Climate Smart Land Management Program


The Department of Conservation (DOC) is pleased to announce the release of the 2023 Climate Smart Land Management Program Guidelines​ (PDF)​​. ​

About the Program

This Climate Smart Land Management Program​ is funded by the Budget Act of 2022 (AB 179, Ch. 249, Stat. 2022), which appropriated $10 million to the Department for grants to implement projects or develop plans that increase climate action on California's natural and working lands and are consistent with the State's Natural and Working Lands Climate Smart Strategy. The Climate Smart Land Management - Capacity and Technical Assistance Program seeks to increase the capacity of state partners to support accomplishment of goals identified in the State's Natural and Working Lands Climate Smart Strategy (NWLCSS).​

Online Workshops

Workshops​ are scheduled for February 23 at 3 p.m. and February 28 at 11 a.m. to hear public comments on the draft guidelines (see registration links below). Please let us know if you are not able to make either of these workshops and would still like to provide input.  

Comments will be collected during the workshops or by email at until March 10, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Please join us to learn about, and comment on, the new program and guidelines. The two workshops will be identical in content.


Online workshop #1

Thursday February 23, 2023

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Register here​


Online workshop #2

Tuesday February 28, 2023

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Register here​