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A [[Watershed Issues|watershed-related issue]] examined by the [[ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems]] class at [http://csumb.edu CSUMB].
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[[File:StateCoastalConservancyJurisdiction.jpg|350px|thumb|The California Coastal Conservancy Jurisdiction[https://scc.ca.gov/about/]]]
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A [[Watershed Issues|watershed-related issue]] examined by the [[ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems]] class at [[CSUMB]].
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[[File:StateCoastalConservancyJurisdiction.jpg|350px|thumb|The California State Coastal Conservancy Jurisdiction picture from the California Coastal Conservancy website[https://scc.ca.gov/about/]]]
 
  
 
== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
  
The Coastal Conservancy is a non-regulatory state agency whose goal is to protect and improve natural lands and waterways. This effort is to help people get to and enjoy the outdoors and to sustain local economies along the coast. The Conservancy implements statewide resource plans. Two of the Conservancy website's highlighted projects are the California Water Action Plan and the Wildlife Action Plan. <ref name="CoastalConservancyPage">State of California Coastal Conservancy Website - About the Conservancy [https://scc.ca.gov/about/]</ref>
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The California State Coastal Conservancy is a non-regulatory state agency whose goal is to protect and improve natural lands and waterways. This effort is to help people get to and enjoy the outdoors and to sustain local economies along the coast. The Conservancy implements statewide resource plans. Two of the Conservancy website's highlighted projects are the California Water Action Plan and the Wildlife Action Plan. <ref> [https://scc.ca.gov/about/ California Coastal Conservancy, 2018. About the Conservancy. https://scc.ca.gov/about/]</ref>
  
 
==General Structure of Organization ==
 
==General Structure of Organization ==
  
As one of ten agencies under the California Natural Resource Agency<ref> [http://scc.ca.gov/about/faq/ Coastal Conservancy Fact Page] </ref> the non-regulatory agency's responsibilities are defined in the Division 21 of the California Public Resources Code.<ref> [http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayexpandedbranch.xhtml?tocCode=PRC&division=21.&title=&part=&chapter=&article= Division 21 of the California Public Resources Code] </ref>.
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This non-regulatory agency is one of the ten agencies under the California Natural Resource Agency<ref> [http://scc.ca.gov/about/faq/ Coastal Conservancy, 2018. Fact Page. http://scc.ca.gov/about/faq/] </ref> with responsibilities defined in the Division 21 of the California Public Resources Code.<ref> [http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayexpandedbranch.xhtml?tocCode=PRC&division=21.&title=&part=&chapter=&article= California Legislature, 1976. Division 21 of the California Public Resources Code. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayexpandedbranch.xhtml?tocCode=PRC&division=21.&title=&part=&chapter=&article=] </ref>. The California Coastal Conservancy is governed by a Board of Directors which are originally appointed by the Governor and California Legislatures. Six members of the California Legislature provide oversight over the agency's activities.
  
The California Coastal Conservancy is governed by a Board of Directors which were originally appointed by the Governor and California Legislatures. The 2018 Board consists of the following members <ref> [http://scc.ca.gov/about/governance/= California Coastal Conservancy Governing Board] </ref>.
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'''2018 Board of Directors'''<ref> [http://scc.ca.gov/about/governance/= California Coastal Conservancy, 2018. Governing Board. http://scc.ca.gov/about/governance/=] </ref>
  
 
*Chairman Douglas Bosco
 
*Chairman Douglas Bosco
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*Dayna Bochco, Chair of the California Coastal Commission
 
*Dayna Bochco, Chair of the California Coastal Commission
  
There are six members of the California Legislature that provide oversight in Conservancy activities. The 2018 members of Legislature are:
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'''2018 Members of Legislature'''
 
*Mark Stone
 
*Mark Stone
 
*Monique Limon
 
*Monique Limon
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The overall 2018 [[Central Coast]] Project Priorities are:
 
The overall 2018 [[Central Coast]] Project Priorities are:
*Complete the Coastal Trail and Improve Access to the Coast
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*Completing the Coastal Trail and improving access to the Coast
*Protecting Working Landscapes
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*Protecting working landscapes
*Protect, Restore and Enhance Fish and Wildlife Habitat
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*Protecting, restoring and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat
*Increase Climate Resiliency
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*Increasing climate resiliency
*Support Restoration of Waterfronts
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*Supporting restoration of waterfronts
  
The Conservancy achieves its mission through awarding [http://scc.ca.gov/grants/ grants] to organizations that are willing to undertake projects that relate to their priorities. On March 22nd 2018, the Board of the State of Coastal Conservancy approved 20 grants that are restoration, protection, and public access projects along the California Coast; totaling over $7.6 million dollars. <ref> [http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2018/1803/20180322Board%2018_January_2018_Meeting_Final.pdf State Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting Minutes 2018 Jan 18] </ref>
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One of the ways the Conservancy achieves its mission is through awarding [http://scc.ca.gov/grants/ grants] to organizations that are willing to undertake projects that relate to their priorities. On March 22nd 2018, the Board of the State of Coastal Conservancy approved 20 grants totaling over $7.6 million towards restoration, protection, and public access projects along the California Coast.<ref> [http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2018/1803/20180322Board%2018_January_2018_Meeting_Final.pdf Coastal Conservancy, 2018 Jan 18. Public Meeting Minutes.http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2018/1803/20180322Board%2018_January_2018_Meeting_Final.pdf] </ref>
  
