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. Mark your calendars – the Network will meet in person at the 2018 California Adaptation Forum in Sacramento the week of August 27, 2018.
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.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
–Alternate: Stefanie Sekich-Quinn
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
California Coastkeeper Alliance
County of Marin
State Coastal Conservancy
Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Point Blue Conservation Science
Related Stories and News
Laura Engeman is the director of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative where she works to bring together public agencies, nonprofits, community foundations, utilities, scientists, and local managers to find regional solutions for climate adaptation.
The Nature Conservancy recently announced a partnership with the United States Navy to prepare for the impacts of climate change on Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) in California. This initiative marks the first time the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is partnering with a nongovernmental organization to protect a military installation from sea level rise and other consequences of rising global temperatures. Read more about it here!
The San Diego Climate Collaborative received a large NOAA Grant for $689,500 over two years for coastal hazard protection & resilience. Read more about it here.
You can help! Please post pictures of flooding and other coastal events to Flickr’s CA King Tides group with the hashtag #elninoca.
Eric is the Research Development Manager for the Center for Ocean Solutions in Stanford, CA, where he works to advance the connection between the best available science around coastal and ocean issues with critical leverage points for coastal management policies.