Grover Fugate, the Ocean State's Coastal Legend

Welcome aboard the new Coastal Conundrum Podcast on ASPN!

In his inaugural episode of the Coastal Conundrum Podcast, Bill welcomes another veteran coastal professional to the show, Grover Fugate, a man who lead the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) for 30 years.  Bill is joined by Peter Ravella as a one-time co-host for this interesting discussion on the policy and practice of coastal management.  The pros who do this work around the country have a huge influence on what happens on the American shoreline.  Get the inside skinny from two of the best ever on Bill's new Coastal Conundrum Podcast.  

Bill O'Beirne

Bill O'Beirne is the principal at O'Beirne & Associates LLC where he is providing guidance on coastal zone planning, management and governance as well as advice and guidance on coastal resilience. Bill has been involved in coastal planning and management for over thirty years, working at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Institute for Environmental Negotiation. He has worked with local, state, and territorial Coastal Zone Management and Estuarine Reserve Programs in almost every region in the US. That work included programmatic, governance and topical issues ranging from enhancing public access, watershed management, to planning for resilience. He has a masters of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia.