Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal


This article focuses on the California Coastal Conservancy. It explores the Conservancy’s uniquely proactive approach to coastal zone management through both oral history (collected via telephone interviews) and literature research. In general, being proactive has involved the Conservancy in activities such as identifying coastal areas or wildlife habitats in need of protection; developing plans and priorities for acquisition or restoration; assembling and supporting local stewards and partners; leading and shepherding collaborative projects to fruition; and often providing significant funding.