California State Coastal Conservancy

California State Coastal Conservancy The State Coastal Conservancy
works for a beautiful, healthy,
and productive California coast
and San Francisco Bay Area,
accessible to everyone.
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We work in partnership with local governments, other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners. To date, the Conservancy has undertaken more than 1,800 projects along the 1,100 mile California coastline and around San Francisco Bay. These projects often accomplish more than one Conservancy goal. Through such projects, the Conservancy:
•protects and improves the quality of coastal wetlands, streams, watersheds, and near-shore ocean waters;
•helps people get to coast and bay shores by building trails and stairways and by acquiring land and easements. The Conservancy also assists in the creation of low-cost accommodations along the coast, including campgrounds and hostels;
•works with local communities to revitalize urban waterfronts;
•helps to solve complex land-use problems;
•purchases and holds environmentally valuable coastal and bay lands;
•protects agricultural lands and supports coastal agriculture;
•accepts donations and dedications of land and easements for public access, wildlife habitat, agriculture, and open space.

Operating as usual

Worth saving indeed! Ormond Beach has been, is, and will be an important place for wildlife and for the people of Oxnard...
04/01/2021
WORTH SAVING | Ormond Beach receives $1M for desperately needed restoration - VC Reporter | Times Media Group

Worth saving indeed! Ormond Beach has been, is, and will be an important place for wildlife and for the people of Oxnard to enjoy the coast. https://vcreporter.com/2021/03/worth-saving-ormond-beach-receives-1m-for-desperately-needed-restoration/

Twitter Facebook PICTURED: California least tern with chicks on the dunes of Ormond Beach. Photo by Chuck Graham Story and photos by Chuck Graham The perpetual northwest winds were up, grooming the exposed fore-dunes of a windswept Ormond Beach in Southern Oxnard. The well-manicured dunes constantly...

In California, the beach belongs to everyone and everyone should feel belonging at the beach. Making the coast a space f...
03/26/2021
They met in the DMs. Now they've sparked a movement to end racism in L.A. surf culture

In California, the beach belongs to everyone and everyone should feel belonging at the beach. Making the coast a space for everyone to feel safe, welcome, and free is fundamental to the Conservancy's mission - and we are inspired by these BIPOC activists leading the way. #californiaforall https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2021-03-26/manhattan-beach-racial-slurs-make-black-surfers-activists

Getting called a racial slur while surfing Manhattan Beach changed how Justin 'Brick' Howze and Gage Crismond view their role in the sport.

Big day for grant awards! Nearly $17m for protection, restoration, climate resilience & public access along the CA coast...
03/25/2021
Coastal Conservancy Awards Nearly $17 Million for Coastal Restoration, Preservation and Public Access – California State Coastal Conservancy

Big day for grant awards! Nearly $17m for protection, restoration, climate resilience & public access along the CA coast! Huge Thank You to USFWS Coastal Program. Excited to see all the work this funding supports! https://scc.ca.gov/2021/03/25/coastal-conservancy-awards-nearly-17-million-for-coastal-restoration-preservation-and-public-access/

The Coastal Conservancy acts with others to preserve, protect and restore the resources of the California Coast. Our vision is of a beautiful, restored and accessible coastline.

CA's beaches are always special but in the last 12 months they have taken on new importance as spaces for relaxation, jo...
03/24/2021
County to move forward with cleanup projects at Pirate's Cove

CA's beaches are always special but in the last 12 months they have taken on new importance as spaces for relaxation, joy, and comfort. Keeping them accessible and clean is something we're happy to support!
https://www.newtimesslo.com/sanluisobispo/county-to-move-forward-with-cleanup-projects-at-pirates-cove/Content?oid=10819626

Pirate's Cove is getting a makeover soon, and it's one that some community members say is long overdue. At a meeting on March 16, the...

03/17/2021
Coastkeeper Partners with Long Beach Yacht Club to Restore Olympia Oyster Populations – The Log

Restoring native oyster populations in Long Beach will create habitat, clean water, support ecosystems, and buffer against sea level rise. That's one hard working bivalve! Thanks to our partners and the volunteers making this project possible! https://www.thelog.com/local/coastkeeper-partners-with-long-beach-yacht-club-to-restore-olympia-oyster-populations/

Local News Briefs  Coastkeeper Partners with Long Beach Yacht Club to Restore Olympia Oyster Populations Lindsey GlasgowMarch 13, 2021 LONG BEACH—In an effort to restore Olympia oyster populations in Southern California, Orange County Coastkeeper – in partnership with the California State Coas...

Last chance to score Early Bird registration for California State Parks virtual California Trails and Greenways conferen...
03/15/2021
California State Parks

Last chance to score Early Bird registration for California State Parks virtual California Trails and Greenways conference! High school & college students, and members of Youth Corps orgs can register for FREE! It's THE conference for people who love public trails! https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24151

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Wild about wetlands? Check out Salty Dave's Wetlands Weblog for the inside scoop on the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration ...
03/11/2021
Introduction to Salty Dave’s Wetland Weblog | South Bay Salt Ponds

Wild about wetlands? Check out Salty Dave's Wetlands Weblog for the inside scoop on the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (the biggest wetland restoration this side of the Rockies!). Arrrr! https://www.southbayrestoration.org/blog/salty-daves-wetland-weblog

Photo: Dave Halsing 04 Feb Introduction to Salty Dave’s Wetland Weblog By Dave Halsing Bay Spotlight Hello! Thanks for stopping by – please pull up a chair and make yourself comfy. I’m Dave, and I’m coming up on the end of my 2nd year as “Executive Project Manager” of the South Bay Salt ...

This year, we were awarded $7m in grants from USFWS Coastal Program National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants to fun...
03/08/2021
Press Release: Coastal Conservancy Awarded $7 Million in US Fish and Wildlife Grants – California State Coastal Conservancy

This year, we were awarded $7m in grants from USFWS Coastal Program National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants to fund restoration projects in 5 coastal counties and the San Francisco Bay. The projects this program funds boost coastal resilience, reduce flood risk, stabilize shorelines and protect natural ecosystems, and they are an important link between federal, state, and local restoration priorities. https://scc.ca.gov/2021/03/01/coastal-conservancy-awarded-7-million-in-us-fish-and-wildlife-grants/

The Coastal Conservancy acts with others to preserve, protect and restore the resources of the California Coast. Our vision is of a beautiful, restored and accessible coastline.

New beach wheelchairs in Santa Cruz mean more people can get to these classic surf spots. We fund adaptive equipment on ...
03/05/2021
Santa Cruz state beaches double available wheelchair inventory

New beach wheelchairs in Santa Cruz mean more people can get to these classic surf spots. We fund adaptive equipment on an ongoing basis so get in touch if your beach needs better accessibility! #CaliforniaForAll
https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2021/03/04/santa-cruz-state-beaches-double-available-wheelchair-inventory/

The Conservancy provided more than $13,500 that allowed state parks to add five more beach wheelchairs to their fleet. Bonny Hawley, executive director of Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, said th…

The cost of staying overnight at the CA coast is keeping people from the beach. Help expand the supply of lower cost ove...
03/02/2021
Explore the Coast Overnight – California State Coastal Conservancy

The cost of staying overnight at the CA coast is keeping people from the beach. Help expand the supply of lower cost overnight accommodation with our Explore the Coast Overnight grants - we're soliciting pre-apps between now and April 30! https://scc.ca.gov/projects/etco/

The Coastal Conservancy acts with others to preserve, protect and restore the resources of the California Coast. Our vision is of a beautiful, restored and accessible coastline.

