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February 2, 2023

Updates from the January 24, 2023 Council Meeting

The January 24 Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting finalized significant efforts from 2022 and set the framework for continued progress toward protecting California’s coast and ocean in 2023. OPC staff presented the Annual Coast and Ocean Report highlighting both preliminary […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Grant Projects, OPC meetings, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy


January 26, 2023

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – January 24, 2023 – Teleconference and Public Forum

The Ocean Protection Council held a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. The meeting summary and webcast recording are now available.

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, OPC meetings, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


January 1, 2023

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – January 24, 2023 – Teleconference and Public Forum

The Ocean Protection Council held a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. The meeting summary and webcast recording are now available.

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, OPC meetings, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


October 26, 2022

Join the Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team

Expressions of interest due December 2 (deadline extended)! Ocean Protection Council (OPC) welcomes expressions of interest to join the OPC Science Advisory Team (OPC SAT). The OPC SAT provides scientific analysis, advice, and expertise needed to ensure the best available science informs […]

Categories: Career Opportunities, Equity and Environmental Justice, Strategic Goal 2: Equity


October 19, 2022

Round 3 Funding for CA MPA Outreach & Education Opens Soon – Technical Assistance is Available

OPC has funded Coastal Quest to administer the third round of a small grants program to support outreach and education projects that increase outreach and engagement of California’s marine protected areas. This program will provide grants between $25,000 and $100,000 […]

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Marine Protected Areas, Outreach and Education, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


October 7, 2022

Updates from the October 6, 2022 Council Meeting

The October 6 Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting was an exciting and moving gathering. State and federal agencies, tribes, non-profit and business partners, and members of the public joined together with joyful tears and cheers in support of landmark decision-making […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Kelp, OPC meetings, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


October 3, 2022

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – October 6, 2022 – 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 Thursday, October 6, 2022.

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, OPC meetings, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


September 30, 2022

OPC Equity Plan to be Considered for Adoption at the October 6 Meeting

We are excited to announce that the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) will consider adoption of its first-ever Equity Plan at the October 6, 2022 Council meeting. The Equity Plan represents OPC’s commitment to advancing equity across ocean and coastal policies and […]

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, OPC meetings, Strategic Goal 2: Equity


September 29, 2022

OPC Joins the 30×30 Partnership: A Collaboration for People and Nature

By Michael Esgro, Senior Biodiversity Program Manager & Tribal Liaison Yesterday, hundreds of environmental champions (including OPC leadership and staff!) met at California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) Headquarters in Sacramento for the official kickoff of the 30×30 Partnership. This new […]

Categories: 30x30, Equity and Environmental Justice, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement


August 22, 2022

Wiyot Tribe Celebrates the Return of Coastal Land

August 22, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Jenn Eckerle, jenn.eckerle@resources.ca.gov Maria Rodriguez, maria.rodriguez@resources.ca.gov Wiyot Tribe Celebrates the Return of Coastal Land 46 acres acquired in partnership with the Ocean Protection Council Humboldt County, Calif. – In a ceremony held last […]

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Press Releases, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Tribal Engagement