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 1,600 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.
- Request for Partnership Proposals/Letters of Interest for the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant ProgramNOTE: This is a call-for preproposals for projects who would like to partner with the California State Coastal Conservancy in order to apply for US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation (NCWC) Program funding. a) This is NOT the official NCWC call for applications. b) Projects hoping to receive NCWC funding are NOT […] (Read more on Request for Partnership...)
- Coastal Conservancy Awards $14.7 Million for Coastal Protection, Restoration and AccessOakland, CA – This week, the Board of the California State Coastal Conservancy awarded $14.7 million to 13 projects to protect and restore the California coast and San Francisco Bay, and increase public access to these natural resources. The projects were: NORTH COAST A grant of up to $200,000 to Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Awards...)
- CEQA Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for Save the Redwoods League’s Redwood National and State Park Visitor Center and Restoration ProjectIn accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15072 and Public Resources Code Section 21092, the State Coastal Conservancy is providing notice of intent to adopt a mitigated negative declaration (MND) of environmental impact for the “Redwood National and State Parks Visitor Center and Restoration Project” as described here. The public is […] (Read more on CEQA Notice of...)