== Projects & Local Impacts ==
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'''Projects Grant Funded'''
  
 
*[[San Clemente Dam]] Removal and the [[Carmel River]] Reroute <ref>[http://www.sanclementedamremoval.org/?page_id=1045 San Clemente Dam Removal Project Website] </ref>
 
*[[San Clemente Dam]] Removal and the [[Carmel River]] Reroute <ref>[http://www.sanclementedamremoval.org/?page_id=1045 San Clemente Dam Removal Project Website] </ref>
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*The [[Elkhorn Slough]] Tidal Wetland Program <ref> [http://elkhornslough.org/tidalwetland/downloads/TWP_Recommendations_2012.pdf 2016 Tidal Wetland Project Recommendations for the Elkhorn Slough] </ref>.
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*[[California Coastal Trail]]<ref> [http://scc.ca.gov/projects/california-coastal-trail/ California Coastal Conservancy's Coastal Trail Program] </ref>.
  
*The [[Elkhorn Slough]] Tidal Wetland Program <ref> [www.elkhornslough.org/tidal-wetland-program/ Elkhorn Slough Tidal Wetland Program Webpage] </ref>.
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==Links==
 
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*[http://scc.ca.gov/ California Coastal Conservancy California Coastal Conservancy Offical Website]
*California Coastal Trail <ref> [http://scc.ca.gov/projects/california-coastal-trail/ California Coastal Conservancy's Coastal Trail Program] </ref>.
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*[[The Nature Conservancy (TNC)]]
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*[[Elkhorn Slough]]
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*[[Central Coast]]
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*[[California Coastal Commission]]
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*[[California Natural Resource Agency]]
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*[[California Coastal Trail]]
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*[[San Clemente Dam]]
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*[[Carmel River]]
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
  
 
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==Related Links==
 
 
[[http://scc.ca.gov/ California Coastal Conservancy]]
 
  
 
== Disclaimer ==
 
== Disclaimer ==
  
 
This page may contain students's work completed as part of assigned coursework. It may not be accurate. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion or policy of [[CSUMB]], its staff, or students.
 
This page may contain students's work completed as part of assigned coursework. It may not be accurate. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion or policy of [[CSUMB]], its staff, or students.

Latest revision as of 02:44, 15 April 2018

The California Coastal Conservancy Jurisdiction[1]

A watershed-related issue examined by the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB.


Summary

The California State Coastal Conservancy is a non-regulatory state agency whose goal is to protect and improve natural lands and waterways. This effort is to help people get to and enjoy the outdoors and to sustain local economies along the coast. The Conservancy implements statewide resource plans. Two of the Conservancy website's highlighted projects are the California Water Action Plan and the Wildlife Action Plan. [1]

General Structure of Organization

This non-regulatory agency is one of the ten agencies under the California Natural Resource Agency[2] with responsibilities defined in the Division 21 of the California Public Resources Code.[3]. The California Coastal Conservancy is governed by a Board of Directors which are originally appointed by the Governor and California Legislatures. Six members of the California Legislature provide oversight over the agency's activities.

2018 Board of Directors[4]

  • Chairman Douglas Bosco
  • Sara Ramirez Giroux
  • Ann Notthoff
  • John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources
  • Michael Cohen, Director of the Department of Finance
  • Dayna Bochco, Chair of the California Coastal Commission

2018 Members of Legislature

  • Mark Stone
  • Monique Limon
  • Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher
  • Benjamin Allen
  • Anthony Cannella
  • Jerry Hill

Central Coast Project Priorities

The Conservancy considers the Central Coast to be Monterey County, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Cruz County and San Mateo County.

The overall 2018 Central Coast Project Priorities are:

  • Completing the Coastal Trail and improving access to the Coast
  • Protecting working landscapes
  • Protecting, restoring and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat
  • Increasing climate resiliency
  • Supporting restoration of waterfronts

One of the ways the Conservancy achieves its mission is through awarding grants to organizations that are willing to undertake projects that relate to their priorities. On March 22nd 2018, the Board of the State of Coastal Conservancy approved 20 grants totaling over $7.6 million towards restoration, protection, and public access projects along the California Coast.[5]

Projects Grant Funded

Links

References

  1. California Coastal Conservancy, 2018. About the Conservancy. https://scc.ca.gov/about/
  2. Coastal Conservancy, 2018. Fact Page. http://scc.ca.gov/about/faq/
  3. California Legislature, 1976. Division 21 of the California Public Resources Code. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayexpandedbranch.xhtml?tocCode=PRC&division=21.&title=&part=&chapter=&article=
  4. California Coastal Conservancy, 2018. Governing Board. http://scc.ca.gov/about/governance/=
  5. Coastal Conservancy, 2018 Jan 18. Public Meeting Minutes.http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2018/1803/20180322Board%2018_January_2018_Meeting_Final.pdf
  6. San Clemente Dam Removal Project Website
  7. 2016 Tidal Wetland Project Recommendations for the Elkhorn Slough
  8. California Coastal Conservancy's Coastal Trail Program

Disclaimer

This page may contain students's work completed as part of assigned coursework. It may not be accurate. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion or policy of CSUMB, its staff, or students.