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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Project Description

Coastal ecosystems play a critical ecological and societal role in coastal communities; yet natural and anthropogenic pressures have led to degradation of habitat quality and a reduction in the extent of wetlands, reefs and coastal forests worldwide. Currently billions of dollars are being put towards reducing the risks of disasters and climate change though coastal habitat restoration. New policies emphasize planning processes that work across sectors and jurisdictions to fund project that provide the greatest returns for people and nature. As a result, governmental and non-governmental agencies, as well as industry, are facing hard decisions about where to invest in coastal restoration and how to set targets to meet the needs of both nature and people. In response to the needs of agencies, the SNAPP Working Group will scope what drives current restoration decisions and examine what scientific information agencies need to better inform future decisions. The group will assess the degree to which funding efforts are associated with societal and ecological needs in terms of restoration efforts, and they will develop achievable metrics and approaches for guiding future restoration efforts.
Working Group Participants

Principal Investigator(s)

Jonathan Grabowski, Katie Arkema, Bryan DeAngelis

Project Dates

Start: October 15, 2015

End: September 20, 2018

active

Participants

Katie Arkema
Stanford University
Holly A. Bamford
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Richard Bennett
US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Jeff Benoit
Restore America's Estuaries
Seth Blitch
The Nature Conservancy
Kelly A. Burks-Copes
US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Anthony Chatwin
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Teresa Christopher
United States Department of Commmerce
Allison Colden
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Alyssa Dausman
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
Margaret Davidson
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Bryan DeAngelis
The Nature Conservancy
Justin Ehrenwerth
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
Rachel Gittman
Northeastern University Marine Science Institute
Jonathan Grabowski
Northeastern University
Jessica Renee Henkel
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
Rachel Houge
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Ron Howard
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
A. (Anne) Randall Hughes
Northeastern University
Jane Carter Ingram
Ernst and Young
Peter Kareiva
University of California, Los Angeles
Brian Piazza
The Nature Conservancy
Mary Ruckelshaus
University of Washington
Ben Scaggs
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Steven Scyphers
Northeastern University
Tisa Shostik
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Buck Sutter
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
Ariana Sutton-Grier
NOAA, National Ocean Service (NOS)

Products

  1. Journal Article / 2019

    Voluntary Restoration: Mitigation's Silent Partner in the Quest to Reverse Coastal Wetland Loss in the USA

  2. Journal Article / 2020

    Social Factors Key to Landscape-Scale Coastal Restoration: Lessons Learned from Three U.S. Case Studies

  3. Journal Article / unknown

    Keys to Landscape-Scale Coastal Restoration: Lessons Learned from Three U.S. Case Studies

  4. Journal Article / 2018

    Investing in Natural and Nature-Based Infrastructure: Building Better Along Our Coasts