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Oct 8, 2021

In the second of a two part series, we learn how science and adaptation planning work to help the Coskata-Coatue Haulover Wildlife Refuge on Nantucket Island adapt to climate change. The podcast is joined by The Trustees of Reservations, a coastal conservation group in Massachusetts, and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation to learn how they are managing the refuge for future climate impacts. Experts discuss: the ecology of the refuge; collaborating with local community members on adaptation planning; evolving their conservation strategies to integrate adaptation and why they are hopeful for the future of the refuge.  Don’t forget to listen to the first episode in the series!

Guests in this episode:

  • Karen Beattie: Director of Science and Stewardship at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation
  • Shea Fee: Southeast Coastal Ecologist for the Trustees of Reservations.
  • Cecil Barron Jensen: Executive Director of ReMain Nantucket and the primary sponsor of the Envision Resilience Nantucket
  • Jennifer Karberg: Research and Program Supervisor at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation
  • Cormac Collier, President of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation
  • Tom O’Shea, Director of Coast and Natural Resources, The Trustees of Reservations.

This episode was funded by The Trustees of Reservations and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation through an anonymous donor.

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