal conservation efforts along these 450 miles of coastline which span roughly from the Malibu lagoon in the south to Santa Cruz County north of Monterey Bay [map].
Within this region, priority coastal resources of interest to VFWO include the Northern Channel Islands, coastal terraces and bluffs, beaches, large dune complexes, numerous estuaries, coastal watersheds, and near shore islands.
Many central California communities depend on these coastal resources for recreation, tourism, commercial fishing, and agriculture. The Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, through its Conservation Partnerships Program, is focusing its efforts to collaborate with communities of the central coast to conserve these coastal ecosystems for the benefit of fish, wildlife, and the people who depend on them.
The Conservation Partnership Program supports projects on private, public, and Tribal lands. These partnerships are the foundation of the program. Typically partners include private landowners, conservation groups, citizen volunteers, Federal, State, Tribal, and local governments, academic institutions, industries, and businesses.
Northern Counties Coastal Program Coordinator
Visit our National Coastal Program Homepage
or contact our Regional Coastal Program Coordinator:
Coastal Program Coordinator--Pacific Southwest Region
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service