After two decades at the helm of the California State Coastal Conservancy, Sam Schuchat retires on June 25. His replacement is yet to be named. But the emotional and political intelligence he brought to the job will be missed. In the coming years, Schuchat says he hopes to spend more time riding his bike and playing music, not to mention travelling post shelter-in-place. But he also expects to keep his finger on the pulse of the California coast and to delve more deeply into national climate change work.