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Webinar: Resilient Coastal Sites

Explore the results from a project led by scientists at The Nature Conservancy to estimate and map the resilience of coastal sites in the North Atlantic LCC region.
When Jul 19, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
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Title: Resilient Coastal Sites: Estimating and Mapping the Resilience of Coastal Sites in the North Atlantic LCC region. 

Date and time: Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Presenters: Director of Conservation Science Mark Anderson and Landscape Ecologist Analie Barnett of The Nature Conservancy, Eastern North America Division 

Project summary: Coastal areas provide critical habitat for wildlife and are home to more than 40 percent of the U.S. population. Yet coastal sites vary widely in their ability to accommodate rising seas, based on inherent natural features and the degree of human influence on key ecological processes. Scientists from The Nature Conservancy evaluated more than 10,000 coastal sites in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic for their capacity to sustain biodiversity and natural services under increasing inundation from sea level rise.  Each site received a resilience “score” based on the likelihood that its coastal habitats can and will migrate to adjacent lowlands. The work was guided by a steering committee of 35 federal, state and NGO scientists.

Presentation outline: In this webinar, we will describe the concepts and methods used to estimate coastal resilience, explore the results, and demonstrate how the data and web tool can be used to:

  • Identify areas for restoration
  • Prioritize land acquisition
  • Understand the vulnerabilities of critical areas
  • Develop effective strategies to sustain the natural benefits of coastal habitats


How to view the presentation: The presentation will be broadcast in the large auditorium of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Regional Office in Hadley, Mass., and online.

To view the presentation online, follow this link to join Web Ex

Teleconference number: 1-866-762-5634

Attendee access code: 698 752 9

Questions: Contact North Atlantic LCC Communications Coordinator Bridget Macdonald at


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