The Great Lakes Coastal Assembly is pleased to share their new website where you can find information about their work and the upcoming Great Lakes Coastal Symposium from September 19 - 21 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
The Coastal Assembly is a multi-national, voluntary partnership of over 20 federal, state, and interstate agencies, tribal governments, NGOs, and universities that share information and collaborate to align actions around Great Lakes coastal priorities. The Coastal Assembly is supported by the GLRI.
Together, the Coastal Assembly has taken steps towards large-scale conservation in the Great Lakes. They convened experts from over 30 organizations to develop a framework to advance Great Lakes coastal wetland conservation in the U.S. and Canada. The framework is intended to help partners identify priorities for on-the-ground projects and track progress.
The Coastal Assembly also worked with scientists to develop the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Decision Support Tool and the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Restoration Assessment models. These tools help users identify and prioritize areas for conservation and restoration.
While their focus has primarily centered on coastal wetlands, the Coastal Assembly strives to take a systems approach that benefits the broader Great Lakes coastal landscape. In September, they are hosting their second biennial Great Lakes Coastal Symposium with a theme of identifying priorities for coastal system conservation and restoration in less-altered coastal ecosystems. The symposium will take place September 19-21 at the Kewadin Convention Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.