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Mentorship Spotlight: Stay Connected amid COVID

Mentee Kristin Kelleher was impelled to enter the environmental field by watching the impact of sea-level rise on her hometown, and further developed her commitment to environmental policy while working as a legislative aide in the Massachusetts State House. After the intense storms of the winter of 2018, Kristin led the Massachusetts Businesses Acting on…

Serving at the Nexus of State and Local Climate Planning

May 27, 2020

By: ASAP Member Miles Gordon The California Adaptation Planning Guide, a state-produced resource for local governments and regional planning agencies who want to undertake climate adaptation planning in their respective jurisdictions, has been in the midst of a two-year update process since 2018 and is set to be transmitted to the general public in early…

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Mentorship Spotlight: Creativity in Research and Planning

May 27, 2020

Mentee Katy Barlow is the Restoration Manager for The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Central Appalachians Program. The program’s mission is to protect and manage the climate-resilient lands of the Central Appalachian mountains with nature-based solutions. In her position, Katy works with forest science researchers and restoration practitioners to apply science outcomes at scale through demonstration of…

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ASAP Members Collaborate to Launch Policy Campaign

May 19, 2020

By: Miles Gordon, ASAP Member Over the past two weeks, I have been working as part of a group of ASAP members to plan and execute an extensive messaging campaign to urge our federal representatives to include climate adaptation and resilience investments in upcoming federal coronavirus relief and infrastructure bills. With a new round of…

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Adapting to a Changing Gulf Region: Join the Online Course

May 19, 2020

By: Lily Swanbrow Becker These days, we are all trying our best to “stay connected.”  As we collectively wade through the murky waters of isolation, many of us are turning to our screens in search of connection touch points and meaningful ways to engage. While there is certainly no shortage of virtual opportunities to connect…

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ASAP’s Response to COVID-19: Adaptive Management

April 15, 2020

Written by Beth Gibbons, ASAP’s Executive Director In early 2019 a sign appeared on the wall of ASAP’s modest office building. It reads, “We Will Figure It Out”. When it appeared we laughed at how appropriate it felt, given how many times a day our team sat down to think through a new challenge, be…

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