Coastal Adaptation

Coastal Resource Management and Planning Priorities

This effort is a 5-year subgrant through UCLA and the SW CASC which focuses on coastal ecosystem physical and biological responses to climate and extreme climatic events. Over the 5-year period, three biennial regional and multidisciplinary stakeholder meetings, organized by UCLA, will be held, focusing on issues of climate change and its impacts on California coastal environments, with a focus on marshes and estuaries. The first meeting, described in the report linked below, was held in Los Angeles, California, on August 20, 2019 and set priorities and research aims. The second meeting will provide an interim assessment by a smaller select group of engaged stakeholders, and the final larger meeting will focus on communication of results and framing of management and planning actions required for current and future needs and priorities.