We fund beach wheelchairs and other adaptive equipment on an ongoing basis. Get in touch if your beach needs better acce...
02/24/2021
Beach Wheelchairs Now Available at Heal the Bay Aquarium under Santa Monica Pier - Heal the Bay

We fund beach wheelchairs and other adaptive equipment on an ongoing basis. Get in touch if your beach needs better access for all! https://healthebay.org/beach-wheelchairs-santa-monica-pier/

Beaches are one of the great treasures in Los Angeles, and they should be accessible to everyone.   Heal the Bay Aquarium has beach wheelchairs available to rent for free at the Santa Monica Pier starting December 26, 2020. Complimentary … Read More »

We know Valentine's Day is over, but anybody want to partner up to apply for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National C...
02/17/2021
FY ’22 Request for Partnership Proposals/Letters of Interest for the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program – California State Coastal Conservancy

We know Valentine's Day is over, but anybody want to partner up to apply for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program?? ❤️❤️❤️
https://scc.ca.gov/2021/02/17/fy-22-request-for-partnership-proposals-letters-of-interest-for-the-us-fish-and-wildlife-services-national-coastal-wetlands-conservation-grant-program/

The Coastal Conservancy acts with others to preserve, protect and restore the resources of the California Coast. Our vision is of a beautiful, restored and accessible coastline.

Look at that flow! The wet weather means the new channels at Chorro Creek Ecological Reserve are being put to work! This...
02/03/2021

Look at that flow! The wet weather means the new channels at Chorro Creek Ecological Reserve are being put to work! This project with Morro Bay National Estuary Program restored and enhanced floodplain connectivity and riparian vegetation, and reduced sediment loading to the Morro Bay estuary.

Thanks to voluntary tax contributions, Californians are helping Monterey Bay Aquarium's sea otter recovery program, whic...
02/01/2021
New support for our sea otter recovery work | Monterey Bay Aquarium

Thanks to voluntary tax contributions, Californians are helping Monterey Bay Aquarium's sea otter recovery program, which, among other things, uses surrogate otter moms to teach orphaned pups survival skills so they can be released back into the wild. Thank you, California! https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/stories/new-support-for-our-sea-otter-recovery-work

The Aquarium received our first-ever grants of support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to continue our work rescuing sea otters.

On the West Coast, East Coast and Gulf Coast, reefs populated with native oysters are being used to improve water qualit...
01/26/2021
Can Oyster Reef Restoration Impact What We Eat | FoodPrint

On the West Coast, East Coast and Gulf Coast, reefs populated with native oysters are being used to improve water quality, support food webs, and prepare for the impacts of climate change. These restoration projects show how nature based solutions benefit people, wildlife, and the economy. Billion Oyster Project Estuary & Ocean Science Center - San Francisco State University FoodPrint https://foodprint.org/blog/oyster-reef-restoration/

Oyster reef restoration not only mitigates climate change, it boosts edible marine species, too as seen in three projects in the US.

More good news from #HumboldtBay! Last week the Lanphere and Ma-le’l Dunes were designated national natural landmarks by...
01/25/2021
Lanphere and Ma-le’l Dunes Designated National Natural Landmarks by U.S. Department of the Interior

More good news from #HumboldtBay! Last week the Lanphere and Ma-le’l Dunes were designated national natural landmarks by National Park Service. In addition to recognizing the importance of this site, the designation makes the dunes eligible for more government funding to improve conservation. https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2021/jan/22/lanphere-and-ma-lel-dunes-designated-national-natu/

 

Funding alert! Our #ExploretheCoast program funds coastal experiences for communities that face barriers to access. Appl...
01/21/2021
RFP: Explore the Coast Grant Applications Due March 22, 2021 – California State Coastal Conservancy

Funding alert! Our #ExploretheCoast program funds coastal experiences for communities that face barriers to access. Applications due March 22! https://scc.ca.gov/2021/01/21/rfp-explore-the-coast-grant-applications-due-march-22-2021/

The Coastal Conservancy acts with others to preserve, protect and restore the resources of the California Coast. Our vision is of a beautiful, restored and accessible coastline.

