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June 11, 2024

Senate Bill 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program – Next Submission Deadline is June 28, 2024

The Senate Bill 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program (SB 1 Grant Program) Track 1 proposals are accepted on a rolling, quarterly, non-competitive basis. The next submission deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024 for consideration at the September […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change


June 5, 2024

Updates from the June 4, 2024 Council Meeting

The June 4, 2024 Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting included investments and informational updates on all four of the Council’s strategic plan goals to address climate change, advance equity, conserve marine biodiversity, and support a sustainable blue economy. Key actions included adoption […]

Categories: 30x30, Equity and Environmental Justice, Leadership and Staff Updates, Offshore Wind, OPC meetings, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement


June 4, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ocean Protection Council Adopts Updated Guidance to Help California Prepare for and Adapt to Rising Seas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For media inquiries, please contact: Jenn Eckerle, OPC Executive Director:Jenn.Eckerle@resources.ca.gov Ocean Protection Council adopts updated guidance to help California prepare for and adapt to rising seas Called the “State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance: 2024 Science […]

Categories: Climate Change, Press Releases, Report Release, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change


May 14, 2024

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – June 4, 2024 – Teleconference and Public Forum

The Ocean Protection Council will hold a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Meeting documents are available.

Categories: 30x30, Event, Offshore Wind, OPC meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement


March 26, 2024

SB 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant – Technical Assistance Program is Open

In partnership with Coastal Quest, OPC is excited to announce the launch of the Senate Bill 1 Technical Assistance Program (SB 1 TA Program) to support sea level rise adaptation planning! The SB 1 TA Program aims to provide grant […]

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity


March 1, 2024

SB 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program – Solicitation Update

OPC’s SB 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program has updated solicitation guidelines to streamline the application process. This includes the removal of the Letter of Alignment requirement for all Track 1 proposals. Please see the SB 1 Funding webpage for the […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change


February 16, 2024

State Agency Sea Level Rise Action Plan for California – February 2024 Update

OPC worked with the State Sea Level Rise Collaborative (SLR Collaborative) to provide the first update to the State Agency Sea Level Rise Action Plan for California (Action Plan). Originally released in 2022, the Action Plan is a five-year plan to […]

Categories: Report Release, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change


January 19, 2024

State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance: 2024 Science and Policy Update – Draft Released for Public Comment – Deadline Extended to March 8

OPC is pleased to release the draft State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance: 2024 Science and Policy Update (Guidance), which will update and replace the previous 2018 State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance. This report consists of the best […]

Categories: Public Comment Opportunity, Report Release, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change


December 15, 2023

Senate Bill 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program Opens

OPC is pleased to announce that the Senate Bill 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program (SB 1 Grant Program) is now open for proposals. This grant program is a great opportunity for coastal communities to receive funding to […]

Categories: Event, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change


December 6, 2023

Secretary Speaker’s Series A Special Conversation with Rosanna Xia: California Against the Sea

Monday, December 11, 2023Noon to 1:00 PMVia Zoom Join us for a special conversation, hosted by California Natural Resources Agency, with Pulitzer Prize finalist and Los Angeles Times environmental reporter, Rosanna Xia as she shares insights from her brand-new book […]

Categories: Climate Change, Equity and Environmental Justice, Event, Marine Pollution, Outreach and Education, Plastic Pollution, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Water Quality