American Society of Civil Engineers

The California Coastal Trail Project: Plans for Completion of the CCT

by Donald Nierlich, (Coastwalk, 7207 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472; E-mail:, Susana Nierlich, (Coastwalk, 7207 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472; E-mail:, and Richard Nichols, (Coastwalk, 7207 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472; E-mail:
Section: Posters, pp. 1253-1257, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: California and the World Ocean ’02: Revisiting and Revising California’s Ocean Agenda
Abstract: The Coastal Trail Project, now complete, had as its goal to draw general guidelines for the design of the California Coastal Trail and to estimate the costs of the trail’s completion. The project was mandated by Senate Bill 908 in 2001 and was a joint undertaking of the California Coastal Conservancy, taking the lead role, State Coastal Commission, State Parks, and Coastwalk, a non-governmental not-for-profit organization. Major parts of the project were to collect information about the trail—particularly where it is and where it is not, and to identify projects that will speed the trails completion. The report prepared for the project is currently being printed (August 2003) and, by the time this is published, should be available in print form and quite possibly on the WWW. An unofficial synopsis of the report can be found at, a Coastwalk web site providing information about the CCT and progress towards its completion.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Coastal environment