The Steering Committee for the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA) would like to request your input on the attached project work plan. The work plan identifies the project’s goals, objectives, tasks, timeline, and team members. It has been reviewed by our newly formed project teams, which will provide critical expertise and guidance to the GCVA, and now we would like to hear from our stakeholders and partners. Please provide your comments to by January 7, 2013. 


Gulf Coast Vulnerabilit Assessment Work Plan


The GCVA will enhance conservation and restoration planning and implementation by providing a better understanding of the effects of climate change, sea level rise, and land use change on Gulf of Mexico coastal ecosystems and their species. The GCVA will be led by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, NOAA, Gulf of Mexico Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, and USGS Climate Science Centers. Stakeholder input will be an important component of the GCVA to ensure that its results are tailored to meet the needs of coastal resource managers, state and regional conservation planners, and the conservation partnerships of the Gulf Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.


Thank you in advance for your input and please feel free to contact me with any questions.


     on behalf of the GCVA Steering Committee:

Jorge Brenner, The Nature Conservancy
David Brown, NOAA
Kristin DeMarco, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
David Kidwell, NOAA
Kiersten Madden, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Kris Metzger, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Bruce Moring, Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative
James Pahl, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
George Ramseur, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
Steve Sesnie, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Adam Terando, U.S. Geological Survey, Southeast Climate Science Center
John Tirpak, Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Steve Traxler, Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative