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April 4, 2024

Call for Nominations: Tribal Scientists for Offshore Wind Environmental Monitoring Guidance 

We are pleased to issue a call for nominations for tribal scientists to contribute to the development of environmental monitoring guidance for offshore wind. In October of 2023, OPC selected California Marine Sanctuary Foundation (CMSF) via a competitive proposal process to […]

Categories: Climate Change, Offshore Wind, 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 18, 2024

Join the Environmental Justice Advisory Board for California’s Coast and Ocean – Application Period Extended to April 5, 2024

UPDATE March 18, 2024: The application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 5, 2024. This extended application period is focused on recruiting applicants from California’s North Coast and Central Coast regions, or those with statewide perspectives. Only applications meeting […]

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



September 25, 2023

Conserving 30% of California’s Coastal Waters by 2030: Progress Update

California’s coastal waters are home to species and habitats found nowhere else on Earth. Our iconic coastal and marine ecosystems – from sandy beaches and wave-swept rocky shorelines to lush kelp forests and deep submarine canyons – hold tremendous cultural […]

Categories: 30x30, Equity and Environmental Justice, Event, Kelp, Marine Protected Areas, Outreach and Education, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement



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







December 7, 2021

Environmental Justice Communities to Receive $7.5M for Coastal Water Quality Projects

At its December 7 meeting, the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) for the first time approved funding exclusively for coastal water quality projects that directly benefit Environmental Justice (EJ) Communities. A total of $7.5M in Proposition 1 funds will be […]

Categories: Climate Change, Equity and Environmental Justice, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Grant Projects, OPC meetings, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Tribal Engagement, Water Quality



November 4, 2021

Prop 68 Climate Resilience Miniseries Episode 13: Trinidad Community Coastal Resiliency Planning Project

“We would like our project to be an example of how to invite tribal entities to participate in and be integral to a collaborative coastal resilience planning process. The Trinidad area has three strong tribal entities that take a very […]

Categories: Climate Change, Grant Projects, Outreach and Education, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Tribal Engagement



November 2, 2021

Prop 68 Climate Resilience Miniseries Episode 12: Wiyot Climate Change Adaptation Plan

(Intro to the series here) “Sea level rise will affect everybody and everything… We need to spread the word and work together.”  – Hilanea Wilkinson Today we are in the ancestral territory of the Wiyot, in what is now known as […]

Categories: Climate Change, Grant Projects, Outreach and Education, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Tribal Engagement