California State Coastal Conservancy

“I stand unequivocally in solidarity with the fight for racial justice and equity, and the end of oppression of Black people.  Our agency is working to understand the role we have played as a government agency in a system that perpetuates racial inequality, and how, through allyship and the fulfillment of our mission, we can support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.  We recognize and value our community-based partner organizations and grantees that are committing their time and hearts to advancing racial equity.

We will work to bring the change that we want to see in this country into our own institution and our work across California.”

– Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy

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The Coastal Conservancy offices are shut due to the Coronavirus related shelter-in-place in effect in California.  All staff are working remotely; please email us for assistance.   

All Californians are encouraged to follow the advice of the California Department of Public Health to prevent the spread of the virus.

For more information on working with the Conservancy in during the shelter-in-place, please see the message from our Executive Officer here. Please note that at this time, the Conservancy is only processing electronic invoices.  Instructions on how to submit invoices electronically can be found here. 

During this state of emergency, in lieu of accepting personal service of process, the State Coastal Conservancy commits to accepting service via a notice of acknowledgment and receipt (CCP section 415.30) if the notice and the papers being served are emailed to both: and



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



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.

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