CZMA at 50 Episode 5: CZMA looking forward, what’s needed for the next 50 years of Coastal Zone Management? | Capitol Beach

May 2, 2022

A look to the future in our final episode of the series.

5/5. As we look back on 50 years of the Coastal Zone Management Act, we can’t help but note the challenges facing our coastlines today seem more dire than they’ve ever been. Does the CZMA have the foresight and flexibility to guide coastal managers for the next 50 years? Or will fundamental changes be needed? Keelin Kuipers, the Deputy Director of NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and Rachel Keylon with Coastal States Organization share how coastal management might need to shift and what may be in store for the CZMA.

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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.