Request for Qualifications for Environmental Services-2019

The California Coastal Conservancy anticipates a need for environmental, engineering, architectural, landscape architectural, and construction project management consulting services for Conservancy projects and programs over the next twelve months. The Conservancy seeks to identify individuals and firms providing these services. To submit your qualifications, please read the Request for Qualifications and complete the Consultant Questionnaire.

Request for Qualifications – 2019


Public Meetings for Santa Ana River Parkway & Open Space Plan

The Santa Ana River Conservancy is pleased to announce two upcoming opportunities for the public to share their ideas and priorities for the Santa Ana River Parkway & Open Space Plan. Please join us at these free public workshops to learn more about the Plan and to share your priorities and ideas!

June 27, 2017

Public Workshop at City of Redlands Contemporary Art Club

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June 28, 2017

Public Workshop at the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center.

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Santa Ana River Parkway & Open Space Plan: Public Engagement Opportunities

Santa Ana River Parkway & Open Space Plan: Online Engagement Activity #2

The Santa Ana River Parkway & Open Space Plan (SARP&OSP) is being developed by the California Coastal Conservancy’s Santa Ana River Conservancy Program to help jurisdictions along the river corridor collaborate on a shared vision for the Santa Ana River Parkway.

Click here to view proposed Parkway projects, add your own project ideas, and share your priorities for the Parkway!

Ocean Ranch Restoration Project



3.0 Analysis Overview.pdf

3.01 Aesthetics.pdf

3.02 Agriculture.pdf

3.03 Air Quality.pdf

3.04 Biological Resources.pdf

3.05 Cultural Resources.pdf

3.06 Geology and Soils.pdf

3.07 Greenhouse Gas Emissions.pdf

3.08 Hazards and Hazardous Materials.pdf

3.09 Hydrology and Water Quality.pdf

3.10 Land Use

3.11 Noise.pdf

3.12 Public Services and Utilities.pdf

3.13 Recreation.pdf

3.14 Transportation.pdf

3.15 Tribal Cultural Resources.pdf

3.16 Energy.pdf

3.17 Wildfire.pdf

4.0 Alternatives.pdf

5.0 Other CEQA Sections.pdf

6.0 List of Preparers.pdf




Draft CEQA Document for SF Bay Creosote Removal and Pacific Herring Restoration Project

Creosote Pilings

To all interested parties,

The State Coastal Conservancy has released the Draft of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) document – Initial Study and a Mitigated Negative Declaration – for the San Francisco Bay Creosote Removal and Pacific Herring Habitat Restoration Project Download the pdf document here.

The draft IS/MND is now available for public and agency review and comment. The comment period lasts 30 days from February 16, 2016, through March 17, 2016.

The project would take place within the Central and San Pablo Bay portions of San Francisco Bay, and would be implemented in two major phases:

  • (1) the removal of several hundred derelict creosote-treated wooden pilings,
  • (2) the subsequent enhancement and restoration of three types of habitat that would benefit Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi), and many other species including algae, fish, invertebrates, and birds. The habitat restoration components include establishment of eelgrass (Zostera marina) beds, the placement of reef structures for native Olympia oysters (Ostrea lurida) and other species, and the transplant of rockweed (Fucus gardneri).

Creosote-treated piles are often used by herring as a spawning substrate, but the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons creosote releases has toxic effects on the fish. Pile removal therefore not only removes a toxic substances from the waters of San Francisco Bay, but also reduces the navigational hazard from piles, decking, and other elements of the derelict wharves and other structures below the water line. That harmful spawning substrate will be replaced by beneficial substrate in the form of eelgrass and rockweed beds, and native oyster reef structures to provide a variety of habitat benefits.

The Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration pdf document can be downloaded or hard copies of the draft IS/MND are available at the State Coastal Conservancy’s office at 1330 Broadway, 13th floor, Oakland, CA, 94612, and at the four libraries listed below. Comments may be submitted to Marilyn Latta, Project Manager at the State Coastal Conservancy at the address above, or electronically at Following the comment period, input from the comments received will be used to revise the document, after which a final CEQA document would be prepared.

The draft IS/MND is available at the following libraries:

Richmond Public Library – 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond CA

San Pablo Library – 2300 El Portal Drive, San Pablo CA

Belvedere Tiburon Library – 1501 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon CA

Marin County Free Library – 3501 Civic Center Drive #427, San Rafael CA


San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail Implementation Meeting #12 – September 5, 2014


Final Mitigated Negative Declaration, Initial Study/Environmental Assessment for Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge Thin-layer Salt Marsh Sediment Augmentation Pilot Project

Link to Final Mitigated Negative Declaration CEQA document.

Link to Final Initial Study/Environmental Assessment CEQA document.

Garrapata State Beach Coastal Trail, Big Sur

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With funding from the Coastal Conservancy, State Park and California Conservation Corps trail crews are installing a new footbridge and repairing connecting trails in Garrapata State Park in northern Big Sur, May 20, 2014.


Climate Ready Projects

The Coastal Conservancy has worked on a number of projects over the past few years that will help protect coastal resources in the face of other climate change impacts. Example projects include:

Vulnerability Assessments, Technical Assistance, and Planning

Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Mapping and Vulnerability Assessment

Monterey Bay Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

Goleta Slough Vulnerability Assessment

Ocean Beach Managed Retreat Master Plan

San Francisco Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals Technical Update

Adaptation Pilot Projects

San Pedro Creek Restoration (Pacifica State Beach Managed Retreat)

Surfers Point Managed Retreat Project

San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines

Carbon Forestry

Garcia River Forest

Big River/Salmon Creek Forest

Preservation Ranch

Wetland Restoration Projects

South San Francisco Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

Sears Point Wetland Restoration Project

Ormond Beach Wetland Restoration Project

Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project


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