Funds directly benefit coastal conservation, education, and recreation programs.
Read about the Coastal Commission's many accomplishments in 2014 in this new report. Topics include the LCP Program, Climate Change Adaptation, Enforcing Public Access to the Coast, and Protection of Lower Cost Overnight Accommodations.
The second round of LCP Local Assistance Grants have been awarded. On November 12, the Coastal Commission awarded 12 grants to local governments to assist with updating and certifying LCPs, with a special emphasis on preparing for Sea-Level Rise.
Commission staff, Poseidon Water, and CONCUR, Inc. convened an expert panel to evaluate the feasibility of subsurface intake options for Poseidon's proposed Huntington Beach desalination facility. Phase 1 of the panel's work identified two technically feasible subsurface alternatives. As part of Phase 2 of the investigation, the panel will hold a public meeting in Huntington Beach on February 18th to discuss and receive comments on how it proposes to evaluate other elements of these alternatives, including environmental, economic, & social feasibility.
Join the California King Tides Project on our 5th anniversary to capture this winter's highest tides, or King Tides, December 21- 23, January 19-21, and February 17-19, and catch a glimpse of what the state can expect as sea levels rise. Participating is easy: simply grab your camera or smart phone and head to the coast or bay during the high tides, and post your photos on the California King Tides Project's Facebook & Flickr pages with the time, date, and location of the image. For more information, visit california.kingtides.net.
Pursuant to the order issued by the Commission in July 2014, plans have been submitted & approved for removal of all of the unpermitted development that have been blocking public access to this popular hiking trail between Pismo & Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, including all of the gates & fences & "no trespassing signs" ... more
Martins Beach owner Vinod Khosla has made a series of wild charges against the California Coastal Commission, including coercion and unfair treatment. Khosla purchased a property near Half Moon Bay that has had a long and obvious use by the public. He then closed the road historically used by the public to access the beach. But under the Coastal Act of 1976, closing the road requires a development permit, and Khosla's failure to apply for one is a violation of the law ... more
Commission staff is in the process of updating the Draft Sea-Level Rise Policy Guidance in response to comments. It is anticipated that a revised draft will be presented to the Commission in the fall. For more information, visit the SLR Guidance page.
Make a difference for our coast and ocean through everyday choices, wherever you may be. Join your friends and neighbors in becoming a Coastal Steward. Find out how you can help.
Briefings such as the Federal Consistency Program Briefing from February 9, as well as previous ones on open meetings, vertical accessways, wetlands, and the Coastal Act.