Douglas Bosco — Chairman

Douglas H. Bosco was appointed to the State Coastal Conservancy by Governor Gray Davis in November 2003, and has served as its Chairman since November 2004. Mr. Bosco served as a Member of the United States House of Representatives (1982-1990), representing California’s First District, which stretches from Sonoma County to the Oregon border. A lifelong advocate of fishery and natural resource conservation, Mr. Bosco authored the California Wilderness Act, the Smith River National Recreation Area Act, the Klamath-Trinity River Restoration Act, the Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Act and the Laguna de Santa Rosa National Wildlife Preserve Act. As a Member of the California Legislature (1978-82), Mr. Bosco authored a number of environmental measures, including the California Renewable Resources Investment Act. He is a past member of the California Industrial Welfare Commission, and sits on a number of charitable boards. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He practices law with the San Francisco firm, Hanson Bridgett. Mr. Bosco resides in Santa Rosa with his wife, Gayle, and two children, John and Cassie.

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  • 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...)
  • Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Los Angeles – February 2, 2017
    Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair Sara Ramirez Giroux (Public Member) Ann Notthoff (Public Member) John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated) Dayna Bochco, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated) Michael Cohen, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated) Senate Representatives Benjamin Allen (District 26) Anthony Cannella (District 12) Jerry Hill (District 13) Assembly […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Public...)
  • 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...)
  • Accounting Administrator Job Opening
    We are hiring an Accounting Administrator 1 (Supervisor). This person will serve as the head of the Conservancy’s accounting unit, overseeing our accounting office and supervising 5 staff. The full job announcement is posted here (https://www.jobs.ca.gov/Public/JobVacancySearch.aspx?DepartmentCode=1799).   This position is open until filled. (Read more on Accounting Administrator Job...)
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