The 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 4,o00 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.
- Put over $1.8 billion to work for conservation projects along California’s coast and coastal watersheds.
- Press Release: Coastal Conservancy awards over $60 million in grants for coastal access, restoration, and resilienceToday, the Board of the State Coastal Conservancy approved over $60 million in grants for restoration, protection, public access, and wildfire and climate resilience along the California coast and San Francisco Bay. Included in the approvals were: $20 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Bel Marin Keys Unit V expansion of the […] (Read more on Press Release: Coastal...)
- Coastal Conservancy Public Zoom Meeting – September 22, 2022Meeting Notice Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair Ann Notthoff (Public Member), Vice Chair Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš (Public Member) Joseph Alioto Jr. (Public Member) Wade Crowfoot, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated) Donne Brownsey, Coastal Commission Chair; Madeline Cavalieri (Designated) Keely Bosler, Director, Department of Finance; Gayle Miller (Designated) Senate Representatives Benjamin Allen (District 26) Josh […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Public...)
- Job Posting: HR, Budgets & Grants ManagerLove the California coast and the environment and working to support diversity and inclusion? This might be the job for you!” The State Coastal Conservancy values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and […] (Read more on Job Posting: HR,...)