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Practicing for the Practice of Conservation

Posted by on June 9, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Practicing for the Practice of Conservation

Nautilus Impact Investment recently expanded our expertise in Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation when Associate Katherine Schake completed the Conservation Coaches Training in Ashland, Oregon this past May. Fellow conservation coaches participating included folks from World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. A big thank you to John Morrison, Debbie Pickering, and Quinn Shurtliff for an excellent training week! “The Conservation Coaches...

Integrating Indigenous Knowledge for Protected Area Management

Posted by on June 4, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Integrating Indigenous Knowledge for Protected Area Management

Knowledge integration from the bottom up is key for better management of biodiversity and cultural traditions in ancestral estates. In 2015, Nautilus Impact Investing principal Ian Dutton was invited to contribute to an innovative multi-faceted evaluation of an Indigenous Protected Area program in Australia–the Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Plan. Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) are voluntarily dedicated by Indigenous groups on Indigenous owned or managed land or sea country. They are recognized by the Australian Government as an...

Alaska Ocean Cluster

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Alaska Ocean Cluster

  Nautilus, in collaboration with Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association, hosted a forum this week in Anchorage on an innovative idea for boosting the economy of Alaska’s fisheries – the Alaska Ocean Cluster. Featured speaker Thor Siffusson, Founding Director of the Iceland Ocean Cluster, who addressed more than 25 Alaskan industry leaders and policymakers via Skype from Reykjavik. He spoke of his realization that many fishing communities are often isolated not just by geography but from access to the exchange of ideas and...

Open Standards Training

Posted by on April 17, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Open Standards Training

Nautilus staff co-led a comprehensive Open Standards Adaptive Management Training Course for 15 staff of Region 7 of US Fish and Wildlife Service from April 10-14. The training was designed to familiarize USFWS staff with the Open Standards approach and Miradi, the software that supports application of Open Standards. The training featured case studies of existing uses of Open Standards throughout Alaska as well as case studies from relevant projects in Australia, Mongolia and Nevada. Further trainings and seminars on the use of Open...

Fish Habitat Partnership Unites the Kenai

Posted by on April 9, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Fish Habitat Partnership Unites the Kenai

Partnerships and new approaches to generating greater returns on fisheries research and management investments were the focus of Ian Dutton’s keynote address to the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership Symposium, held this April in Sterling, Alaska. The Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership (KPFHP) brings together a wide range of government, community, tribal and non-government organizations to support healthy fish, healthy people and healthy local economies. The symposium provided a a timely opportunity to share knowledge about...

Fish 2.0 2017

Posted by on April 5, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Fish 2.0 2017

On April 4th, NII joined the Fish 2.0 2017 competition team and leading impact investment advisors in Seattle for a day long workshop to share guidance for entrants in the West Coast Track of the Fish 2.0 2017 competition. The workshop attracted diverse participants from AK, Canada, WA, OR and CA and featured presentations from leading industry experts, past Fish 2.0 competition winners and experts in various aspects of impact investing and fisheries innovation. Registration for the Fish 2.0 2017 competition closes on April 29th.  Businesses...

SASAP Makes a Splash at Alaska Conference

Posted by on March 29, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

SASAP Makes a Splash at Alaska Conference

Nautilus’ collaborative project State of Alaska’s Salmon and People (SASAP) was well represented in Fairbanks this past March when the Alaska chapters of the American Fisheries Society and the American Water Resources Association teamed up to host a 5-day conference. The chosen, and timely, theme for a “Fisheries and Waters” conference in Alaska was: Success, Limitation and Innovation in the Face of Data Scarcity and Uncertainty. Appropriately, topics included changing ecological processes across landscapes, told through both...

Ocean Acidification: Impacts and Action

Posted by on December 15, 2016 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Ocean Acidification: Impacts and Action

The world’s oceans are 30% more acidic today than they were 300 years ago. A consequence of increased atmospheric CO2, rising ocean acidity (OA) directly impacts shellfish industries and threatens the base of the entire marine food web. At the Ocean Acidification State of the Science Workshop, organized in November 2016 by the recently formed Alaska Ocean Acidification Network, one take-home message resonated loudly:  We must decrease atmospheric CO2 emissions if there’s any hope of preventing wide spread ocean acidification and thus complete...

Shared Approaches to Measurement

Posted by on July 17, 2016 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Shared Approaches to Measurement

Shared approaches to measurement are a hallmark of all professions. Medical professionals employ an increasingly sophisticated array of machines and tests to measure human health, and even professional athletes are judged against increasingly elaborate benchmarks. But how do social and environmental nonprofit professionals evaluate their effectiveness? Back in the early 2000s, while working with The Nature Conservancy I was privileged to join with a group of conservation nonprofit leaders to help establish the Conservation Measures...

Making an Impact on Climate Adaptation

Posted by on October 4, 2015 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Making an Impact on Climate Adaptation

Climate change poses unprecedented challenges – and opportunities for investors interested in positive impact. The 2014 National Climate Assessment reported clear evidence of climate change across the United States. However, the effects of that change manifest in very differently ways depending on state and region. Alaska is experiencing the fastest rate of climate change in the nation–and one of the fastest rates of change of any region globally. While the U.S. average temperature has increased by 1.3°F to 1.9°F since 1895,...