The California Coastal Act is California’s most important coastal protection statute and provides many specific restrictions on development along California’s famously scenic and environmentally unique and vulnerable coastline.

The Coastal Zone Management Act is a federal law that provides state regulatory control over federal actions and federally licensed activities within the Coastal Zone.

Lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephan C. Volker litigate cases under the California Coastal Act, the Washington Shoreline Management Act, and the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act, protecting coastal watersheds and vistas and sensitive littoral ecosystems from overdevelopment.

For more information on these important coastal protection acts, please visit the California Coastal Commission’s website here.

California Coastal Act and Federal Coastal Zone Management Act Cases that the Firm Has Handled Include:

  • City of Sausalito v. O’Neill, 386 F.3d 1186 (9th Cir. 2004).
  • Sierra Club v. California Coastal Commission, San Francisco Superior Court Civ. No. CPF 03-503433 (2005). (Overturning coastal development permit)