Business Principles

  • 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.

Latest News

  • Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in San Rafael – April 06
    Meeting Notice Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair Joy Sterling (Public Member) 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 Becker (District […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Public...)
  • Joy Sterling Appointed as Coastal Conservancy Member
    Yesterday, March 15, 2023, the Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Joy Sterling to the California State Coastal Conservancy. “Joy Sterling is a respected leader in her community and a dedicated advocate for local coastal economies,” said Pro Tem Atkins. “I am confident she will continue […] (Read more on Joy Sterling Appointed...)
  • Job Posting: Contracts and Procurement Manager
    The Coastal Conservancy is recruiting for a Staff Service Manager I (SSM I) who will be leading our Contracts & Procurement team to join our team. 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 […] (Read more on Job Posting: Contracts...)
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