The National Wildlife Federation has been a leader in the field of climate adaptation and its application to enhancing the resilience of coastal ecosystems and communities. Beginning in the late 1990s NWF focused attention on the impact of rapid climate change on wildlife and their habitats, and in the mid-2000s formally established a program in climate change adaptation. Over the past several years much of the organization’s climate adaptation work has focused on coastal issues with particular emphasis on the Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast, and Great Lakes. NWF’s coastal resilience efforts are focused on advancing the use of natural and nature-based approaches, as well as the restoration and protection of natural infrastructure like wetlands, dunes and barrier islands, to measurably reduc

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