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Members Reception with Mayor Libby Schaaf

Members Reception with Mayor Libby Schaaf Thursday, May 23, 2019, 4:00PM - 6:00PM Environmental Science Associates 180 Grand Avenue, Suite 1050, … [Read More...]

BPC Sustainable Waterfronts Committee Meeting w/ Mayor Tom Butt

BPC Sustainable Waterfronts Committee Meeting w/ Mayor Tom Butt Monday, April 8, 2019, 11:00AM - 12:00PM Geosyntec: 1111 Broadway, 6th Floor, … [Read More...]

Energy News and Highlights for February 4, 2019

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Our Work in Action

AQPI Radar Collecting Important Data During February Atmospheric River Storms

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Waters of the State Decision Postponed

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New Scale Will Help Officials and Public Prepare for Atmospheric River Storms

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BPC Comments on Draft Report on Toxicity Reference Values for the San Francisco Bay

BPC was given the opportunity to review … [Read More...]

Draft Contra Costa County Renewable Resource Potential Study Published

Contra Costa County has published an … [Read More...]

Featured Member

Featured Member: Briscoe Ivester & Bazel

Experienced lawyers dedicated to excellence in the practice of land use, environmental, and natural resources law   Briscoe Ivester & Bazel– counsel to many of the Coalition’s members– has over the past four decades played leading roles in the development of the Bay Area and in the work of the Coalition, including the very founding […]


BPC is excited to announce the release of its latest white paper, Shoreline Restoration/Resiliency Projects in SF Bay: An Opportunity for Improving Regulatory Efficiency. This paper was developed by the Sustainable Waterfronts Committee and led by primary authors Gary Oates and Priya Finnemore of ESA (Environmental Science Associates). Recognizing the need for a more expeditious, yet effective, permitting process for integrated restoration/resiliency projects for our Bay shorelines, this paper looks at the current state of permitting in the region, as well as others, and lays out a number of recommendations for improving regulatory efficiency.

Click here to read the paper.