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Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) is comprised of member fish and wildlife agencies from every level of government. The Association provides member agencies with coordination services on cross-cutting as well as species-based programs that range from birds, fish habitat and energy development to climate change, wildlife action plans, conservation education, leadership training and international relations. The Association represents its state agency members on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key conservation and management policies, and works to ensure that all fish and wildlife entities work collaboratively on the most important issues.

 

 

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Bipartisan Policy Center

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit organization that seeks to encourage civil, respectable political discourse between the political parties. As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, the BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. BPC policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both ends of the political spectrum.

 

 

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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.