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Links to our Partner Agencies and other Public Interest Groups

The effort to protect the Bay is a continuing struggle that requires public awareness and the work of many agencies and organizations. A few of the Commission's partners in the work of protecting and enhancing San Francisco Bay include:

  • San Francisco Estuary Partnership is a coalition of resource agencies, non-profits, citizens, and scientists working to protect, restore, and enhance water quality and fish and wildlife habitat in and around the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary.
  • Save The Bay seeks to preserve, restore and protect the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta Estuary.
  • Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) is a non-profit, membership-based organization that advocates for the balanced use and regulation of San Francisco Bay-Delta resources to ensure the economic prosperity and environmental protection of the region.
  • The San Francisco Bay Joint Venture is a partnership which brings together public and private agencies, conservation groups, development interests and others seeking to collaborate in restoring wetlands and wildlife habitat specifically within the San Francisco Bay watersheds and along the San Mateo Coast.
  • The Bay Institute, whose mission is to protect and restore the ecosystems of San Francisco Bay, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the rivers, streams and watersheds that feed the Bay estuary.
  • The San Francisco Estuary Institute, a non-profit science organization dedicated to providing the scientific understanding needed to protect and enhance the Bay.
  • The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association (FMSA) is dedicated to protecting the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary's wildlife and habitat.

State and Regional Partners

  • The California Coastal Commission, the state's other coastal management agency whose ocean coastline jurisdiction begins at the mouth of the Golden Gate.
  • The State Coastal Conservancy, which works to preserve, protect and restore the resources of the San Francisco Bay and the California Coast.
  • The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
  • The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), established in 1961 to protect local control, plan for the future, and promote cooperation on areawide issues.
  • The San Francisco Bay Trail Project has developed a plan for a "ring around the Bay," which provides easily accessible recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, including hikers, joggers, bicyclists and skaters.
  • The California Department of Fish and Game, the state agency that has expertise in protecting the fish and wildlife which use the Bay.
  • The California Department of Justice, which serves as the Commission's legal counsel under the direction of the California Attorney General.
  • The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region, the branch of the state agency that oversees efforts to control pollution of Bay waters.
  • The California State Lands Commission, the state agency that administers the public property interests in much of the land under the Bay.
  • FOCUS is a regional initiative in which BCDC and three other regional agencies are working with local governments to create a shared vision which identifies where growth can best be accomodated and what natural areas are most in need of protection in the Bay region.
  • The Joint Policy Committee coordinates the regional planning activities of BCDC, the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

Federal Partners