Strategic Plan to Protect California’s Coast and Ocean



Ocean Protection Council




In the face of major challenges to California's coast and ocean, this Strategic Plan offers four Goals to guide California’s efforts over the next five years. The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) developed this strategic plan to advance focused, high-value interagency collaboration that is needed to meet these goals and achieve the collective vision. This document is a bold and comprehensive plan comprised of objectives, targets, and actions in each goal area. This plan establishes an ambitious collective vision for protecting the intrinsic, cultural, ecological, and economic benefits provided by California’s coast and ocean. OPC looks forward to working with state agencies, other governmental partners, tribes, and all stakeholders to ensure California advances its global leadership protecting our state’s world-renowned coast and ocean.

Climate Impact Tags

Extreme storms Flooding Ocean acidification Sea level rise

Resource Type Tags

Plan or strategy Planning and policy guidance


Extent: Del Norte County, Humboldt County, Los Angeles County, Marin County, Mendocino County, Monterey County, Orange County, San Diego County, San Francisco County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Cruz County, Ventura County


Last updated: Feb. 25, 2021