The Planning and Conservation League is continuing to tackle some of California’s most pressing environmental issues after fifty years of successes. Our legislative and advocacy efforts focus on water, land use, public health and global climate change. We continue to provide Californians with issue expertise, research, and education and training to improve our state.

By supporting PCL you are joining thousands of individuals who for fifty years have helped us improve the California environment. It has never been more important than it is right now to support our dynamic advocacy efforts that protect our state’s natural resources and quality of life.

Become a Member or Renew Your Membership

PCL offers three types of memberships:

  • Individual
  • Community partner
  • Agency/business partner

With your generous membership contribution you will join the ranks of thousands of others from across this state to ensure PCL continues our work protecting the land, the air, and the water we all rely upon. Join the League or renew your membership online. We are grateful for your continued support.

League Membership: The Power of ‘We’

Since it was formed, the Planning and Conservation League has been just that—a league of groups working together on policies to better California’s environment. When PCL was established in 1965, there was no unified voice for conservation efforts in the Capitol; we played a pivotal role representing local organizations and communities that would otherwise have been left out of the dialogue. Even today, with an increased environmental presence in Sacramento, local groups are often disengaged and overlooked in the policy-setting debate. In response, PCL is looking to dramatically grow, diversify and revitalize our League membership. It is only by having a robust and engaged membership that PCL will be as effective as possible in impacting public policy at the state level. A vital PCL will also magnify the power of local organizations and communities that are still underrepresented in Sacramento. Simply put, League partners are our eyes and ears on the ground, while PCL is their voice in the Capitol


PCL represents a wide range of partners seeking to ensure California’s laws and policies protect our environment and improve the quality of life and economic security for all Californians. PCL welcomes any and all League partners that:

  1. Support and share the mission, vision and values of Planning and Conservation League
  2. Pay annual dues (per schedule below)


We hope you will consider joining or renewing as an organizational member today. We have updated our organizational membership dues (paid annually) to reflect today’s economic realities as well as our revitalized League structure.

Partnership Level Suggested Dues For Organizations with Annual Budgets of:
Delta smelt $250 under $100k
Great egret $500 $100-$250k
Desert tortoise $1,000 $250k-$499k
River otter $1,500 $500k-$749k
Grizzly bear $2,500 $750k-$1.49M
Grey whale $5,000 $1.5M+

Benefits of Membership

League partners gain the benefit of PCL’s strong voice and relationships built during nearly 50 years working in Sacramento; the opportunity to help shape and advance a shared policy agenda for California; and the power of being part of a cohesive movement working to protect California’s lands, air, waters and communities. Specific benefits of League membership include:

  1. Access to special briefings, inside information, and dialogue about the most pressing environmental issues facing California, including:

    1. Being part of League listserv where legislative information is regularly disseminated to and among partners
    2. Invitation to participate in regular partner phone calls
    3. Opportunity to participate in our annual fall legislative agenda-setting meeting with PCL and our League Partners.
  2. Two complimentary tickets to all PCL events and workshops (except Annual Symposium)
  3. Promotional opportunities, including:

    1. Public appreciation in one PCL Insider e-newsletter
    2. Logo and link to partner website on PCL website
    3. Public appreciation in our various publications.

To Join

For more information or to join the League, please contact our staff or call us at (916) 822-5631.