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:

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Latest News

  • Request for Qualifications for Environmental Services-2017
    The California Coastal Conservancy anticipates a need for environmental, engineering, architectural, landscape architectural, and construction project management consulting services for Conservancy projects and programs over the next twelve months. The Conservancy seeks to identify individuals and firms providing these services. To submit your qualifications, please read the Request for Qualifications and complete the Consultant Questionnaire. […] (Read more on Request for Qualifications...)
  • Request for Services – ADA assistance
    The State Coastal Conservancy is seeking the services of a landscape architectural or architectural consultant or consulting team with a specialization in federal and state accessibility laws and associated design parameters. The consultant will assist the Conservancy in its efforts to ensure that it is taking all reasonable measures to avoid discrimination against persons with […] (Read more on Request for Services...)
  • Proposition 1 Grant Round – Bay Area Urban Greening Projects
    The Conservancy announces a new Proposition 1 Grant Solicitation focused on multi-benefit urban greening projects in the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area.  Through this grant round the Conservancy seeks to support urban greening projects that meaningfully enhance the ecological function of bay area creeks, watershed and wetlands. These are projects that provide at […] (Read more on Proposition 1 Grant...)
  • Climate Ready Webinar: Lessons-learned in Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning
      The California State Coastal Conservancy hosted a webinar for 140 people on December 2, 2016 to share examples and lessons learned from some of our sea level rise adaptation planning projects. This webinar highlighted three case studies: - San Mateo (Hilary Papendick, San Mateo County) - Monterey Bay (Kelly Leo, The Nature Conservancy) - […] (Read more on Climate Ready Webinar:...)
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