New open space alert! The 357 acre Samoa Dunes and Wetlands Conservation Area in Humboldt county (aka Dog Ranch aka Dead...
01/15/2021
Our Newest Public Space: Samoa Dunes and Wetlands Conservation Area

New open space alert! The 357 acre Samoa Dunes and Wetlands Conservation Area in Humboldt county (aka Dog Ranch aka Dead Man's Drop Forest) is now open for walkers and equestrians. The site hosts coastal dune forest, diverse wetlands, healthy habitat for wildlife and for rare native plants, and scenic trails for visitors. https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/our-newest-public-space-samoa-dunes-and-wetlands-conservation-area/Content?oid=19468568

You may know it as Dog Ranch or perhaps Dead Man's Drop Forest, but forget that. The parcels immediately to the west of Samoa Bridge...

Want to share your love of the California coast and beaches with others? Have experience with crafting grant programs, e...
01/08/2021
Call for Applications to Serve on the California State Coastal Conservancy’s Explore the Coast Advisory Board – California State Coastal Conservancy

Want to share your love of the California coast and beaches with others? Have experience with crafting grant programs, environmental education and outdoor recreation, community engagement, environmental equity, or nonprofit management?

Don’t miss your chance to join our Explore the Coast Advisory Board! The Advisory Board works with Conservancy staff to guide and provide input on our Explore the Coast grant program, which seeks to provide coastal experiences for people and communities who face challenges to accessing or enjoying the coast.

Over the past seven years, our grant program has distributed over $6.4 million through nearly 218 ETC grants throughout California to connect more people to state’s spectacular coast!
https://scc.ca.gov/2020/11/16/call-for-applications-to-serve-on-the-california-state-coastal-conservancys-explore-the-coast-advisory-board/

The Coastal Conservancy acts with others to preserve, protect and restore the resources of the California Coast. Our vision is of a beautiful, restored and accessible coastline.

CA is stepping up to protect those left out of the federal relief.In the #CABudget, @CAGovernor's Golden State Stimulus ...
01/06/2021

CA is stepping up to protect those left out of the federal relief.
In the #CABudget, @CAGovernor's Golden State Stimulus will reach low-income Californians, including undocumented households that file taxes with #ITINs, like parents with U.S. citizen children. #CaliforniaForAll

#LivingShorelines create coastal protection and habitat for native species. They improve local water quality and support...
01/06/2021
Port of San Diego and California State Coastal Conservancy collaborate to create a native oyster living shoreline - The Port of San Diego is one step closer to creating a living shoreline to attract and establish native oyster populations while al...

#LivingShorelines create coastal protection and habitat for native species. They improve local water quality and support healthy wetlands. That's why we're so excited for this pilot project in #SanDiego Bay! http://www.sdnews.com/view/full_story/27787895/article-Port-of-San-Diego-and-California-State-Coastal-Conservancy-collaborate-to-create-a-native-oyster-living-shoreline---?instance=sdnews

The Port of San Diego is one step closer to creating a living shoreline to attract and establish native oyster populations while also protecting the shoreline from impacts related to future sea level rise. The first nature-based solution of its kind in San Diego Bay, the native oyster living shoreli...

It's not Santa's sled... Friends of the Dunes and California Department of Fish and Wildlife filled this sled with trash...
12/18/2020

It's not Santa's sled... Friends of the Dunes and California Department of Fish and Wildlife filled this sled with trash and refuse at Samoa Dunes, leaving behind pristine coastal dunes.

In Oakland, like in many cities, school playgrounds are often just asphalt, which gets too hot for play. Thanks to The T...
12/17/2020

In Oakland, like in many cities, school playgrounds are often just asphalt, which gets too hot for play. Thanks to The Trust for Public Land's Living Schoolyards program, the playground at Cesar Chavez Education Center has been transformed with trees, plants and shaded areas to support the health, curiosity, and happiness of students. Ready for students to enjoy just as soon as they can return to school!

