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FWS Coastal Program

​Fish and Wildlife Service announced funding to provide direct technical assistance and financial assistance to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Projects should specify benefits for species and habitats considering the expected effects of climate change. FWS will favor conservation activities and projects that incorporate ecosystem adaptation and help coastal ecosystems and communities adapt to the effects of sea level rise and greenhouse gases. Applications due September 30. Learn... Read more

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

The Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service annually provides grants of up to $1 million to coastal and Great Lakes states, as well as U.S. territories to protect, restore and enhance coastal wetland ecosystems and associated uplands. Applications due June 30. Learn more and apply... Read more

California Coast: Where Obama May Establish New National Monuments

President Obama significantly expanded his conservation legacy last month when he established a new national monument in Maine’s North Woods and quadrupled the size of an existing monument around the remote Northern Hawaiian Islands. Now, he may add six pieces of land to the existing California Coastal National Monument, an area set up to protect offshore rocks and islands. The properties total roughly 6,300 acres. Read more... Read more

Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program

​The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is soliciting proposals for Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants to implement projects to improve or restore coastal habitat to: 1) strengthen the resilience of U.S. marine and coastal ecosystems and decrease the vulnerability of communities to extreme weather and 2) support sustainable fisheries and contribute to the recovery of protected resources. Applications due August 16. Learn more... Read more

Green Infrastructure Techniques for Coastal Highway Resilience

​ The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces a research funding opportunity to conduct assessments of green infrastructure solutions to improve the resilience of coastal highways and bridges to climate change impacts. Coastal green infrastructure includes dunes, wetlands, living shorelines, oyster reefs, beaches, and artificial reefs. These features may offer protection from waves, erosion, sea level rise, and storm surge. Proposals due June 1. Learn more... Read more

Coastal Land Trust Acquires Two Tracts

​The North Carolina Coastal Land Trust announced that it recently acquired for conservation two tracts of land in separate areas of the state. The acquisitions include 24 acres of maritime forest and marshes on the east side of Ocracoke Village and more than 1,000 acres in Pender County, which connects the 24,000-acre Angola Bay State Game Lands with 2,800+ acres of privately held conservation lands on the Northeast Cape Fear River. Read more... Read more

Webinar: Using “Living” Flood Maps to Prepare Coastal Communities, Nov. 9

This webinar will focus on how to effectively communicate coastal climate risks to homeowners, businesses and governments in order to make them better prepared and more resilient to floods. The panel will address tidal and storm flood issues, as well as sea-level rise and the use of innovative data tools to predict and prepare for extreme weather events in coastal communities. November 9 from 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. EST.​​ Learn more and register... Read more

DNREC Funds Help Coastal Towns Study Risks from Sea Level Rise

The ​Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has awarded about $75,000 to seven Delaware towns facing sea level rise and flooding due to climate change. The money will help the cities and towns of New Castle, Laurel, Seaford, Milton, Lewes, South Bethany and Little Creek study ways in which they’re vulnerable to climate change and rising waters – and ways they can adapt to them. Read more... Read more
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