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.

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.

Watch our video to learn more about the Network!

Membership

Individuals or organizations can become Network members by subscribing to the CA Coastal Resilience Network email distribution list. Members receive notifications about Network activities and can participate on monthly Network webinars and occasional in-person events. Network members are encouraged to suggest webinar topics and to share their own work on future webinars.

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

Comments & Suggestions

Have ideas about how to make the Network better?  Submit your comments & suggestions here!  Moving away or reassigned?  Remove yourself from the Network distribution list by clicking HERE & scroll to bottom.

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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.

Network Member of the Month: Laura Engeman

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.

Navy Partners with TNC on 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!