12/15/2020
Santa Cruz City Government

This new multi-use Rail Trail segment in Santa Cruz connects Natural Bridges State Park with Bay/California streets, giving people a safe, fun way to get across town!

Watch the unveiling of today's Rail Trail Segment 7/Phase I! Our virtual ribbon-cutting includes community members out on the trail hosted by Mayor Donna Meyers, Councilmember Justin Cummings and RTC Executive Director Guy Preston. Hear from Supervisor Ryan Coonerty and community partners who helped to bring this exciting project to completion -- Enjoy!

The display tanks at the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach suffered damage during the first Shelter-In-Place-related...
12/11/2020

The display tanks at the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach suffered damage during the first Shelter-In-Place-related closure. Working with them, we were able to fund some repairs so they were able to reopen, and will re-reopen when it is safe to do so again!

Today, after years of fundraising and a devastating wildfire, the 560 acre Cascade Creek property in the Santa Cruz moun...
12/09/2020
Cascade Creek Post Fire Feature 2020 final

Today, after years of fundraising and a devastating wildfire, the 560 acre Cascade Creek property in the Santa Cruz mountains has been acquired by Save-the-Redwoods League. The land is already showing signs of recovery from the CZU fire and will remain coastal redwood forest forever. https://youtu.be/CRqy_8K4-Ps

Cascade Creek after the August 2020 CZU Lightning Complex Fire (featured highlight reel).

Need something to do during lockdown? King Tides are coming! Dec 13-15, California will experience the highest tides of ...
12/07/2020
California Coastal Commission

Need something to do during lockdown? King Tides are coming! Dec 13-15, California will experience the highest tides of the year.
If you are able to safely visit the shoreline, your photographs will help preview the impacts of sea level rise and understand how our shoreline is affected by high water today. Remember to keep distance and wear your mask! https://coastal.ca.gov/kingtides/participate.html#tidemap

If you have trouble viewing this map, open it in a separate window. You can also check NOAA's Tides & Currents webpage directly.  

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The Coastal Conservancy is a state agency, established in 1976, to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, to help people get to and enjoy the outdoors, and to sustain local economies along California’s coast. The Conservancy is a non-regulatory agency that supports projects to protect coastal resources and increase opportunities for the public to enjoy the coast.

Since its founding, the Conservancy has:

- Funded 2,400 projects along the California coastline and in the San Francisco Bay.

- Protected 390,000 acres of coastal lands through acquisition of fee title and conservation easements.

