CZMA at 50 Episode 4: CZMA and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System | Capitol Beach

April 25, 2022

Celebrating the NERRS After 50 years of CZMA!

In addition to establishing the framework for coastal management in the US, the Coastal Zone Management Act authorized the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Erica Seiden with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and Rebecca Roth with the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association (NERRA) join The Capitol Beach to share the origins of the “NERRS” and explain how the partnership and collaborative approach of the CZMA is fundamental to how the NERRS operate.

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Derek Brockbank

Derek Brockbank is Executive Director of Coastal States Organization (CSO), which represents the nation’s Coastal States, Territories, and Commonwealths on ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes issues. With two decades of experience in Washington DC on coastal adaptation policy and organizational development, Derek is connecting state coastal management programs with federal agencies and resources in order to address the greatest coastal challenges facing society. He previously served as executive director for the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) where he led the strategic planning and outreach, government affairs, and development goals of the nation’s leading organization advocating for beach and coastal restoration. Prior to starting with ASBPA, Derek worked as campaign director for a coalition effort to restore the Mississippi River Delta and Coastal Louisiana, and was part of a gulf-wide campaign to pass the RESTORE Act, securing billions of dollars for Gulf Coast restoration. This followed up on his work with National Wildlife Federation on climate adaption. Derek grew up in New York City and got his coastal education from an early age playing on the beaches of Long Island, and kayaking and fishing in Peconic Bay.