Baseline Monitoring of Estuaries on North Coast

In cooperation with Humboldt State University, we conducted baseline monitoring of estuaries in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties. The objective of this project was to establish a baseline with which to monitor potential impacts of California's Marine Protected Areas (MPA). Furthermore, this was a great opportunity for capacity building and training in scientific monitoring techniques. We monitored Marine Protected Areas in Ten Mile, Big River, and Humboldt Bay, and a non-MPA in Mad River.