Next Commission Meeting
The Commission is proposing modifications to the proposed amendments to regulations addressing biofouling management to minimize the transfer of nonindigenous species from vessels arriving at California ports (Article 4.8).
The report covers the activities and accomplishments between July 2014 and June 2016. The report also summarizes next steps to continue to fulfill the Commission's mandate of moving the state expeditiously toward eliminating nonindigenous species discharges into state waters.
At its December 2016 meeting the Commission was updated on the status of negotiations to acquire a public access easement to and along Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County. This staff appraisal was prepared for purposes of negotiating an easement to provide public access to Martins Beach.
The Commission adopted a resolution today supporting the Obama Administration's ban on new offshore drilling off the Pacific coast, signaling that it will take an active role in protecting California's coastline.
As part of a continual effort to increase public access, the Commission purchased 11 acres of land along the American River at Camp Pollock for the public to enjoy. The Sacramento Valley Conservancy maintains the land, providing recreation and open space that the public can enjoy.
State of California and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management launch offshore renewable energy task force
The Commission is a task force member.
The Commission has released best management practice guidelines for public agencies removing and processing vessel marine debris while protecting the environment.
The restoration project, covering approximately 1,247 acres, restored portions of the wetland ecosystem and tidal influence from the Pacific Ocean to half of this area to reinvigorate the wetland ecosystem.