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After years of collaborative planning, the Northeast Regional Planning Body (Northeast RPB) released the Northeast Regional Ocean Plan in December 2016. The plan was developed with input from a diverse range of stakeholder groups and the public in New England. The Northeast RPB is currently implementing...
In December 2016, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (Mid-Atlantic RPB) released the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan. This was a historic milestone in a nearly 5 year collaborative planning process that included federal agencies, state, tribes, and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council,...
​Meridian Institute worked closely with program staff at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to support their exploration of a potential strategy for reducing the production and consumption of oil in North America. Meridian conducted extensive interviews, including with experts in transportation...
In October 2002, Meridian facilitated a workshop in Boise, Idaho, involving 14 top cougar experts from the scientific community and state wildlife agencies. The workshop resulted in the drafting of a guidance document to assist decision makers and other key interests in understanding the most up-to-date...
Meridian helped to convene and facilitate a meeting in September 1999 involving a diverse group of stakeholders to explore how to better share scientific and geographically oriented information related to the recovery of the Pacific salmon and other threatened and/or endangered species. The US Department...
In 1999, Meridian Institute provided strategic planning assistance and facilitation for Long Live the Kings, an organization dedicated to the restoration of Pacific salmon. The goal of the retreat was to refocus the strategic plan of the organization, given the increased attention that issues regarding...
In 2007, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation set out to develop a five-year grant-making strategy to guide their work in the Colorado Plateau, with an overall mission of advancing land and water conservation and sustainable community development in the region. The Foundation enlisted Meridian Institute...
​Meridian Institute convened and facilitated two forums – one in Washington and one in Oregon – that brought together state legislators and subject matter experts to learn about climate policy options and their potential economic, social, and environmental impacts. The goals of the Northwest Climate...
Between 2005 and 2008, Meridian Institute facilitated a series of meetings for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, a governor-led partnership of the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The goal of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance is to significantly increase regional collaboration to...
In late 2008, Meridian Institute worked with senior environmental staff from the states of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia to consider opportunities for forming a regional ocean governance initiative for the Mid-Atlantic region. Meridian organized and facilitated conference calls...