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.
The Commission seeks public comment on its 2023 Draft Shoreline Adaptation Report developed to guide analysis and decision-making for leasing shoreline protection and adaptation structures on ungranted state tidelands. The comment period begins on August 17, 2023, and ends on October 16, 2023.
California is taking action to combat climate change & build resilience with the release of the draft 2021 CA Climate Adaptation Strategy.
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.
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...