About Us

The Coastal Conservancy is a state agency, established in 1976, to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, to help people get to and enjoy the outdoors, and to sustain local economies along California’s coast. The Conservancy is a non-regulatory agency that supports projects to protect coastal resources and increase opportunities for the public to enjoy the coast.

Our vision is of a beautiful, restored, and accessible coast for current and future Californians. We act with others to protect and restore, and increase public access to, California’s coast, ocean, coastal watersheds and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Conservancy Staff – All staff can be reached at 510-286-1015


Enabling Legislation – California Public Resources Code, Division 21


Accomplishments – Serving those interested in enjoying, improving, and protecting the natural resources of our coast


Strategic Plan – We develop a Strategic Plan that identifies specific goals to guide the Conservancy’s work


Regional & Statewide Plans – Plans and policies that implement priorities and are consistent with Coastal Conservancy objectives


Financial Reports – Annual financial reports on past year expenditures and agency funding


FAQ – What is the Coastal Conservancy? What does the Coastal Conservancy do?

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