Coastal Habitat Conservation in a Changing Climate: Strategies and Tools for Southern California Workshop
Nov. 16-17, 2011
Costa Mesa, CA


Coastal habitats in the United States and the valuable ecosystem services that they provide are already impacted by multiple stresses, and climate change will further exacerbate these existing challenges. Coastal habitat managers and other decision makers at the federal, state, and local level need additional information, tools, and capacity to support the management and conservation of coastal habitats under changing climatic conditions. While efforts are underway to address some of these needs, additional effort is needed to build capacity, experience, and collaboration to assess the vulnerability of natural habitats that coastal species depend upon and plan for cooperative actions to adapt to climate change impacts.

To that end, NOAA worked with partners to host a Southern California-focused workshop on climate change and coastal habitats. This workshop included representatives from federal, state, local, tribal, and nongovernmental organizations directly involved in the planning and implementation of coastal habitat conservation activities in the region, including habitat protection and restoration efforts.

We are currently preparing a workshop summary report. Please check back soon.

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Workshop Presentations
Session I: Climate Change in Southern California - What We Know and What it Means for Coastal Habitats

Session II: Vulnerability Assessment - Introduction

Session III: Vulnerability Assessment - Modeling and Tools

Session IV: Adaptation Planning

Session V: Data Tools Cafe

Session VI: Moving Forward - Policy and Planning Perspectives

Session VII: Moving Forward - Monitoring, Research and Tool Development

Workshop Sponsors



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Alyssa Newton Mann
National Focus Area
Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
Sustainable Community Development
Hazard Resilient Coastal Communities
Safe and Sustainable Seafood Supply