Going Deep on the Klamath River Crisis, the New Washington Climate Policy, and the State of Fisheries Community Culture

May 25, 2021

Diving a little deeper

On this jam-packed show, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham are joined by Brad Warren, host of ASPN's Changing Waters podcast and executive director of the National Fisheries Conservation Center, to discuss three fascinating topics on the American Shoreline. First, they talk about the water crisis on the Klamath River, going into the history of how the river was managed over the past 100 years, and how tribes, fishermen, and farmers are all "in the same boat" as climate change impacts the river's flow. Then, they head north to Washington to discuss the new cap-and-trade climate legislation just signed into law. Might this be a prototype to be adopted nationally? And finally, they discuss the state of fishery community culture at this moment on the American shoreline, and consider how communities that rely on fisheries will adapt to changing seas. Its a great show, only on ASPN!

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.