Parks & Protected Areas

Upper left: Lighthouse, Cabrillo National Monument
Upper right: Boney Mountain, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Bottom middle: Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park

Connected by similar geography, natural and cultural resources, and resource protection challenges, the Coastal Southern California national parks:

The parks work in collaboration to preserve the natural and cultural resources of the Mediterranean climate region. This collaboration includes the Mediterranean Coast Network Inventory and Monitoring (MEDN I&M) Program, and the Southern California Research Learning Center (SCRLC).

The parks are also fortunate to have the support of numerous partner organizations.