The Commission owns and manages millions of acres of sovereign lands and resources that it holds in trust subject to the common law Public Trust Doctrine. If unaddressed, sea level rise can have catastrophic consequences for these lands and resources. The Commission works hard to facilitate sea level rise preparedness, with an emphasis on protecting California’s public trust lands and the public’s right to access and enjoy these lands. The Commission partners with the Legislature and federal, state, and local agencies to stay at the forefront of efforts to mitigate the impacts of sea level rise on the lands and natural resources entrusted to its care.
State Releases Draft California Climate Adaptation Strategy
California is taking action to combat climate change & build resilience with the release of the draft 2021 CA Climate Adaptation Strategy.
Coastal Commission Introduces Sea Level Rise Story Map
The California Coastal Commission has released a new sea level rise story map that will enable members of the public to take a visual stroll through various concepts and ideas and to dive deeper into the impacts of sea level rise in California. The story map will also...
State Lands Commission adopts principles for aligned state action to make California’s coast resilient to sea level rise
The State Lands Commission adopted “Making California’s Coast Resilient to Sea-Level Rise: Principles for Aligned State Action” yesterday. These principles will unify state agencies in effective action toward sea-level rise resilience that is grounded in science, partnership, communication, and local support.
Memorandum of Understanding between the State Lands Commission & the Coastal Commission
The Commission and the California Coastal Commission have a new memorandum of understanding to improve coordination and collaboration. This collaboration is especially important at a time when California is leading efforts to curb climate change and adapt to sea level...
The Commission has released its own Sea Level Rise Viewer
The Commission has released its own Sea Level Rise Viewer, an interactive web mapping application to assist users with understanding the risks and impacts to Public Trust lands and resources. The viewer contains data about the Commission’s leases, coastal county and...