Supplying San Francisco Bay Area Land Managers with Climate Data

Climate Adaptation Coordinator - TBC3

Grant Type: 

  • Leadership Program

Fellows: 

Award Date: 

May 2014

Amount: 

$30,000

Location: 

Santa Rosa, CA

Pepperwood Foundation, with a $30,000 Switzer Leadership Grant, has hired Nicole Heller as its Climate Adaptation Coordinator for the Terrestrial Biodiversity Climate Change Collaborative (TBC3).  TBC3 is an innovative science-management collaborative comprised of over 40 scientists from diverse public and private universities, government agencies, and research institutes and is facilitated by Pepperwood under the guidance of TBC3 co-chairs Lisa Micheli, Switzer Fellow and Executive Director of Pepperwood, and Professor David Ackerly of UC Berkeley.  Nicole will be in charge of supplying San Francisco Bay Area land managers with the most comprehensive set of high resolution climate data available to date.  Land managers will use the data in their ongoing management and climate adaptation planning.  Nicole’s background as a biologist, climate scientist, teacher and communicator has given her the unique combination of abilities in understanding the data and working with practitioners on how to use it.

Grant Outcome: 

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