3560 State Lands Commission
Mission Statement

The State Lands Commission manages and protects all statutory lands which the state received from the federal government upon its entry into the Union. These lands include the beds of all naturally navigable waterways such as major rivers, streams and lakes, tide and submerged lands in the Pacific Ocean which extend from the mean high tide line seaward to the three-mile limit, swamp and overflow lands, state school lands, and granted lands. These lands total more than four million acres. The Commission authorizes the use of public lands based upon environmental, health and safety, and public benefit considerations. The three-member commission consists of the Lieutenant Governor, the State Controller, and the Director of Finance.