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Organizations Working on Ecosystems

Organizations that work on adaptation in the biodiversity and ecosystems sectors are listed below.

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San Francisco Estuary Partnership

The San Francisco Estuary Partnership is a coalition of resource agencies, non-profits, citizens, and scientists working to protect, restore, and enhance water quality and fish and wildlife habitat in and around the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary. The Partnership shares information and resources that result in studies, projects, and programs that improve the Estuary and communicate its value and needs to the public. The Association of Bay Area Governments is the home agency for Partnership staff and finances.

 

 

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San Francisco Bay and Outer Coast Sentinel Site Cooperative

The San Francisco Bay and Outer Coast Sentinel Site Cooperative, one of five NOAA Cooperatives in the nation, is focused on enhancing the capacity of communities in the San Francisco Bay Area of California to adapt to sea level rise and coastal flooding issues. The collaboration is a partnership of federal, state, and local representatives from NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, NOAA's Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and California Sea Grant.

 

 

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San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)

The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of San Francisco Bay and to the encouragement of the Bay's responsible use.  The Bay areas that currently flood every ten to twenty years during extreme weather and tides are projected to flood regularly. These areas are home to over 160,000 residents, critical infrastructure, diverse habitats, and valuable community resources.

 

 

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Rocky Mountain Climate Organization

The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) works to keep the West a special place by reducing climate disruption and its effects. The organization's mission includes bringing people together to develop solutions, build consensus, and achieve results; spreading the word about what climate disruption can do and what can be done about it; and working to adapt to the changes that will be faced.

 

 

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Rising Voices: Collaborative Science with Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Solutions

Rising Voices is a community of engaged Indigenous leaders, Indigenous and non-Indigenous environmental experts, students, and scientific professionals across the United States, including representatives from tribal, local, state, and federal resource management agencies, academia, tribal colleges, and research organizations. Participants of Rising Voices convene annually at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO, to discuss the complex climate change challenges facing Indigenous peoples, current adaptation and mitigation strategies, protection of Indigenous knowledge, sustainable Indigenous practices, and political and institutional barriers.

 

 

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Rhode Island Sea Grant

Rhode Island Sea Grant is located at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, and funds research at other institutions throughout the state. It is also home to one of only four Sea Grant Legal Programs in the country, and the only one in the Northeast, located at Roger Williams University School of Law.    Rhode Island Sea Grant funds research that addresses coastal ecosystem and fisheries issues. Research goals include: characterizing and quantifying dynamics of change in coastal ecosystems; improving understanding of effects of contaminants on coastal ecosystems; developing techniques and indicators to characterize the sources, pathways, and effects of nutrients, toxins, and biocontaminants; exploring links between ecosystem-based management and fisheries management; determining industry and consumer seafood priorities; and increasing knowledge of biology and ecology of valuable species.

 

 

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Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council

In 1971, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed legislation that created the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC). The CRMC is a management agency with regulatory functions. Its primary responsibility is for the preservation, protection, development and where possible the restoration of the San Francisco Estuary Partnership. The San Francisco Estuary Partnership is a coalition of resource agencies, non-profits, citizens, and scientists working to protect, restore, and enhance water quality and fish and wildlife habitat in and around the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary.

 

 

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Resources for the Future (RFF)

RFF's domestic adaptation program is focused on policy research, with the goal of developing effective federal, state, and local policy options aimed at adapting to the likely impacts of climate change.

 

 

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Puerto Rico Sea Grant

The University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program (UPR Sea Grant) is an educational program dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of the ocean and coastal resources of Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean area. Their mission is twofold: 1) To conduct scientific research of excellence in the thematic areas of: water quality, fisheries and mariculture, coastal community economic development, and coastal hazards and safety; and 2) To apply scientific knowledge to a variety of marine and coastal problems and issues that the Puerto Rico community of users face everyday.

 

 

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Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. They inform public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research. PPIC has published a series of reports to address climate change in the state and for specific sectors, such as coastal, ecosystems, and public health, which have broader geographic applicability. .