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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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Convention on Biological Diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was formulated in December 1993. At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed on a comprehensive strategy for "sustainable development". One of the key agreements adopted at Rio was the CBD. This pact among the vast majority of the world's governments sets out commitments for maintaining the world's ecological systems as while pursuing economic development. The Convention establishes three main goals: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the use of genetic resources.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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American Rivers

With offices and staff across six U.S. regions, this organization supports states conducting adaptation planning to help address impacts exacerbated by climate change such as flooding, drought, water quality and water supply. Webinars highlighting best practices by states are available on their website, in addition to other publications, legislative analysis and work efforts by region and by river throughout the nation.

 

 

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Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress is a local community development funding intermediary that has invested in community revitalization work in Greater Cleveland, Ohio, since 1988. Its mission is to foster inclusive communities of choice and opportunity throughout Cleveland, and its primary goals include pursuing racial equity, place-making, economic opportunity, support for high-capacity community development corporations, and climate resiliency.

 

 

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Sierra Nevada Alliance

Since 1993 the Sierra Nevada Alliance has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife, and communities. Their mission is to protect and restore the natural resources of the Sierra Nevada for future generations while promoting sustainable communities. The organization is an alliance of over one hundred conservation groups that are based or work in the Sierra Nevada region, spanning the entire 400 mile mountain range. The Sierra Nevada Alliance is working with conservation representatives, resource managers and community leaders to ensure they have cutting-edge tools to adapt resource plans and projects and address change in ways that protect and restore Sierra waters, lands, wildlife and rural communities.

 

 

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U.S. Forest Service (USFS)

The Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U. S. Department of Agriculture that manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. The Forest Service provides leadership in the protection, management, and use of the Nation's forest, rangeland, and aquatic ecosystems. Their ecosystem approach to management integrates ecological, economic, and social factors to maintain and enhance the quality of the environment to meet current and future needs. Through implementation of land and resource management plans, the agency is said to sustain ecosystems by restoring and maintaining species diversity and ecological productivity.

 

 

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Point Blue Conservation Science (PRBO)

Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly Point Reyes Bird Observatory or PRBO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1965 as Point Reyes Bird Observatory. Point Blue is dedicated to conserving birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through innovative scientific research and outreach. They research bird ecology, creates management tools, lead field science training programs, and develop and deliver bird science education programs to advance biodiversity conservation.

 

 

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National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is America's largest conservation organization, working with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature. NWF works to improve federal and state policies that will support wildlife conservation on hundreds of millions of acres of public, tribal and private lands, including thousands of miles of streams, rivers, lakes and coastlines across America.

 

 

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a Global Change Research Program, an assessment-oriented program with primary emphasis on understanding the potential consequences of climate variability and change on human health, ecosystems, and socioeconomic systems in the U. S.   EPA’s research on global change has two major areas of emphasis: air quality and water quality/aquatic ecosystems. Research is also conducted to support understanding of the human health impacts from global change.

 

 

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South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium

The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium is a state agency that, through a program of research, education, extension, and training, enhances economic opportunities and conservation of coastal and marine resources for South Carolina citizens. South Carolina Sea Grant has five priority ares of study and investment: 1) The Coastal and Ocean Landscape, 2) Sustainable Coastal Development and Economy, 3) Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, 4) Hazard Resilience in Coastal Communities, and 5) Scientific Literacy and Workforce Development.