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  • Meet Alisha Renfro, scientist, National Wildlife Federation | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Master Plan Coastal Master Plan series Army Corps of Engineers Birds BP Oil Disaster 5 Years Later Two Years Later Climate Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority CPRA coastal restoration Community Resiliency Congress Senator David Vitter Senator Mary Landrieu Economics Job Creation Wildlife tourism Economy Federal Policy Clean Water Act Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA RESTORE Act Water Resources Development Act WRDA Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Hunting and Fishing Hurricanes Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Rita K10 Job openings Latest News Louisiana Coastal Area LCA Whites Ditch Mardi Gras Pass Media Resources Meetings Events Mississippi River Gulf Outlet NOAA People Faces of the Delta Profiles in Resilience Staff Profiles Tributes Voices of the Delta Reports Restoration Projects 19 Priority Projects Diversions Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Restore the Coast Science Science and Engineering Special Team SEST Seafood State Legislature The Netherlands Uncategorized Videos Wax Lake Delta Wildlife Meet Alisha Renfro August 8 2012 Posted by Delta Dispatches in Staff Profiles Alisha Renfro Staff Scientist National Wildlife Federation Alisha Renfro is the staff scientist for the National Wildlife Federation s NWF Mississippi River Delta Restoration program Based in New Orleans she provides accurate scientific information to help advocate for the best coastal restoration projects for Louisiana She also helps translate scientific information for the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign s public outreach and communication efforts Prior to joining NWF Alisha had been actively involved in research examining beach erosion in South Carolina sediment transport in tidal riverine marshes and swamps in North Carolina and sediment transport and deposition in coastal marshes in New York For her doctoral work she used naturally occurring radioactive forms of elements to trace sediment transport and deposition in the bay and the deteriorating wetlands of the Jamaica Bay Gateway National Recreation

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  • Meet Shannon Cunniff, deputy director for EDF | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Fishing Hurricanes Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Rita K10 Job openings Latest News Louisiana Coastal Area LCA Whites Ditch Mardi Gras Pass Media Resources Meetings Events Mississippi River Gulf Outlet NOAA People Faces of the Delta Profiles in Resilience Staff Profiles Tributes Voices of the Delta Reports Restoration Projects 19 Priority Projects Diversions Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Restore the Coast Science Science and Engineering Special Team SEST Seafood State Legislature The Netherlands Uncategorized Videos Wax Lake Delta Wildlife Meet Shannon Cunniff May 3 2012 Posted by Elizabeth Van Cleve in Staff Profiles Shannon is the deputy director for the Mississippi River Delta Restoration and Resilience Project at Environmental Defense Fund EDF Working closely with the senior director Shannon focuses on improving strategic and tactical effectiveness of the EDF team She works on setting team goals objectives and strategies translating those into work plans and evaluating progress to ensure timely high quality products She manages staff scientists policy analysts and consultants to solve complex problems and execute tasks Shannon is no stranger to flood risk reduction and environmental restoration Much of her 27 years experience including 11 years as a senior executive involved developing and implementing national policy managing federal water and environmental programs and solving multifaceted issues Throughout my federal career I have worked at the intersection of water resources and environmental protection I joined EDF to address these issues from another perspective and to use my skills knowledge contacts and creativity to secure a robust future for the Mississippi River Delta said Shannon This region is so important to the cultural biological and economic integrity of our nation We need to implement wiser approaches now to ensure the delta continues to provide diverse valuable services for generations well into the future Prior to EDF Shannon worked at the Department

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  • Meet Brian Moore | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Videos About Who We Are What We Do Meet Our Experts Contact Upcoming Events Support Restoration Sign up Take Action Protect The Funding Volunteer Subscribe to this blog By RSS feed or email Or subscribe to a bi weekly digest of our blog posts search this blog FOLLOW COASTAL LOUISIANA ISSUES ON TWITTER Tweets by RestoreDelta CATEGORIES 2011 Mississippi River Flood 2012 Coastal Master Plan Coastal Master Plan series Army Corps of Engineers Birds BP Oil Disaster 5 Years Later Two Years Later Climate Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority CPRA coastal restoration Community Resiliency Congress Senator David Vitter Senator Mary Landrieu Economics Job Creation Wildlife tourism Economy Federal Policy Clean Water Act Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA RESTORE Act Water Resources Development Act WRDA Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Hunting and Fishing Hurricanes Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Rita K10 Job openings Latest News Louisiana Coastal Area LCA Whites Ditch Mardi Gras Pass Media Resources Meetings Events Mississippi River Gulf Outlet NOAA People Faces of the Delta Profiles in Resilience Staff Profiles Tributes Voices of the Delta Reports Restoration Projects 19 Priority Projects Diversions Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Restore the Coast Science Science and Engineering Special Team SEST Seafood State Legislature The Netherlands Uncategorized Videos Wax Lake Delta Wildlife Meet Brian Moore March 5 2012 Posted by Delta Dispatches in Staff Profiles Brian Moore is legislative director of the National Audubon Society Audubon Based in Washington he oversees the legislative operations of Audubon focusing on ecosystem restoration agriculture budget and appropriations legislation Before joining Audubon Brian was legislative director of the Alaska Wilderness League where he helped spearhead the conservation community s efforts to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development Prior to that Brian spent two years at the

