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Management Brief: Accelerating Collective Learning and Action for Enhanced Climate Resilience

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Awareness of climate change is growing, and many groups are working to address the issue and share lessons learned in order to help communities prepare in the face of uncertainty. However, the pace of learning must also accelerate to keep up with the increasing rate at which climate change impacts the natural and built environments. To meet this need, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) and partners are exploring a range of approaches to enhance climate resilience and are finding ways to transfer methods and lessons learned. This management brief highlights the work of nine project teams, supported in part by the NERRS Science Collaborative, that have been working to enhance coastal resilience across the country. These projects illustrate a few of the ways in which the reserves and their partners are working to advance climate adaptation.

About this document

Representatives from the projects featured in this brief participated in a panel webinar on September 9, 2019 to discuss lessons learned about how best to accelerate learning and transfer related to climate resilience and adaptation across the coastal management community. This management brief, prepared by Science Collaborative Staff, is the final version of the document incorporating content from the panel webinar.

This document was prepared by NERRS Science Collaborative staff, with input from Lisa Auermuller, Syverine Bentz, Philip Orton, Stuart Siegel, Jennifer Plunket, Annie Cox, Dani Boudreau, Jace Tunnell, Erika Washburn, and project partners.

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