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Ocean Standards

STATE WATER QUALITY PROTECTION AREAS OF SPECIAL BIOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE

California's Marine State Water Quality Protection Areas

This pamphlet contains information on the Areas of Special Biological Significance, including legal descriptions, maps, and applicable Board resolutions, including exceptions. The document presented is the June 2003 publication, with electronic revisions as of October 2003. For a black and white hard copy of this document, contact Dominic Gregorio, Ocean Standards Unit, Division of Water Quality.

Maps and Photos of Areas of Special Biological Significance (pages 11-62 of the above document)

Page
Nos.

Maps, Photos and Information
County
Region
No.
SWRCB
Resolution No.
ASBS No.
11-14
Redwoods National Park
  (Reconnaissance Report)
  (Map)   (Picture)   (Panoramic)
  • Northern Section  (Map)
  • Central Section  (Map)
  • Southern Section  (Map)
  • Del Norte and Humboldt
    1
    74-28
    8
    15
    Trinidad Head Kelp Beds
      (Reconnaissance Report)
      (Map)   (Picture)   (Panoramic)
    Humboldt
    1
    74-28
    6
    16-19
    Kings Range National Conservation Area
      (Reconnaissance Report)
      (Map)   (Picture)   (Panoramic)
  • Northern Section  (Map)
  • Central Section  (Map)
  • Southern Section  (Map)
  • Humboldt and Mendocino
    1
    74-28
    7

    20

    Pygmy Forest Ecological Staircase
       (Map)   (Picture)
    Mendocino
    1
    74-28
    1
    21
    Saunders Reef Kelp Beds
      (Reconnaissance Report)  (Map)   (Picture)
    Mendocino
    1
    74-28
    5
    22
    Del Mar Landing Ecological Reserve
       (Map)   (Picture)
    Sonoma
    1
    74-28
    2

    23

    Gerstle Cove
      (Reconnaissance Report)  (Map)   (Picture)
    Sonoma
    1
    74-28
    3
    24
    Bodega Marine Life Refuge
      (Reconnaissance Report)   (Map)   (Picture)
    Sonoma
    1
    74-28
    4
    25
    Bird Rock
      (Reconnaissance Report)   (Map)    (Picture)
    Marin

    2

    74-28
    14
    26
    Point Reyes Headland Reserve and Extension
       (Map)   (Picture)   (Panoramic)
    Marin
    2
    74-28
    12
    27
    Double Point 
      Reconnaissance Report)  (Map)   (Picture)
    Marin
    2
    74-28
    13
    28
    Duxbury Reef Reserve and Extension
      (Reconnaissance Report)   (Map)
      (Picture)   (Picture)   (Picture)
    Marin
    2
    74-28
    11
    29-31
    Farallon Island
      (Reconnaissance Report)  (Map)   (Picture)
  • Northern Section  (Map)
  • Southern Section  (Map)
  • San Francisco
    2
    74-28
    10
    32
    James V. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
       (Map)   (Picture)   (Picture)
    San Mateo
    2
    74-28
    9
    33
    Ano Nuevo Point and Island
       (Map)   (Picture)
    San Mateo
    3
    74-28
    15
    34
    Pacific Grove Marine Gardens Fish Refuge and Hopkins Marine Life Refuge
      (Reconnaissance Report)  (Map)   (Picture)
    Monterey
    3
    74-28
    19
    35
    Carmel Bay   (Reconnaissance Report)
      (Map)   (Picture)   (Panoramic)
    Monterey
    3
    75-61
    34
    36
    Point Lobos Ecological Reserve
      (Map)   (Picture)   (Panoramic)
    Monterey
    3
    74-28
    16
    37
    Julia Pfeiffer Burns Underwater Park
      (Map)   (Picture)
    Monterey
    3
    74-28
    18
    38
    Ocean Area Surrounding the Mouth of Salmon Creek  (Map)   (Picture)
    Monterey
    3
    74-28
    20
    39-42
    San Miguel, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz Islands   (Map)
  • San Miguel Island
         (Reconnaissance Report)   (Map)
  • Santa Rosa Island
         (Reconnaissance Report)   (Map)   (Picture)
  • Santa Cruz Island
         (Reconnaissance Report)   (Map)   (Picture)
  • Santa Barbara
    3
    74-28
    17
    43-45
    Santa Barbara Island and Anacapa Island
        (Map)
  • Anacapa Island   (Map)   (Picture)
  • Santa Barbara Island   (Map)   (Picture)
  • Santa Barbara and Ventura
    4
    74-28
    22
    46-50
    Mugu Lagoon to Latigo Point
       (Reconnaissance Report: Part A & Part B)
       (Map)   (Panoramic)
       (Picture)   (Picture)   (Picture)
  • Western Section  (Map)
  • West Central Section  (Map)
  • East Central Section  (Map)
  • Eastern Section  (Map)
  • Ventura and Los Angeles
    4
    74-28
    24
    51
    San Nicolas Island and Begg Rock
       (Map)   (Picture)
    Ventura
    4
    74-28
    21
    52-53
    Santa Catalina Island    (Map)
  • Subarea One, Isthmus Cove to Catalina Head   (Reconnaissance Report)   (Map)   (Picture)
  • Los Angeles
    4
    74-28
    25
    54
    Santa Catalina Island    (Map)
  • Subarea Two, North End of Little Harbor to Ben Weston Point   (Reconnaissance Report)
  •   (Map)
    Los Angeles
    4
    74-28
    26
    55
    Santa Catalina Island    (Map)
  • Subarea Three, Farnsworth Bank Ecological Reserve   (Reconnaissance Report)   (Map)
  • Los Angeles
    4
    74-28
    27
    56
    Santa Catalina Island    (Map)
  • Subarea Four, Binnacle Rock to Jewfish Point
      (Reconnaissance Report)
  •   (Map)
    Los Angeles
    4
    74-28
    28
    57
    Newport Beach Marine Life Refuge
      (Reconnaissance Report)   (Map)   (Picture)
    Orange
    8
    74-32
    32
    58
    Irvine Coast Marine Life Refuge
      (Reconnaissance Report)   (Map)
      (Picture)   (Picture)
    Orange
    8 & 9
    74-32
    33
    59
    Heisler Park Ecological Reserve
       (Map)   (Picture)
    Orange
    9
    74-28
    30
    60
    San Clemente Island
       (Map)   (Picture)
    Los Angeles
    4
    74-28
    23
    61
    San Diego Marine Life Refuge
      (Reconnaissance Report)   (Map)   (Picture)
    SanDiego
    9
    74-28
    31
    62
    San Diego-La Jolla Ecological Reserve
      (Reconnaissance Report)   (Map)
      (Picture)   (Picture)
    San Diego
    9
    74-28
    29

    Questions or Comments?

    For more information on Areas of Special Biological Signficance, contact Dominic Gregorio, Ocean Standards Unit, Division of Water Quality.