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  • Meet Doug Meffert | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Two Years Later Climate Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority CPRA coastal restoration Community Resiliency Congress Senator David Vitter Senator Mary Landrieu Economics Job Creation Wildlife tourism Economy Federal Policy Clean Water Act Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA RESTORE Act Water Resources Development Act WRDA Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Hunting and Fishing Hurricanes Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Rita K10 Job openings Latest News Louisiana Coastal Area LCA Whites Ditch Mardi Gras Pass Media Resources Meetings Events Mississippi River Gulf Outlet NOAA People Faces of the Delta Profiles in Resilience Staff Profiles Tributes Voices of the Delta Reports Restoration Projects 19 Priority Projects Diversions Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Restore the Coast Science Science and Engineering Special Team SEST Seafood State Legislature The Netherlands Uncategorized Videos Wax Lake Delta Wildlife Meet Doug Meffert February 28 2012 Posted by Delta Dispatches in Staff Profiles The National Audubon Society welcomes Dr Doug Meffert as vice president and executive director for the state of Louisiana Doug joins a strong Audubon Louisiana team focused on the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign and the protection of many globally significant Important Bird Areas including Audubon s work in the Rainey Conservation Alliance and coastal waterbird conservation efforts He has a long history in the state most recently as director of project development and associate professor at Tulane University s Payson Center for International Development and as the executive director of RiverSphere an initiative to develop a new campus for the university oriented to water resources and renewable energy Prior to those posts Doug was deputy director of the Center for Bioenvironmental Research a joint project of Tulane and Xavier Universities In addition Doug has served as Tulane s representative on a range of coastal research and policy committees including the Framework

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  • Meet Morgan Crutcher | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Tributes Voices of the Delta Reports Restoration Projects 19 Priority Projects Diversions Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Restore the Coast Science Science and Engineering Special Team SEST Seafood State Legislature The Netherlands Uncategorized Videos Wax Lake Delta Wildlife Meet Morgan Crutcher January 19 2012 Posted by Elizabeth Van Cleve in Staff Profiles As the technical and policy assistant at the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana CRCL Morgan provides staff with accurate and reliable scientific technical and policy information for the purpose of establishing CRCL s advocacy positions Her broad range of previous work includes lobbying D C congressional staff for passage of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act for Ducks Unlimited building nutria captivity pens in a flotant marsh for the United States Geological Survey USGS in Louisiana using Geographic Information Systems GIS software to analyze changes in wetland vegetation in relation to Great Lake levels for the USGS Great Lakes Science Center in Michigan interviewing Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA trailer residents along the Mississippi Gulf Coast for a Columbia University study on the health needs of this population fenceline monitoring of an oil refinery in St Bernard Parish for the Louisiana Bucket Brigade and much much more She credits her current position at CRCL to two life altering decisions The first was in 2000 when Morgan transferred from the University of Tennessee to Loyola University in New Orleans where she still lives today The second was her decision to take Bob Thomas class on Mississippi River Delta ecology From then on Morgan was forever attuned to all things coastal Louisiana In 2006 she showed up on CRCL s doorstep with a passion for visioning the future of coastal Louisiana and a request for a summer internship They offered her the position and four years later she answered their call

