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Every five years, the Conservancy develops a Strategic Plan that identifies specific goals to guide the Conservancy’s work. The Strategic Plan provides an overall vision and metrics to measure the effectiveness of the Conservancy’s work. It outlines the Conservancy’s priorities in the context of California’s coastal management program and communicates to our partners – local governments, state and federal agencies, private landowners, nonprofit conservation organizations, and private conservation funders– and to the general public the future role of the Conservancy in protecting coastal resources.
2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan
We are currently in year five of the existing Strategic Plan, which was adopted in 2013 and updated in June 2015 to include project priorities for Proposition 1 expenditure and to add the goals and objectives of the newly created Santa Ana River Conservancy Program. We have made great progress in achieving the objectives set in this plan and have recently adopted a Strategic Plan for 2018-2022.
The purpose of the plan is to help the Conservancy prioritize its work, allocating both its staff resources and funding to projects that achieve its objectives. The final draft of the 2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan, which was adopted by our Board on November 30, 2017, can be found here:
A copy of the public comments we received on the plan during the 6 week open comment period, and our responses to the comments can be found below:
Exhibit 2 Public Comments on Draft Plan
Exhibit 3 Response to Comments Table
In addition, we have submitted two memos to our Board detailing the process through which the plan will be developed, and results from our survey of stakeholders.
The full timeline for the development of the plan is below:
||Draft Strategic Plan outline. Identify key drivers. Send letters to Tribes.
||Discussion with Board about proposed process list of key drivers, and outline
||Conduct stakeholder survey. Draft goals and objectives.
||Discussion with Board about survey results and goals and objectives
|June – August
||Write Draft Plan & add numerical objectives
||Release Draft Plan to Board, Public, Tribes
||Discussion with Board about Draft Plan
||End of Public Comment Period
||Revise plan based on feedback from Board, Public, and Tribes
||Release Final Plan
||Board meeting, final adoption
||Publish Strategic Plan and Executive Summary
|2018 – 2022
||Work to accomplish objectives. Annual progress reports
||SCC Board and Staff
We are deeply grateful to everyone who is participating in the preparation of the Strategic Plan, and to everyone who partners with the Coastal Conservancy to accomplish important work along the California Coast and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Together we have done a great deal for California’s people and wildlife, but we still have much left to do.
2013 – 2018 Strategic Plan
Below is a video highlighting some of the Coastal Conservancy’s achievements during our last Strategic Plan period.
To view an interactive map of projects authorized during the last Strategic Plan, visit our 2013-2017 Project Viewer site