Accomplishments

Coastal Conservancy AccomplishmentsThe Coastal Conservancy serves all Californians and visitors to the State who are interested in enjoying, improving, and protecting the spectacular natural resources of the California coast and San Francisco Bay Area.

Since its establishment in 1976, the Coastal Conservancy has:

  • completed more than 1,600 projects in every coastal county and all nine San Francisco Bay Area counties, with hundreds more projects currently active. These projects include construction of trails and other public access facilities, restoration and enhancement of wetlands and other wildlife habitat, protection of near-shore ocean waters, restoration of public piers and urban waterfronts, preservation of farmland, and other projects in line with the goals of California’s Coastal Act, the San Francisco Bay Plan, the San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy, and the California Ocean Protection Act;
  • helped conserve more than 500 properties containing more than 400,000 acres of wetlands, dunes, wildlife habitat, recreational lands, farmland, and scenic open space;
  • helped build several hundreds of miles of accessways and trails, including major portions of the California Coastal Trail, the Santa Ana River Parkway Trail, and the San Francisco Bay and Bay Area Ridge Trails;
  • assisted in the completion of more than 100 urban waterfront projects, enabling local communities to reclaim waterfront properties for recreational use and economic development;
  • retired hundreds of lots in inappropriately planned subdivisions throughout the coast, thereby preserving natural and scenic lands, protecting farmland, and providing recreational opportunities;
  • joined in partnership endeavors with more than 100 local conservation organizations, making local community involvement an integral part of the Coastal Conservancy’s work.

Detailed Accomplishments, Reports, and Projects:

Latest News

  • Climate Ready Grants available, applications due July 2nd
    The Conservancy announces a new Climate Ready grant solicitation; applications are due July 2, 2018. Climate Ready grants fund nature-based solutions for climate adaptation. Projects in this round will be funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, and must facilitate greenhouse gas emission reductions. These grants seek to support projects located in and benefiting disadvantaged communities. The […] (Read more on Climate Ready Grants...)
  • June 2 is National Trails Day on the California Coastal Trail
    Saturday, June 2, 2018, is National Trails Day!  We hope you’ll celebrate the day on the California Coastal Trail.  The CCT has something for everyone, from sandy beaches to windswept bluffs.  It’s a great spot for a hike or a stroll, or just to enjoy the view. You can find trail information and maps on […] (Read more on June 2 is...)
  • Coastal Conservancy Prop 1 Grant Solicitation
    The Conservancy announces a new Proposition 1 Grant Solicitation, applications are due June 8, 2018.  Conservancy Proposition 1 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. The solicitation document and application materials are posted here. (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Prop...)
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