Service Name: PROTECTING OUR OCEAN AND COAST
Organization Name: CALIFORNIA STATE NATURAL RESOURCES AGENCY
- Description: Protecting and managing California's 1,100 miles of coastal and ocean resources while safeguarding the diversity and abundance of marine life for generations to come.
Ocean Protection Council
In 2004, the California Ocean Protection Act created the Ocean Protection Council (OPC). The OPC works to ensure California maintains healthy, resilient, and productive coastal and ocean ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations. OPC was created to improve the coordination and management of state efforts to protect and conserve our ocean. OPC accomplishes this with a focus on building partnerships and increasing communication among state agencies and with outside partners. A key tool OPC has at its disposal is serving as the administrator for specified bond and other funds. The ability to strategically deploy funds gives OPC the unique ability to break down traditional silos and support novel approaches to complex ocean management issues. OPC is committed to a continued focus on impactful projects and continued success in helping state agencies find leverage resources to conserve and improve ocean health across the state.
- Website: https://resources.ca.gov/protecting_our_ocean_and_coast/