HOPE for

Time and time again Californians have voted to protect and invest in our iconic coastline, a more than three thousand-mile-long treasure that people enjoy every day. But sea level rise is changing today’s coast. The coast of tomorrow will not be the same as the coast of today.

To inform current and future adaptation decisions and conservation actions, The Nature Conservancy in California and the California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC) collaborated to produce the first statewide, comprehensive assessment of the vulnerability of California’s coastal habitats, imperiled species, and conservation lands to sea level rise.

The news is not good

Our Vision

Hope for
the Coast

The Nature Conservancy is asking California state and local coastal management agencies to renew their leadership at the

We are urging them to adopt a bold vision:

We will maintain and enhance California’s coast in the face of sea level rise, other climate change-induced challenges, and development. By working collectively and guided by science, we will ensure the coast is protected for future generations to enjoy, replete with as much or more habitat and wildlife, as well as social, economic, and recreational benefits, as we have today.

Hope 4 Coast
Campaign Updates

July 24

California Ocean Protection Council unanimously adopts Hope for the Coast Vision.

August 9

California Coastal Commission Unanimously adopts Hope for the Coast Vision.

August 23

State Lands Commission considers Hope for the Coast.

September 6

California Coastal Conservancy Board considers Hope for the Coast.


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Sarah Newkirk
Senior Coastal Project Director

The Nature Conservancy in California
(415) 730-7437