Exciting Plans for 2019 & Hot Stories on CNT

So much to look forward to in 2019!

On this episode of the American Shoreline Podcast, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham look ahead to 2019 and chat about the new shows coming to the American Shoreline Podcast Network and exciting plans for CNT/ASPN's first full year. Then, they run through some of the hot news stories currently on CNT, and discuss trends in the news to pay attention to. Subject discussed: Dr. Lesley Ewing's new Shorewords! podcast covering coastal literature and writing; Robert Frump joining ASPN to cover shipping and waterways; deep diving into the National Climate Assessment; Jack E. Davis coming up on the Next Swell podcast with Rob Nixon; opportunities to partner with CNT & ASPN; hot topics in coastal federal policy news; sea level rise and climate change stories; fisheries in the news; trends in coastal access stories; and, more.

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.