California Coastal Conservancy
The Coastal Conservancy’s Climate Ready Program is helping natural resources and human communities along California’s coast and San Francisco Bay adapt to the impacts of climate change. The Conservancy is also working to capture greenhouse gases from the atmosphere through the conservation of natural and working lands. We support multi-benefit projects that use natural systems to assist communities in adapting to the impacts of climate change. Through its Climate Ready Grant rounds, the Conservancy has awarded over $12 million for 62 projects in total; click here for a list of projects funded.
In addition, the Conservancy is working on dozens of other Climate Ready Projects, including Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning, Natural Infrastructure, Rangeland and Agricultural Adaptation, Carbon Sequestration, and Urban Greening. The 2019 grant round focused on managed retreat and natural shoreline infrastructure strategies to increase California’s resiliency to sea level rise, and the 2018 round also funded urban greening and carbon farming projects. A grant round is currently open for San Francisco Bay Area projects. The Climate Ready program has used 61% of Greenhouse Gas Reduction funds (GGRF) to support Low Income or Disadvantaged Communities as defined by the CA Air Resources Board, well above the GGRF-wide goal of 35%.
Marsh Adaptation Planning Tool
The Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project Marsh Adaptation Planning Tool is a platform for easy access to high-quality geospatial datasets, maps, and information to facilitate acquisition and restoration of rivers, streams, and wetlands in coastal Southern California.
Wetlands on the Edge
The Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project’s (WRP) Regional Strategy 2018 will guide wetland restoration for the WRP over the next few decades using scientifically-based, quantitative objectives that will improve wetland resilience to climate change and other stressors. These objectives will help guide all levels of stakeholders in the wetlands community from resource agencies to funders to restoration practitioners in designing projects, reviewing project proposals, and making funding decisions.