Jennifer Graham is the Coastal Coordinator at the Ecology Action Centre. She works with coastal communities towards improved management and governance in coastal areas, climate change adaptation, and protection of coastal ecosystems and habitat. Within CCRN, Jennifer will explore the impact of community conservation efforts in Nova Scotia through case studies of communities involved in efforts to protect, manage and defend natural resources. The case studies will encompass: coastal, mining, forestry, urban, and energy issues. and the conditions in which community groups working with provincial organizations like the EAC are impacting resource governance and policy change in Nova Scotia.