- The Conservancy is a problem-solving agency, emphasizing doing projects that solve problems (including needed project planning) rather than planning (for the purpose of adopting public policy)
- The Conservancy works in cooperation with others and strives to be an agency whose involvement is sought by others
- The Conservancy works on landscape-wide projects that serve significant regional or statewide objectives
- The Conservancy employs the best available science for each project, subjecting its projects to independent scientific review when necessary and feasible
- The Conservancy values and employs bottom-up community-based planning. The Conservancy believes that the best resource protection ensues when local citizens participate in planning the future of their own natural heritage
- The Conservancy staff adds value by its combination of technical knowledge, commitment to community involvement, and skill at communicating the needs of the coast to political decision makers. That skill level is a resource for California and should be constantly improved and kept current
- The Conservancy is accountable to the citizens of California, and all of the Conservancy projects are discussed and acted upon by the board with a full opportunity for public involvement.
- The Conservancy strives to minimize procedural delay and complexity in its work.
- Coastal Conservancy Awards Grants for Coastal Access, Restoration, and Climate Resilience2/15/2024 – Today, the Board of the State Coastal Conservancy authorized a number of grants to restore, protect, and expand access to the California coast. Grants approved included: A grant of an amount not to exceed $35,000,000 to The Nature Conservancy to complete permitting and implement the first phase of the Ormond Beach Restoration Public Access […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Awards...)
- Coastal Stories 2024 RFP now open!The Coastal Stories 2024 grant program is now open! This grant program aims to support inclusivity of outdoor spaces for all Californians. The primary goal of the Coastal Stories Grant Program is to promote the representation of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), individuals with disabilities, immigrant communities, low-income communities, and other historically excluded groups […] (Read more on Coastal Stories 2024...)
- Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Newport Beach – February 15Meeting Notice Updated 2/5/2024 1:49 PM, address correction. Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš (Public Member), Vice Chair Joy Sterling (Public Member) Jeremiah Hallisey (Public Member) Wade Crowfoot, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash and Jenn Eckerle (Designated) Caryl Hart, Coastal Commission Chair; Madeline Cavalieri (Designated) Keely Bosler, Director, Department of Finance; Gayle Miller […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Public...)