Michael Newland is the Director of Cultural Resources, Northern California, for Environmental Science Associates. Mike has been a professional archaeologist for 25 years throughout California and has been a pioneer on looking at the effects of climate change on our state’s cultural heritage. He is a past president of the Society for California Archaeology and serves as co-chair for the society’s California Archaeology and Climate Change Committee. He is a steering committee member for the Distributed Observation Networks of the Past consortium addressing climate change issues on behalf of the Society for American Archaeology and is an invited stakeholder to the California Deparment of Parks and Recreation’s Transformation Team. He has recently co-authored a chapter on climate change and tribal consultation in Public Archaeology and Climate Change published fall 2017 by Oxbow Books and has a second chapter pending as part of the Climate Abandoned publication due 2019.