The California Coastal National Monument is located along the entire 1,100 miles of the California coastline.

Environment for the Americas

We are pleased to present our next America’s Great Outdoors internship site at the California Coastal National Monument (CCNM) in Monterey, California.

While our interns will be working in and around the Monterey area, the California Coastal National Monument is located along the entire 1,100 miles of the California coastline. This area is made up of 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 Landscape Conservation System, administered by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.

In 1997, the Torch / Platform Irene Oil Spill released at least 163 barrels (6,846 gallons) of petroleum products into the Pacific Ocean.  Subsequently, oil contaminated 17 miles of northern Santa Barbara County coastline and damaged a variety of natural resources including mussels, abalone, seabirds (notably Common Murres and…

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