Adaptation to Sea Level Rise in Florida

Location

United States
27° 3' 9.3744" N, 82° 0' 7.0308" W
US
Summary: 

Even a 1-meter rise in sea level, which is now a conservative estimate for the year 2100, could be devastating to the human population and to nature in Florida. The Florida Institute for Conservation Science (FICS) has initiated a project to study and communicate issues related to the impacts of, and adaptation to, sea level rise in Florida. The first phase of this project included a scientific symposium, which was held January 18-20, 2010, at Archbold Biological Station.

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.

Position Title: 
Conservation Associate
Organization: 

Climate Change and Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife: Volume 2 Habitat and Species Vulnerability

This volume reports the results of the work assessing the likely vulnerabilities of fish and wildlife and their habitats to climate change. The report addresses the following questions:

  1. How do the SWAP-targeted fish and wildlife habitats rank in terms of their likely comparative vulnerabilities to climate change?
  2. How will the representation of these habitats in Massachusetts be altered by a changing climate?
  3. Which vertebrate Species in Greatest Need of Conservation are likely to be most vulnerable to climate change?
  4. What degree of confidence can be assigned to the above predictions?

Estero de Limantour Coastal Watershed Restoration Project

Location

United States
38° 2' 44.0448" N, 122° 54' 14.5908" W
US
Summary: 

The National Park Service removed two dams in the Point Reyes National Seashore’s Estero de Limantour coastal watershed in 2008. This project was undertaken to restore habitat, fish passage, and connectivity in the park’s tidal marshes. By restoring natural ecological processes, project leaders believe that the area will be more resilient to climate change.

Gulf of Mexico Research Plan

Location

United States
26° 22' 5.6784" N, 89° 23' 47.3532" W
US
Summary: 

The Gulf of Mexico is a large, interlinked area with limited financial resources. The Gulf of Mexico Research Plan (GMRP) was developed to identify research needs and priorities for the Gulf of Mexico, encourage collaboration in the region, and increase stakeholder support.

Sentinel Monitoring of Salt Marshes in the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve

Location

United States
34° 51' 15.7788" N, 76° 19' 39.054" W
US
Summary: 

The North Carolina NERR, along with four other NERRs, is acting as a sentinel site to monitor climate change impacts on salt marsh habitat. This project involves creating a long-term ecological monitoring program to determine the effects of sea level rise, warmer temperatures, and coastal storms on salt marshes.

Sentinel Monitoring of Salt Marshes in the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

Location

342 Laudholm Farm Rd
04090 Wells , ME
United States
43° 20' 27.3552" N, 70° 33' 32.0328" W
Maine US
Summary: 

The Wells Reserve, along with four other National Estuarine Research Reserves, is acting as a sentinel site to monitor climate change impacts on salt marsh habitat. This project involves creating a long-term ecological monitoring program to determine the effects of sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, warmer temperatures, and coastal storms on salt marshes.

Creating a Gulf Coast Community Handbook for Restoration and Adaptation

Location

United States
27° 15' 16.668" N, 89° 36' 16.1712" W
US
Summary: 

Through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Ready Estuaries Program, the Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) and Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program (CBBEP) are working together to create a handbook to identify strategies that incorporate resilience to climate change as a component of habitat restoration and protection.