For the past 6 months, STC has worked with 6 other national conservation groups to produce the report, Preparing for a Sea Change – A Strategy to Cope with the Impacts of Global Warming on the State’s Coastal and Marine Systems. This cutting edge report is essentially a survival guide for reducing the impacts of and adapting to climate change and sea level rise. The authoring groups make up the Coastal and Ocean Coalition (http://www.flcoastalandocean.org/), of which STC is an organizing member. STC, contributed greatly toward the report’s sections on sea level rise, coastal development and beach management. The report includes a list of actions the state and federal government should take to help Florida reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the impacts we already know are coming. It is intended to provide guidelines for concrete, science-based action on the critical issues Florida faces in light of global warming and to stimulate informed debate for the preservation of the signature natural resources that make her unique.