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A big thank you to the California Coastal Conservancy and the Cayucos Land Conservancy for helping add the Estero Bluffs to our California State Park system.
Hey Coastal Conservancy, here's a pic of all the DISPOSABLE PLASTIC GLOVES & BAGS you provided to volunteers like me at Carquinez Shoreline today. WTH? Thanks for creating more plastic waste. Since when do BUCKETS need to be lined?? #partoftheproblem
Invitation to a walking holiday week in CreteDear Fellow Walkers, ACTIVE CRETE would like to invite your group to visit us in Western Crete for a Walking week. Other Walking groups have been delighted with their Active Crete Holidays and they are coming back again and again. We lead walks of medium difficulty lasting approximately 5-6 hours (please note that the walks can be extended or shortened according to the needs of your group). Our area is part of the European Programme NATURA 2000 which aims to protect our natural heritage. You can explore and enjoy the rich botanical, historical, archaeological and cultural landscape with our knowledgeable help. Prices start from 740 Euros and we offer a 5% discount on groups over six people. There are reasonably priced fights to/from Chania in the months of the programme.Accommodation is either directly at the sea (Sunny Bay hotel) or 50m from the sea (Cormoranos Apartments) so that you can enjoy swimming in the clear blue waters.You can enjoy wonderful Cretan cuisine in the nearby tavernas at very reasonable prices(10-15 Euros per person including Cretan wine).Please have a look at our relevant webpage for more details: https://activecrete.gr/walking-holiday/ . If you have any queries, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Camille & Iakovos ACTIVE CRETE LTD 27, Old Gloucester Str. WC1N 3AX, London, UK Telephone:+44 7752751799, +30 6997132554 Email : [email protected] Website: www.activecrete.co.uk
Please let Sam schuchat know that the Santa cruz media is vilifying poor people to deter public access to poor people from the coast by publishing misleading articles like this. Implying rich people don't generate crime, just poor people.
Hello! I would like to invite you to the following event: "Join us for the 6th annual Waterbird Festival Saturday, February 2, 2019! 12pm-4pm Activities: -Music by Blue Summit Bluegrass, Beer and Wine by The Guzzler, and food by The Bodega. -There will be bilingual Bird Walks, Bay Boat tour with Outer Limits, WildCare Animal Ambassador Program, a nature journaling class, birding 101 class, and more! Register here: http://richardsonbay.audubon.org/programs/waterbird-festival Be sure to register for the festival, as well as any events you'd like to attend. This helps us track our attendance!" Please use your influence to invite the community to this event! PLEASE SHARE! It is an awesome opportunity to enjoy the local outdoors. Thank you!
So many kids and disabled veterans enjoy our deep sea fishing programs, thanks to our State Coastal Conservancy and nonprofit fishing clubs and their dedicated volunteers. Thanks SCC and all involved.
Thanks again to our State Coastal Conservancy for helping us with our kids and disabled veterans fishing program and beach clean ups. Thanks also to NOAA, Heal the Bay, Gnarly Beach Cleaner, MDRA and LARRC. It took a village and together we introduced a bunch of kids and vets to deep sea fishing, cleaned some beaches and created a cadre of more intelligent and responsible ocean stewards. Hopefully, this is just the beginning. Big thanks also to Evyan Sloane at SCC, all my NOAA friends, all the volunteers at LARRC and MDRA and all the kids and veterans for sharing your time with us.
Master’s Program in Conservation and Restoration at UC-Irvine is accepting our last round of applications for Fall 2018! The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Center for Environmental Biology (CEB) at the University of California, Irvine are accepting applications for the Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science (MCRS) graduate program providing training for students interested in careers in the research and management of natural resources. Is accepting applications for the second cohort of MCRS students for Fall 2018! Sectors and potential careers for MCRS graduates include: non-profit land management sector, local and federal government agencies, and environmental consulting firms. For more information, visit the MCRS webpage (http://mcrs.bio.uci.edu), or contact program administrators at [email protected]. The MCRS degree will provide students with the academic and professional skills needed to study, protect, and conserve natural resources, and to hold leadership and management positions in environmental fields related to conservation, restoration, and sustainability. Potential applicants will need a B.A. or B.S. degree, preferably in the natural sciences (biology, conservation biology, ecology, environmental science, forestry, wildlife biology, horticulture, or similar degree title) from a fully accredited academic institution. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in other areas will be considered, but must demonstrate proficiency in the natural sciences and/or practical experience working in this professional field. The program includes two years of coursework and activities, including 18 units of core courses (e.g., ecology, conservation science), 16 units of topical electives (e.g., environmental policy, land use policy), 18 units of technical and professional skills courses (e.g., technical writing, GIS), and 8 units associated with technical and professional workshops (e.g., regional professional gatherings). A collaborative, year-long group capstone project (12 units), aligned with community partners, integrates the program’s learning objectives and applies student’s new skills to key environmental challenges facing society. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The last round of applications will be reviewed for admission after July 1, 2018.
Wanted to drop a note to thank you for your partnership in our #ReadingTheRedwoods contest! Thanks to your support, kids and families are experiencing the wonders of nature and reading in a fun new way. We so appreciate your help spreading the word and enabling people to participate!