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Climate Resiliency Workgroup

Scope and Purpose

Changing climatic and sea level conditions may alter the Bay ecosystem and human activities, requiring adjustment to policies, programs and projects to successfully achieve our restoration and protection goals for the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. This challenge requires careful monitoring and assessment of these impacts and application of this knowledge to policies, programs and projects.The Climate Resiliency Workgroup coordinates climate-related efforts to address climate resilliency for the Chesapeake Bay Program as deemed a priority of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Juristictions noted in the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

Core Workgroup Values

  • Increase the resliency of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, including its living resources, habitats, public infrastructure and communities, to withstand adverse impacts from changing environmental and climate conditions. 
  • Continually monitor and assess the trends and likely impacts of changing climatic and sea level conditions on the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, including the effectiveness of restoration and protection policies, programs, and projects.
  • Continually pursue, design, and construct restoration and protection projects to enhance the resliency of Bay and aquatic ecosystems from the impacts of coastal erosion, coastal flooding, more intense and more frequent storms, and sea level rise.

In June, 2015 the Climate Resiliency Management Strategy was released. This strategy currently serves as the guide for climate related planning, reserach and programmatic efforts for the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership. 

To learn more about planned activities, please review the Final Climate Resiliency Biennial Work Plan.  

 

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Chesapeake Resiliency News is a quarterly news and information service for Chesapeake Bay Program partners, including scientists, researchers, planners, policy-makers and practitioners interested in learning more about climate-related efforts underway in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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  • Mark Bennett (Co-Chair), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Erik Meyers (Co-Chair), The Conservation Fund
  • Zoe Johnson (Coordinator), NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
  • Kyle Hinson (Staff), Chesapeake Research Consortium
  • Melissa Merritt (Staff), Chesapeake Research Consortium

  • Jenny Allen, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Sharon Baxter, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Christopher Becraft, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Donna Bilkovic , Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • Shane Brendan, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
  • Amanda Campbell, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Nicole Carlozo, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Vicky Carrasco, Maryland Sea Grant
  • Heather Cisar, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Baltimore District
  • Sally Claggett, U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
  • Michelle Covi, Old Dominion University (ODU)
  • Curtis Dell, USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • Jennifer DeMooy, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
  • Sarah Diebel, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Darlene Finch, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Claudia Friedetzky, Choose Clean Water Coalition
  • Marjy Friedrichs, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • Mary Gattis, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Jennifer Greiner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Michelle Hamor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • Susan Herrod Julius, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Carl Hershner, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • David Hollinger, U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
  • Tom Ihde, ERT, Inc., NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
  • Katherine Johnson, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
  • Bart Merrick, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
  • Molly Mitchell, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • Lori Mohr, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Fredrika Moser, Maryland Sea Grant
  • Ray Najjar, Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
  • Angela Navarro, Virginia Office of Natural Resources
  • Marian Norris, National Park Service (NPS)
  • Regina Poeske, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Kari Pohl, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Karla Roberts, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • Peyton Robertson, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
  • John Schneider, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
  • Karl Schrass, National Wildlife Federation
  • Tanya Spano, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Bhaskar Subramanian, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Ann Swanson, Chesapeake Bay Commission
  • Bruce Vogt, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Jennifer Volk, University of Delaware
  • Lisa Wainger, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Sarah Wilkins, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Mike Wilson, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • Andrew Wynne, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3

Upcoming Events

    Climate Resiliency Workgroup Conference Call May 2017

    Location

    Suite 305A Conference Room

    Date / Time:

    May 15, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Details:

    This is a meeting of the Climate Resiliency Workgroup. Agenda soon to follow.

    Dial: 866-299-3188 code: 410-267-5731
    Adobe: https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/ccw


Climate Resiliency Workgroup In Person Meeting June 2017

Location

Joe Macknis Memorial Conference Room

Date / Time:

June 19, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Details:

This is a meeting of the Climate Resiliency Workgroup. Agenda soon to follow.

Dial: 866-299-3188 code: 410-267-5731
Adobe: https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/ccw


Past Meetings & Events

  • October 18, 2016 - Climate Change Webinar
  • Other Links


    Climate Resiliency Workgroup Final Workplan- Monitoring and Assessment, Adaptation 2016

    Climate Resiliency Workgroup Resources



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