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  • Meet Elizabeth Skree | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    COASTAL LOUISIANA ISSUES ON TWITTER Tweets by RestoreDelta CATEGORIES 2011 Mississippi River Flood 2012 Coastal Master Plan Coastal Master Plan series Army Corps of Engineers Birds BP Oil Disaster 5 Years Later Two Years Later Climate Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority CPRA coastal restoration Community Resiliency Congress Senator David Vitter Senator Mary Landrieu Economics Job Creation Wildlife tourism Economy Federal Policy Clean Water Act Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA RESTORE Act Water Resources Development Act WRDA Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Hunting and Fishing Hurricanes Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Rita K10 Job openings Latest News Louisiana Coastal Area LCA Whites Ditch Mardi Gras Pass Media Resources Meetings Events Mississippi River Gulf Outlet NOAA People Faces of the Delta Profiles in Resilience Staff Profiles Tributes Voices of the Delta Reports Restoration Projects 19 Priority Projects Diversions Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Restore the Coast Science Science and Engineering Special Team SEST Seafood State Legislature The Netherlands Uncategorized Videos Wax Lake Delta Wildlife Meet Elizabeth Skree December 27 2011 Posted by Delta Dispatches in Staff Profiles Liz Skree is the communications manager for the Mississippi River Delta Restoration project at Environmental Defense Fund EDF Working as part of the broader Restore the Mississippi River Delta Campaign Liz manages Delta Dispatches the campaign s blog and e newsletter publication about national and local efforts to restore the Mississippi River Delta Liz also manages EDF s Restoration and Resilience blog social media strategy and web presence She is based in Washington DC Prior to coming to EDF Liz worked as a forest policy intern at American Forests a national nonprofit conservation organization working to protect and restore forests around the world She also interned with the International Programs section of the U S Forest Service working on policy

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  • Meet Jim Wyerman | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Climate Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority CPRA coastal restoration Community Resiliency Congress Senator David Vitter Senator Mary Landrieu Economics Job Creation Wildlife tourism Economy Federal Policy Clean Water Act Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA RESTORE Act Water Resources Development Act WRDA Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Hunting and Fishing Hurricanes Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Rita K10 Job openings Latest News Louisiana Coastal Area LCA Whites Ditch Mardi Gras Pass Media Resources Meetings Events Mississippi River Gulf Outlet NOAA People Faces of the Delta Profiles in Resilience Staff Profiles Tributes Voices of the Delta Reports Restoration Projects 19 Priority Projects Diversions Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Restore the Coast Science Science and Engineering Special Team SEST Seafood State Legislature The Netherlands Uncategorized Videos Wax Lake Delta Wildlife Meet Jim Wyerman November 7 2011 Posted by Elizabeth Van Cleve in People Staff Profiles Jim Wyerman joined the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign in April as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications for Environmental Defense Fund His role is to provide strategic direction in developing communications plans engaging high influence individuals to support the RESTORE Act and building long term support for coastal restoration from key business sectors He is currently leading a project to inform and engage the navigation sector in long term solutions Jim brings 25 years experience in senior leadership at national conservation organizations where he has led campaigns and managed multi disciplinary teams Most recently he was Chief Program Officer at Carbonfund org and VP of Communications for the American Forest Foundation Previously he directed development and communications for the Land Trust Alliance and was VP of Programs at Defenders of Wildlife He also served as Executive Director of Maryland PIRG and the grassroots group 2020 Vision What attracted me to Environmental Defense

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  • Meet Amanda Moore | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    BP Oil Disaster 5 Years Later Two Years Later Climate Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority CPRA coastal restoration Community Resiliency Congress Senator David Vitter Senator Mary Landrieu Economics Job Creation Wildlife tourism Economy Federal Policy Clean Water Act Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA RESTORE Act Water Resources Development Act WRDA Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Hunting and Fishing Hurricanes Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Rita K10 Job openings Latest News Louisiana Coastal Area LCA Whites Ditch Mardi Gras Pass Media Resources Meetings Events Mississippi River Gulf Outlet NOAA People Faces of the Delta Profiles in Resilience Staff Profiles Tributes Voices of the Delta Reports Restoration Projects 19 Priority Projects Diversions Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Restore the Coast Science Science and Engineering Special Team SEST Seafood State Legislature The Netherlands Uncategorized Videos Wax Lake Delta Wildlife Meet Amanda Moore September 8 2011 Posted by Elizabeth Van Cleve in People Staff Profiles Amanda is the Senior Coastal Louisiana Organizer for the National Wildlife Federation NWF Amanda works with community leaders coastal scientists and government officials to raise awareness about coastal land loss and build support to move forward large scale comprehensive restoration projects Amanda brings eight years of experience to her advocacy work in the Greater New Orleans area and also serves as the coordinator for the MRGO Must Go Coalition Before joining NWF Amanda was a planner for an environmental consulting firm where she focused on waste management and recycling Prior to her consulting role she worked for the Sierra Club in Florida on a number of campaigns including coastal protection She holds a BA from the University of Mary Washington and an MPA from the University of South Florida As a Coast Guard kid I had the privilege of growing up in some of

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