Are you an Adaptation Professional? If you work on the coast, the answer is probably yes!

January 31, 2022

And, we explore the national level of adaptation!

On this episode, hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham welcome Beth Gibbons, Executive Director of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals, back to the show to talk about the state of Adaptation heading into 2022, and the National Adaptation and Resilience Strategy Act, a broad, bipartisan piece of legislation aimed at coordinating and implementing stable, long-term, coherent national strategies to ensure climate change preparedness. Don't miss this great show with the wonderful Beth Gibbons, only on ASPN!


American Society of Adaptation Professionals

ASAP Statement of Support for NCARS

Show Transcription
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Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.