2016 Fellowship Projects

Location Host Agency Project Proposal Project Goal
Madison, Wisconsin Association of State Floodplain Managers Helping States and Communities Achieve Management of Changing Coastal Hazards, Risks, and Ecosystems (PDF) Help manage coastal hazards and risk, and natural and beneficial functions, by reviewing and evaluating existing policies, increasing collaboration in coastal areas, and investigating the development of a national holistic coasts framework.
Wells, Maine National Estuarine Research Reserve Association What’s at Stake? Understanding and Communicating the Impact of Coastal Wetland Loss (PDF) Determine what kind of ecosystem-service valuation information decision-makers at different scales need and could use for coastal wetland protection and restoration. Examine how Digital Coast tools can be used to analyze and communicate those ecosystem service values.
Seattle, Washington The Nature Conservancy Addressing Hazard Risk and Identifying Nature-based Adaptation Solutions through Salty and Freshwater Coastal Resilience in North Carolina, Michigan, and Across the U.S. (PDF) Help promote a nature-based adaptation approach to coastal hazards through participation in The Nature Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience program, and advance this approach across the U.S. by supporting and leveraging two local-scale efforts: the Community Rating System application process in North Carolina, and hazard mitigation planning in Michigan.