California State Coastal Conservancy

The Coastal Conservancy is a State agency established in 1976 to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, help people get to and enjoy the outdoors, and sustain local economies along the length of California’s coast and around San Francisco Bay. Learn more »

About The Coastal Conservancy

About: The Coastal Conservancy protects coastal resources and helps the public to enjoy them. This page has information about us, including the Coastal Conservancy Board, Strategic Plan, Jobs.

Climate Ride

Projects: The Coastal Conservancy is actively supporting hundreds of projects along the coast and around the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more about our projects and programs.

Climate Ready Programs

Climate: Climate change is having profound impacts on California’s coastal resources. The Coastal Conservancy is leading many efforts to prepare for and reduce these impacts.

San Clemente Coastal Trail

Grants: Information about current grant opportunities and resources for grant applicants are posted on this page.

San Francisco India Basin

Meetings and Notices: The Coastal Conservancy meets 5-6 times a year around the state. Upcoming meeting agendas and past meeting archives are posted on here along with public notices and information about other public meetings held by the Conservancy.

SCC/OPC Project Viewer

SCC Project Viewer

Latest News

  • Proposition 1 Grants – Round 4
    The Conservancy has released the Proposal Solicitation for the next round Prop 1 grants. These grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. Priority project types include: water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and urban greening. Grant applications are due to the Coastal Conservancy on June 30, 2016. Applicants must […] (Read more on Proposition 1 Grants...)
  • Five Year Commemoration of The Cedars Acquisition in Sonoma County
    The Cedars supports some of the most unique and extremely unusual botanical, geological and aquatic resources on the planet. Peridotite mantle rock that normally rests 3 to 70 miles below the earth’s surface  and serpentine soils  make this ultra-basic environment home to at least eight endemic plant species. In 2011, the Conservancy partnered with the […] (Read more on Five Year Commemoration...)
  • Using Simplified Permits to Accelerate Your Restoration Project
    The Coastal Conservancy hosted a webinar with Sustainable Conservation on March 28, 2016, to provide information on using programmatic permits and authorizations for voluntary restoration and water quality projects to accelerate this environmentally beneficial work. Use of these “simplified” permits can help project proponents and agencies save time and money so greater resources can be […] (Read more on Using Simplified Permits...)
  • CONSERVANCY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT ANALYST I
    An exciting opportunity to join the San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy Program at the Coastal Conservancy, as a project manager who conducts planning, development, and implementation of land protection, habitat restoration and public access projects.  Check out the job announcement at the CalHR web site.  Contact Ashlee Sentman at Ashlee.Sentman@scc.ca.gov or 510-286-0552 for more information. (Read more on CONSERVANCY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT...)
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