Dan Haifley is a member of the Board of Directors of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and Chair of the board of Catamaran Literary Reader. He was the first executive director of Save Our Shores and of O’Neill Sea Odyssey.
The Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary is a grassroots effort led by the Northern Chumash Tribal Council in partnership with several local, state, and national organizations. The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has initiated the designation process for the proposed sanctuary on the central coast of California. NOAA is considering sanctuary designation to protect the region’s important marine ecosystem, maritime heritage resources, and cultural values of Indigenous communities.