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Land Trust Alliance

The Land Trust Alliance promotes voluntary private land conservation to benefit communities and natural systems. The Land Trust Alliance is a national convener, strategist, and representative of more than 1,700 land trusts across America. The alliances goals are to dramatically expand the pace of land conservation (through tax incentives); build strong land trusts; defend the permanence of conservation easements; and ensure that the work of land trusts is as strategically directed as possible.

 

 

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Louisiana Office of State Climatology

The Louisiana Office of State Climatology is housed within Louisiana State University.  The Office provides daily, weekly, and monthly climate reports, as well as statewide climate information, area radar, a rainfall atlas, and other weather related links are provided on the website.

 

 

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Louisiana Sea Grant

Since its establishment in 1968, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG) has worked to promote stewardship of the state’s coastal resources through a combination of research, education and outreach programs critical to the cultural, economic and environmental health of Louisiana’s coastal zone. LSG’s strategic initiatives address four issues identified as especially pertinent to state, regional and national needs: healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable coastal development, safe and sustainable seafood and hazard resilience in coastal communities.

 

 

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LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio

The mission of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Coastal Sustainability Studio (CSS), founded in 2009, is to address the challenge of sustaining the ecological, settlement, and economic framework of the Gulf coast. The CSS approach centers on supporting resilient human communities in the dynamic Gulf of Mexico environment - working to design sustainable systems that reduce vulnerability to increased storm strength, coastal hazards, habitat degradation, and global environmental change. CSS was conceived as a laboratory to develop new strategies that reduce risk to social, economic, and natural resources, in order to provide a sound basis for major policy decisions for adaptation through more sustainable land-use planning, protection, and education.

 

 

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Maine Sea Grant

Maine Sea Grant is based at the University of Maine and sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the State of Maine.   In partnership with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, members of the Marine Extension Team work on issues of concern to Maine's coastal communities. The Maine Sea Grant's areas of focus are healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable coastal development, safe and sustainable seafood supply, and hazard resiliency in coastal communities.

 

 

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Maine State Climate Office

The Maine State Climate Office resides within the Climate Change Institute, a research center studying the causes and consequences of the Earth's natural climate variability. The scholars come from fields a diverse as biology, earth science, history, computer science, anthropology/archaeology, and engineering. Recognizing the need for a centralized, neutral source of climate information specific to Maine, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant created Maine Climate News in partnership with George Jacobson, Maine State Climatologist, in 2009.

 

 

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Manomet Center For Conservation Sciences

A non-profit environmental research organization, Manomet is dedicated to conserving natural resources for both humans and wildlife. For 40 years, Manomet has worked "to build a sustainable world based on healthy natural systems that support human and wildlife populations."  They are a leader in the non-advocacy use of science for problem-solving, and have a long history of working collaboratively with entities that have the capacity to leverage change.

 

 

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Maryland Commission on Climate Change

On April 20, 2007, Governor Martin O'Malley signed Executive Order 01. 01. 2007. 07 establishing the Maryland Climate Change Commission (MCCC) charged with collectively developing an action plan to address the causes of climate change, prepare for the likely consequences and impacts of climate change to Maryland, and establish firm benchmarks and timetables for implementing the Commission's recommendations. The Commission included members representing academia, business, industry, environmental groups and many levels of government.

 

 

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Chesapeake and Coastal Program

The Maryland Chesapeake & Coastal Program (CCP), administered by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, is a partnership among local, regional and state agencies. The CCP also collaborates with many private organizations, such as local land trusts and economic development groups.   This partnership has helped the state to reduce the environmental impacts of coastal development, resolve conflicts between competing coastal uses, and provide assistance to local governments in coastal planning and resource protection.

 

 

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Maryland Sea Grant

Maryland Sea Grant is administered by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the State of Maryland, and is dedicated to protect and restore Maryland's coastal resources. Both on its own and in collaboration with its many partners, Sea Grant proactively addresses the scientific, economic, and social challenges facing the Chesapeake Bay. Research efforts bolster understanding of major commercial species, including the oyster, blue crab, and striped bass, and bring scientists and managers together to design new ecosystem-based fisheries management regimes.