About the Planning and Conservation League

Since 1965, PCL has changed the landscape of California through supporting measures that have preserved its iconic forests, coastlines, mountains, and watersheds.

We support legislation that protects our environment and we work to promote open space, habitat, and healthy communities.

We invite you to join us in our mission to restore California’s wilderness and to defend the public health and safety of the people of California through legislative action.

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2023 California Environmental Assembly

Extreme Measures for Extreme Times: What We Need to do Now

January 19th, January 26th, February 2nd, and February 9th, 2023

9 am – 12:15 pm

Registration is open! The 2023 PCL Assembly will have a total of eight webinar sessions with two sessions held each day for a duration of four weeks. We are falling short in our actions to curb the climate crisis in time to avoid catastrophic impacts. This year we focus on both immediate short-term solutions and strategies for the future.

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    CEQA is a dynamic law used by every California public agency in its planning and decision-making. Learn about CEQA and the public’s role in the environmental review process.

    Learn about CEQA
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    Our Water Program focuses on developing and implementing sustainable and equitable water policies for California.

    Learn about our Water Program
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    Land Use & Transportation

    PCL and our partners work to fundamentally change our land use patterns for improved local communities, wildlife, public health, and our natural environment.

    Learn about land planning
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    PCL 50/50 Vision

    See our 50 years of success in protecting millions of acres of local parks, wildlife habitats, lakes, rivers, and more.

    See our successes