Collaboration and Partnerships

The Commission embraces and promotes collaboration and partnership with federal, state, regional, local, and academic agencies and organizations. Through the collective efforts of our staff and partners, the Commission is better positioned to be effective in protecting California’s natural resources and ensuring sustainable development and appropriate use of public trust lands and resources. Successful partnerships also better positions the Commission to address new challenges, such as sea level rise and climate change.

The Commission is a member of the California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force, which is planning for future renewable wind and wave energy development opportunities in federal offshore waters along the Pacific Coast, and the West Coast Regional Planning Body, which is a partnership of federally-recognized tribes, the states of Washington, Oregon and California, and federal agencies focused on implementing the U.S. National Ocean Policy and engaging around marine planning and other tools to effectively address existing and future uses of the region's oceans and coasts.

The Commission participates in partnerships with the following organizations: California Natural Resources Agency, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Office of Spill Prevention and Response, State Coastal Conservancy, Department of Parks and Recreation, federal Bureau of Land Management, federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In addition, the Commission is a member of the State Coastal Commission, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, Ocean Protection Council, Delta Protection Commission, Baldwin Hills Conservancy, and the San Joaquin River Conservancy.

The Commission is also a signatory to various cooperative interagency agreements with state and federal agencies, such as the agreement for implementation of the California network of marine protected areas, agreement for development of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, and the San Francisco Bay Materials Management Program.

What's New

  • Memorandum of Agreement between the Commission and the San Diego Unified Port District regarding the establishment of a Marine Planning Partnership for the state-owned tidelands and submerged lands located in the Pacific Ocean offshore San Diego County
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of the Interior and the State of California on renewable energy