The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR), established in 1999, is managed through a unique local, state and federal partnership designed to promote estuarine research and education within Mississippi's Coastal Zone and its adjacent ecosystems. The major partners of the GBNERR include the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office, Mississippi State University, The Nature Conservancy, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the University of Southern Mississippi.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. It is the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is management of these important natural resources for the American public. The Service also helps ensure a healthy environment for people through its work benefiting wildlife, and by providing opportunities for Americans to enjoy the outdoors and our shared natural heritage.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is authorized to manage the fisheries within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the State of Alaska, which includes the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, and the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. The Council has adopted a precautionary approach to commercial fishing opportunities that may arise as a result of climate change in the Arctic, including prohibiting certain activities until the best science becomes available.
This Action Plan adds to the NOAA CRCP 2009 framework with Florida-specific actions designed to accomplish three main goals; increasing resilience through active management, enhancing communications and awareness, and conducting targeted research. The specific recommendations in this Action Plan have been developed by the FRRP or culled from recommendations made by other local, state, national, and global initiatives on coral reef climate change adaptation.
With funding from the Nova Scotia provincial government as well as a local power company, Clean Nova Scotia was able to expand the programmatic work of their Climate Change Centre to include community capacity building workshops for adaptation. The Centre’s workshops aim to inform the community, faith-based groups, schools, and First Nation tribes about expected climate change impacts and engage stakeholders in a meaningful dialogue on preparing for future conditions.
In addition to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from infrastructure and equipment, the Department of the Interior is also taking adaptation measures. One such example is the creation of a department-wide strategy to address climate change. A 2009 Secretarial Order called for the creation of an Energy and Climate Change Council that would oversee the establishment of eight regional Climate Science Centers and 21 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.
The Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (CBEP) is one of 28 National Estuary Programs under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is a collaborative effort of local, state, and federal government organizations, non-profits, local businesses, citizens, and universities dedicated to protecting and restoring Casco Bay, Maine.
This report provides background to the project by describing how biodiversity conservation is currently carried out by the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife; the history, objectives, and methods of the SWAP; and how the climate in Massachusetts has been changing and is expected to change over the remainder of this century.Funded by a grant from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences began working in early 2008 with the DFW and other partners, including TNC, to begin to address the conservation questions.