For over 50 years, the Planning and Conservation League and PCL Foundation have built a legacy of protecting natural treasures, defending public health, and improving the quality of life for California residents.

The Planning and Conservation League Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1972. Our mission is to educate and involve Californians in environmental policy making. PCL lobbies to improve environmental protections through legislative and administrative actions. The focus of the PCL Foundation is to ensure that Californians have the understanding and resources to participate in the process.

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The education and research programs of the PCL Foundation perform several valuable services. We educate and support community activists through our workshops and our materials. We perform cutting edge environmental research and analysis, and produce action-oriented reports that inform policy-making at local and state levels. We also use our expertise to assist decision makers in drafting effective policies.

Our work is a catalyst for public policy changes that solve critical environmental problems in California.

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    Community Activist Workshops

    PCL Foundation workshops and guidebooks educate, empower and energize individuals, activists and the general public with diverse backgrounds.

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    Research and Reports

    Our research, public education, public policy analysis and action-oriented reports help organizations, local government decision-makers, and the general public.

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    Legislative Work

    PCL Foundation assists decision makers in drafting effective policies.

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    50-50 Vision

    PCL has had successes in protecting California’s environment and communities for over 50 years.

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