workshop team

The mission of the Planning and Conservation League is to protect and restore California’s natural environment, and to promote and defend the health and safety of Californians through legislative and administrative action.

The PCL Foundation is the research arm of PCL. Its mission is to engage in cutting-edge public policy research that educates and empowers local communities to participate in decision-making processes that will help protect California’s environment.


father and son looking out over Lake Tahoe

PCL envisions a California in which all its residents are connected with their government in shaping the State into the worldwide leader in developing sustainable and thriving communities that ensure a healthy environment and sound economy for all.


In striving to achieve our mission and vision, the PCL team seeks always (and in all ways) to be: