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.
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
For more information and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/santa-ana-river-parkway-open-space-plan-workshop-redlands-tickets-35070741532
June 28, 2017
Public Workshop at the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center.
For more information and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/santa-ana-river-parkway-open-space-plan-workshop-santa-ana-tickets-35088434452
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
Draft CEQA Document for SF Bay Creosote Removal and Pacific Herring Restoration Project
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Garrapata State Beach Coastal Trail, Big Sur
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:
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
San Pedro Creek Restoration (Pacifica State Beach Managed Retreat)
Surfers Point Managed Retreat Project
San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines
Garcia River Forest
Big River/Salmon Creek Forest
South San Francisco Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
Sears Point Wetland Restoration Project
Ormond Beach Wetland Restoration Project
Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project
- Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Pacific Grove – December 01Meeting Notice Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair Ann Notthoff (Public Member), Vice Chair Marce Gutiérrez-Graudi?š (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) […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Public...)
- SCC Grant Availability Webinar Nov 9The State of California has made an unprecedented investment in the resilience and accessibility of the coast. As a result, the Coastal Conservancy has significant funding available to non-profit organizations, public agencies, and federally-recognized tribes for projects that benefit public access, natural resources, working lands, and climate resiliency at the coast, coastal watersheds, and the San […] (Read more on SCC Grant Availability...)
- Call for Applications to Serve on the Explore the Coast Advisory BoardCalifornia’s ocean, coast, and beaches have long been recognized and used as spaces of joy, relaxation, and healing. The State Coastal Conservancy’s Explore the Coast (ETC) grant program seeks to provide coastal experiences for people and communities who face challenges or barriers to accessing or enjoying the coast (“ETC Priority Communities”). ETC Priority Communities […] (Read more on Call for Applications...)