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Bureau of Reclamation

Established in 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation is best known for the dams, power plants, reservoirs, and canals it constructed in the 17 western states, including Hoover Dam on the Colorado River and Grand Coulee on the Columbia River. The Bureau of Reclamation is the largest wholesaler of water in the country. They bring water to more than 31 million people, and provide one out of five Western farmers (140,000) with irrigation water for 10 million acres of farmland that produce 60% of the nation's vegetables and 25% of its fruits and nuts.

 

 

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Business for Social Responsibility

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is a global nonprofit organization that develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR works with a network of more than 250 member companies to “build a just and sustainable world.”

 

 

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C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40)

C40 is a global network of large cities taking action to address climate change by developing and implementing policies and programs that generate measurable reductions in both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. 2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

 

 

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California Climate Action Team (CAT)

CAT members work to coordinate statewide efforts to implement global warming emission reduction programs and California's Climate Adaptation Strategy. The CAT is comprised of 14 agencies, and is divided into 11 subgroups to assist the Air Board with their scoping plan.

 

 

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California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN)

The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) is a coalition that advances policy solutions at the nexus of climate change and sustainable agriculture. CalCAN is striving to be a voice for the positive contribution agriculture can make on climate protection and adaptation, and to assemble diverse expertise and stakeholders to advance specific state policy proposals.

 

 

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California Ocean Protection Council

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) was created in 2004 to help protect, conserve, and maintain healthy coastal and ocean ecosystems and the economies they support as set forth in the California Ocean Protection Act. 

 

 

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California State Climatologist

The California State Climate Office collects and interprets climate data for California, and disseminates climate data and information through various means including their website. The California State Climate Office is housed in the California Department of Water Resources' Division of Flood Management.

 

 

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Canyonlands Research Center

With The Nature Conservancy's Dugout Ranch at its core, the Canyonlands Research Center Study Area spans lands managed by the USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Canyonlands National Park, giving scientists the opportunity to study wide gradients of elevation, ecology and land-use histories. The Center is also situated along the boundary of the Southwestern monsoon climate zone, making it particularly sensitive to climatic variation. The Center will provide new information on how temperature, rainfall and land uses combine to affect the health of natural resources on the Colorado Plateau.

 

 

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Catalysis Adaptation Partners, LLC

Catalysis Adaptation Partners, LLC, is a consulting firm of senior experts in planning for sea level rise, coastal hazards and extreme weather events. They provide many climate and coastal hazard adaptation-related services, including: vulnerability assessments, inundation mapping and visualization, economic impact evaluation, adaptation strategy development and implementation, planning process analysis, policy revision assistance, and consensus building support.

 

 

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Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity's mission is to work through science, law and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, on the brink of extinction. The Center's territory for the protection of species extends throughout the US, Pacific and Atlantic oceans and international regions as remote as the North and South poles. Hundreds of species have gained protection as a result of the Center's petitions, lawsuits, policy advocacy, and outreach to media. They have a full-time staff of dozens of prominent environmental lawyers and scientists who work exclusively on their campaigns to save species and their habitats.