California Coastal Resilience Network
The California Coastal Resilience Network promotes knowledge exchange and policies that support adaptation solutions that strategically and comprehensively prepare California’s coastal habitats and communities for climate induced impacts.
The Network provides a space for informal dialogue between local and state managers to improve coastal management efficiency and communication, and aims to provide local managers with the tools they need to implement nature-based multi-benefit coastal adaptation solutions.
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Meet Our Members
What we do
Network members meet monthly via webinar, where experts and practitioners share lessons learned from their adaptation work to foster stronger regional collaborations and facilitate more streamlined adaptation projects across California. The webinars provide an informal space for cross-geography dialogue to foster collaborative problem solving and allow professionals that might otherwise only meet once a year at an annual climate change conference to interact on a more regular basis.
Members meet in person once annually at a California climate adaptation conference to brainstorm ways forward for collaboration and develop and refine action plans. This year, the Network met in person on Tuesday, September 6th in Long Beach, CA, just before the California Adaptation Forum. Check out our Events section below for upcoming Network webinars and events.
Individuals or organizations can become Network members by subscribing to the CA Coastal Resilience Network electronic email list. Members receive notifications about Network activities and can participate on monthly Network webinars. Network webinar topics are selected by Network members and feature experts presenting cutting-edge work on coastal adaptation in California, followed by informal discussion, Q&A and brainstorming sessions for collaborative problem-solving and action. All members are invited to attend the Network’s annual in-person meeting.
Member of the Month
Charles Lester has been working in the California coastal management community for over 20 years, most recently as the executive director of the California Coastal Commission. He is currently a researcher at the Institute for Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz. “No one...read more
This Steering Committee is charged with guiding the direction and activities of the California Coastal Resilience Network, including information sharing about coastal adaptation as well as coordination around strategic, state-wide policy improvement to support nature-based coastal adaptation.
Steering Committee Members
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy
–Alternate: Stefanie Sekich-Quinn
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
California Coastkeeper Alliance
County of Marin
State Coastal Conservancy
Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
This September, over 30 members of the California Coastal Resilience Network gathered at the Aquarium of the Pacific on the day before the kick-off of the 2016 California Adaptation Forum to workshop potential Network initiatives. Jordan Plotsky, renowned videographer, joined the session and captured video testimonials from many members in attendance.
- Creative financing for coastal climate adaptation;
- the need for a State of the State Sea Level Rise Adaptation conference in California; &
- Coastal Policy improvements that could better facilitate implementation of nature-based coastal climate adaptation solutions throughout California.
Additional scoping for these Network initiatives is underway, and an update and opportunity for additional input will be provided during an upcoming Network webinar (to be scheduled). If you are interested in helping develop these ideas further, please contact Kelly Leo.
During the Forum itself, the Network held an early morning networking breakfast, where current and prospective members were invited to come learn more about the California Coastal Resilience Network and get to know each other.
Immediately following the breakfast, Kelly Leo, Network Director, gave a talk introducing the California Coastal Resilience Network in a panel session session on Turning Modeling & Planning into Action: Implementing Coastal Adaptation State-Wide alongside co-panelists Carmen Ramirez, Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Oxnard, and David Lewis, Executive Director of Save the Bay.
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