Douglas Bosco — Chairman
Douglas H. Bosco was appointed to the State Coastal Conservancy by Governor Gray Davis in November 2003, and has served as its Chairman since November 2004. Mr. Bosco served as a Member of the United States House of Representatives (1982-1990), representing California’s First District, which stretches from Sonoma County to the Oregon border. A lifelong advocate of fishery and natural resource conservation, Mr. Bosco authored the California Wilderness Act, the Smith River National Recreation Area Act, the Klamath-Trinity River Restoration Act, the Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Act and the Laguna de Santa Rosa National Wildlife Preserve Act. As a Member of the California Legislature (1978-82), Mr. Bosco authored a number of environmental measures, including the California Renewable Resources Investment Act. He is a past member of the California Industrial Welfare Commission, and sits on a number of charitable boards. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He practices law with the San Francisco firm, Hanson Bridgett. Mr. Bosco resides in Santa Rosa with his wife, Gayle, and two children, John and Cassie.
- 3/19/20 Webinar: Greening without GentrificationPlease join us for a webinar on Thursday, March 19 2020 from 12-1pm. There is growing concern that conservation projects—from parks and open space to urban forestry and ecological reserves—can contribute to “green gentrification,” increases in housing prices and the influx of new, wealthier residents in low-income communities. Policymakers, planners, advocates for parks, conservation, and […] (Read more on 3/19/20 Webinar: Greening...)
- Proposition 1 North Coast Proposal Solicitation, due April 1Proposition 1 grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. The Conservancy adopted its Proposition 1 Grant Program Guidelines in September 2016. Priority project types include: water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and urban greening. For more details on the Coastal Conservancy’s priorities, please review our Strategic Plan. We are currently soliciting projects that restore wetlands and/or […] (Read more on Proposition 1 North...)
- Press Release: Coastal Conservancy Awards $7.8 Million for Coastal Restoration, Overnight AccommodationBoard approves first Explore the Coast Overnight Grant Oakland, CA – Last week, the Board of the California State Coastal Conservancy awarded $7.8 million to 13 projects to protect and restore the California coast and San Francisco Bay, and increase public access to these natural resources. Among these grants was $2 million to the Crystal […] (Read more on Press Release: Coastal...)