Subscribe to RSS - Fisheries

Location

Bowers Beach, DE
United States
39° 3' 35.5536" N, 75° 24' 5.6448" W

Project Summary/Overview

As part of their statewide Sea Level Rise Adaptation Initiative, the Delaware Coastal Programs Office of the Division of Soil and Water Conservation in the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is helping the Town of Bowers Beach to conduct a vulnerability assessment and develop a coastal resiliency action plan to prepare for and adapt to sea level rise and other projected climate change impacts.

Location

United States
39° 52' 2.2548" N, 74° 6' 44.1036" W

Project Summary/Overview

With a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Ready Estuaries Program, the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program (BBNEP) is continuing its adaptation planning efforts. Through the creation of a working group, BBNEP is conducting a needs assessment, coordinating with other climate-related efforts in the state, and working on potential adaptation plans with input from stakeholders.

Location

1718 Connecticut Ave Suite 300
20009 Washington, DC
United States
38° 54' 47.556" N, 77° 2' 45.33" W
Organization Overview: 

Since 1984, Island Press has been a trusted source of environmental information and solutions. We publish the best new ideas about how to protect the environment—and work tirelessly to spread those ideas to help people make a positive difference in the world. Each year, we publish 40 new books on such vital topics as conservation biology, marine science, land conservation, green building, sustainable agriculture, climate change, and ecological restoration. But we are much more than a book publisher.

Location

United States
25° 46' 27.3576" N, 80° 11' 37.1724" W

Project Summary/Overview

The Miami-Dade Climate Change Advisory Task Force (CCATF) was created in 2006 to review climate change impacts and advise the Board of County Commissioners on priority mitigation and adaptation actions to respond to these impacts. The CCATF is made up of 25 members and seven committees representing different sectors, which are appointed by the Mayor, Commissioners, and County Manager. The seven committees include over 150 members that review specific climate change adaptation and mitigation priorities that address the built environment, economy, and natural systems.

Location

99603 Homer, AK
United States
59° 38' 33" N, 151° 32' 53.9988" W

Project Summary/Overview

In 2007, Homer, Alaska was selected to pilot the ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability Climate Resilient Communities program. This program works with local governments to catalog greenhouse gas emissions and to develop mitigation and adaptation strategies. In December 2007 Homer released the Climate Action Plan.

Location

United States
35° 48' 52.0992" N, 75° 49' 4.8864" W

Project Summary/Overview

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is located in Dare and Hyde Counties, North Carolina, in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary. This pilot project is the result of a partnership between the North Carolina chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to evaluate the effects of different adaptation strategies on areas impacted (or likely to be impacted) by sea level rise. This is an adaptive management study to determine how to make the shoreline more resilient to rising sea levels.

Location

99603 Homer, AK
United States
59° 38' 33" N, 151° 32' 53.9988" W
Organization: 

Project Summary/Overview

In 2008, Cook Inletkeeper organized a regional salmon stream monitoring network to assess the range and extent of changes in water temperature throughout the Cook Inlet watershed. This project was initiated after researchers realized that the watershed may be exhibiting greater maximums in temperature relative to historical norms. Through this observation system, Cook Inletkeeper hopes to identify watershed characteristics that make a stream more vulnerable to temperature extremes and use this information to help promote strategic policies in the future.

Location

United States
26° 53' 7.188" N, 82° 6' 42.5376" W

Project Summary/Overview

The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) conducted a regionwide vulnerability assessment and developed an adaptation plan for the City of Punta Gorda, Florida over a two year period, and is now working to develop a set of climate change indicators and a monitoring plan.

Location

United States
27° 43' 20.7696" N, 111° 43' 51.4452" W

Project Summary/Overview

The coasts of Mexico are experiencing rapid coastal development and population growth. Development in coastal areas has contributed to the destruction of mangrove forests and coastal wetlands. This project analyzed the value of mangroves to the Gulf of California economy by determining the ecosystem services that mangroves provide to the region’s fisheries. The expected outcome is to use this information to drive climate adaptation in the region by restoring and protecting coastal mangrove areas and pushing for changes in coastal planning and development.

Location

United States
37° 2' 36.5532" N, 119° 10' 46.8768" W

Project Summary/Overview

Sea level rise, erosion, increased temperatures, and changes in precipitation are among the many climate change impacts expected to affect California’s natural and built environment. In 2009, the California Climate Adaptation Strategy was released.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Fisheries