The State Coastal Conservancy develops and implements programs to protect, restore and enhance natural, recreational, and economic resources along California's coast, coastal watersheds, the ocean, and within the San Francisco Bay Area. Through direct funding and grants to local agencies and nonprofit organizations, the Coastal Conservancy supports the following projects:
- Restoration and enhancement of the natural environment and scenic lands.
- Development of public access.
- Protection of agricultural lands through purchase of development rights and fee interests.