Climate Adaptation Strategies in the Puget Sound


Grant Type: 

  • Leadership Program


Award Date: 

May 2008




Puget Sound, WA

To hire Lara Hansen as a consultant to work jointly with American Rivers and the Sierra Club on implementing climate change adaptation measures in the Puget Sound region. Lara will be the resource person on climate adaptation strategies, pulling together the concurrent efforts and complementary expertise of these two national organizations towards on-the-ground adaptation measures and policy/management change. American Rivers and the Sierra Club each have active campaigns focusing on climate change, and protection and restoration of species and habitats, in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Lara Hansen will provide critical expertise to each organization on climate change adaptation measures, forming a ‘hub’ of information on the latest adaptation science. This work will help to refine specific ongoing campaigns of each organization allowing them to increase their overall effectiveness in protecting rivers and lands in the Puget Sound.

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