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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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University of Oregon Institute for a Sustainable Environment

The Institute for a Sustainable Environment, based at the University of Oregon, is an interdisciplinary research center focused on ecological, economic, and social sustainability. The Institute produces information to help resolve complex problems and enable people to sustain the economies and environmental systems that support their communities.




Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC)

The Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC) identifies and addresses climate change impacts on ecosystems using science to inform adaptive management for long-term ecological and economic benefits.  The Consortium consists of Federal, state and non-governmental research, management and planning agencies in the San Francisco region.




National Estuarine Research Reserve System

The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a federal-state partnership. The federal government provides funding and administers the system, but the sites are managed on a day to day basis by state agencies, universities and other local partners. The Reserve System has identified climate change and its impacts as strategic priorities, and is developing an initiative with key actions to address climate change adaptation, mitigation, and to promote resilience of estuary ecosystems.




Washington State Department of Ecology

The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment, and promote the wise management of the state's air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. In order to fulfill the mission and move Washington forward in a global economy, the Department has three goals of preventing pollution, cleaning up pollution, and supporting sustainable communities and natural resources.




Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions

The Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions (CICSS) is hosted by the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. This interdisciplinary research and Extension Specialist team aims to build climate resilient agricultural, environmental, and social systems, through research, stakeholder engagement, education and outreach. CICSS priorities specifically are to:




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.  BCDC was the first coastal protection agency created in the country in 1965 by the California state legislature and has permitting jurisdiction in the Bay, 100 feet inland of the shoreline band, and other specified waterways throughout the nine Bay Area counties, with commissioners represented by each of the nine counties.




National Park Service (NPS)

The National Park Service (NPS) is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior and is led by a Director nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Since 1916 the National Park Service has managed our national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, they safeguard nearly 400 parks which have more than 275 million visitors every year.




Eastern Shore Land Conservancy

The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) in Maryland has been an active partner in helping rural communities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland adapt to rising sea levels and more intense heavy rainfall events. Maryland’s Eastern Shore along the Chesapeake Bay is one of the most vulnerable regions in the country to future sea-level rise. ESLC is supporting sea-level rise adaptation through strategic land acquisitions to conserve wetlands and natural flood buffers that protect development and agriculture.




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, tasked with continual planning and management of the coastal region and resources and with coordinating these tasks with local, state, and federal governments. Its primary responsibilities revolve around the preservation, protection, development, and restoration of Rhode Island's coastal areas through its comprehensive and integrated Special Area Management Plans (SAMPs).




National Audubon Society

Audubon's Mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Nearly 500 local Chapters nationwide engage members in grassroots conservation action; while their environmental policy, education and science experts guide lawmakers, agencies, and grassroots in shaping conservation plans, actions and the policies to support them. More than 2,500 Audubon-designated Important Bird Areas (IBAs) identify, prioritize and protect vital bird habitat from coast to coast.