Kristen A. Goodrich, Douglas A. George, Marc Beyeler, Phyllis Grifman, and Nick Sadrpour, 2020. “Toward improved coastal sediment management through coordination in California”, Shore & Beach, 88(3), 31-38.
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Toward improved coastal sediment management through coordination in California
Kristen A. Goodrich(1), Douglas A. George(2), Marc Beyeler(3), Phyllis Grifman(4) and Nick Sadrpour(5)
1) Coastal Training Program Coordinator, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, 301 Caspian Way,
Imperial Beach, CA 91932; 619-575-3613; firstname.lastname@example.org (corresponding author)
2) Vice President, Northern California, California Shore and Beach Preservation Association, 882 Patriot Drive, Suite A,
Moorpark, CA, 93021; 650-776-1449; email@example.com
3) Executive Director, BEACON, 501 Poli Street, Rm 120, Ventura, CA 93001; 510-316-6095; Beyeler@beacon.ca.gov
4) Associate Director, University of Southern California Sea Grant Program,3454 Trousdale Parkway, CAS 200,
Los Angeles, CA 90089; 213-740-1963; firstname.lastname@example.org
5) Program Coordinator, California Sea Grant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California-San Diego,
9500 Gilman Drive #0232, La Jolla, CA 92093-0232; 858-246-5269; email@example.com
Sediment is an essential component of contemporary coastal and marine management in California. For decades, multiple coastal sediment management organizations have facilitated and coordinated regional sediment management (RSM) as an approach, and more recently, are increasingly focused on the state’s sea level rise adaptation efforts. From the perspective of representatives and members of some of these organizations, this paper describes challenges of RSM in the areas of organizational capacity and coordination. It also characterizes ways in which organizations are taking leadership and action in overcoming these constraints to fulfill their commitment to improved coastal sediment management.