California Coastal Resilience Network

Mission

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.

Niche

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.

Comments & Suggestions

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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. Mark your calendars – the Network will meet in person at the 2018 California Adaptation Forum in Sacramento the week of August 27, 2018.

Membership

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

Events

Steering Committee

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

Kelly Leo

Kelly Leo

The Nature Conservancy

Alexandra Leumer

Alexandra Leumer

The Nature Conservancy

Mandy Sackett

Mandy Sackett

Surfrider Foundation

–Alternate: Stefanie Sekich-Quinn

Rebecca Lunde

Rebecca Lunde

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Leah Campbell

Leah Campbell

California Coastkeeper Alliance

Juliette Hart

Juliette Hart

USGS

Jack Liebster

Jack Liebster

County of Marin

Joel Gerwein

Joel Gerwein

State Coastal Conservancy

Dani Boudreau

Dani Boudreau

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve

Aldaron Laird

Aldaron Laird

Trinity Associates

Maya Hayden

Maya Hayden

Point Blue Conservation Science

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The Coast Belongs to Everyone

The Coastal Access and Protection Act of 2017, AB 1129 helps prepare our coast for the impacts of climate change, and preserves public access to the beach and other natural areas. Learn more about it here.

Network Member of the Month: Charles Lester

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.