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Coastal Hazards Organizational Resilience Team

The Coastal Hazards Organizational Resilience Team (COHORT) was developed as an interagency team to address coastal hazards across disciplines. The agencies represented on COHORT are the Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington Sea Grant, Washington State Emergency Management Division and Washington State University (WSU) Extension.

WSU Extension’s Role

WSU Extension’s role on COHORT is to provide expertise in community engagement, educational programming, jobs training and community development. WSU Extension has a presence in all coastal counties of Washington State and has developed partnerships and working relationships that will help enhance COHORT goals and priorities.

Examples of COHORT Projects

  1. Engagement of Wahkiakum County Citizens and Leaders in Coastal Hazards Mitigation Projects
  2. Expansion of Beach Naturalists Training to Include Coastal Resilience and Hazards Mitigation Topics
  3. Island County Coastal Resiliency and Sea Level Rise Project
  4. South Puget Sound Coastal Resilience Pilot Project

For More Information about COHORT

For more comprehensive information about COHORT, including the mission, vision and short- term and long-term goals, please navigate to the COHORT website.

Project Leads:

Kayla Wells-Yoakum – Project Co-Lead

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Christina Sanders – Project Co-Lead

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Mike Gaffney – Project Co-Lead

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