Jessy Carlson

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Professional Title
Resilience Extension Associate

What I do for Sea Grant

  • Conduct code and ordinance reviews on behalf of local governments who want to expand their ability to use nature-based stormwater management strategies.
  • Assist with climate resilience-centered extension programs.
  • Develop and conduct climate resilience outreach and education.


M.E.S. Environmental Studies
Lakehead University - Thunder Bay, ON
B.S. Biology
(Minor: First Nations Studies)
University of Wisconsin-Superior - Superior, WI

Outreach Projects

The Great Lakes One Water project brings together a diverse community leadership team focused on equitable access to information and participation in planning and strategies.

The goal of the Minnesota Sea Grant project One Block at a Time is to increase community resilience to climate hazards, particularly the impacts of flooding, in vulnerable frontline communities across the Great Lakes region.

Minnesota Sea Grant, together with the University of Minnesota Duluth Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) and Birchline Planning LLC, teamed up to work with local governments to identify areas where code and ordinance updates might provide communities greater freedom to choose GSI and other nature-based solutions for managing stormwater.

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