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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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Louisiana Governor's Office of Coastal Activities

The Louisiana Governor's Office of Coastal Activities provides leadership and support to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). This office also directs and coordinates the development and implementation of policies, plans, and programs which encourage multiple uses of the coastal zone and achieve a proper balance between development and conservation, restoration, creation, and nourishment of coastal resources. .




Earth Economics

Earth Economics is a non-profit organization that integrates science-based economics into investments and policy decisions through natural capital analysis. They offer support to organizations and communities to “mitigate risk, add value and build resilience by taking nature into account,” by monetizing and comparing benefits for natural capital, human health, jobs and income, and community cohesion. Analysis is offered on sustainable use practices that support climate adaptation and mitigation such as reducing wildfire risk, supporting carbon capture, and enhancing biodiversity.




National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that preserves and restores the nation’s native wildlife species and habitats. Created by Congress in 1984, NFWF directs public conservation funding to the most pressing environmental needs and matches those investments with private funds.




Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI)

The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI), based at Oregon State University (OSU), is a network of over 150 researchers at OSU, the University of Oregon, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, and affiliated federal and state labs.




Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC) - RISA

The Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), formerly the Pacific Northwest Climate Decision Support Consortium (CDSC), provides information and tools to support decision making about landscape and watershed management in the region in a changing climate. It is a member of NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program, which supports climate research for decision-makers and policy planners at a regional level, representing Washington, Oregon and Idaho.




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.




California Sea Grant

California Sea Grant sponsors marine research, extension services, and education activities to support the management, conservation, and enhancement of coastal resources. The California Sea Grant Extension Program is responding more frequently to questions about how climate change might impact the California coastal environment. Studies on topics such as ocean acidification, changes in sea levels, shifts in upwelling, thermal regime changes and phenology are now among the program's funded activities.




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.




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.




Florida Sea Grant

Florida Sea Grant research invests in sustaining coastal economies and environments. With stakeholder-driven strategic planning and implementation processes, research focuses on issues of practical importance to Floridians. A state-wide network of extension specialists link objective science outputs with 'in the water' solutions. Florida Sea Grant strategically focuses on aquaculture, biotechnology, coastal hazards, coastal management & policy, ecosystem health, fisheries, and seafood safety with two broad program areas of graduate education and marine education.