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United States
47° 8' 8.844" N, 124° 15' 19.3356" W
US

Project Summary

Washington State is currently developing a marine spatial plan (MSP) for its Pacific Coast. The process includes compiling data, evaluating the marine ecosystem, and engaging stakeholders, and is guided by state law RCW 43.372. The law outlines key elements any marine management plan in the state must follow and requires such plans to address projected impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, on coastal and marine systems.

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United States
41° 21' 28.1016" N, 71° 24' 40.0788" W
US

Project Summary

Special Area Management Plans (SAMPs) have been used for over 30 years in Rhode Island and are now being applied to state waters. Since the 1980s, the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has zoned coastal areas as part of its shoreline management planning. The zoning categories include conservation areas, residential and low-intensity use, marine and high-intensity boating, multipurpose, commercial and tourism-oriented use, and port and navigation.

Location

United States
45° 4' 35.5836" N, 124° 5' 26.0736" W
US
Author Name(s): 
Katie Thompson, Mallory Morgan

Project Summary

The Oregon Territorial Sea Plan (TSP) provides a framework for state and federal agencies managing the resources and activities in Oregon’s territorial sea (within 0-3 nautical miles off the coast). The TSP specifies the guidelines that any agency must follow when engaging in ocean planning or management.

Location

United States
39° 2' 3.7896" N, 74° 37' 8.9076" W
US
Author Name(s): 
Mallory Morgan, Katie Thompson

Project Summary

The National Ocean Policy requires federal agencies to work in a more coordinated, goal-oriented framework with states, tribes, and stakeholders in the form of Regional Planning Bodies (RPBs). The Mid-Atlantic RPB (MidA RPB) was formally established in April 2013 and includes federal, tribal, state, and other representatives from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The planning process included extensive stakeholder engagement in order to adequately reflect the economic, social, cultural, and ecological needs and goals of the region.

Location

United States
41° 57' 27.7308" N, 70° 21' 23.202" W
US
Author Name(s): 
Katie Thompson, Mallory Morgan

Project Summary

The original Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan (MOMP) was adopted on December 21, 2009, as Massachusetts’s official framework to facilitate the sustainable use of the state’s ocean waters, protect critical marine habitat and uses, and set standards for new ocean-based development. The MOMP was implemented within existing regulatory structure, and requires a review and update at least once every five years by the relevant agencies.

Location

United States
39° 39' 57.4956" N, 123° 18' 37.9692" W
US
Author Name(s): 
Mallory Morgan, Katie Thompson

Project Summary

The California Coastal Commission Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance serves as interpretive guidelines for addressing sea level rise primarily in local coastal program (LCP) certifications and updates, as well as in coastal development permit (CDP) decisions (California Coastal Commission 2015).

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Public lands north of the Grand Canyon AZ
United States
34° 2' 56.1408" N, 111° 5' 37.4316" W
Arizona US
Organization: 
Grand Canyon Trust
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Project Summary

We present a landscape-scale climate change adaptation plan that characterizes climate vulnerability and provides a foundation for adaptation action on the North Rim Ranches, a 3,360-km2 (830,000-acre) landscape of significant ecological and cultural importance on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The extent of the North Rim Ranches is defined by the livestock grazing permits held by the Grand Canyon Trust (the Trust) for allotments on public lands managed by the North Kaibab Ranger District of the U.S.

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The impact of climate change on cold-water ecosystems—and the cold-adapted native salmonids present in these systems—is the subject of a substantial body of research.. Recently, scientists have developed a number of datasets and analyses that provide insight into projections of climate change e ects on native salmonid populations in the northern U.S. Rockies region.

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The Western Regional Action Plan outlines present and prioritizes future efforts to increase the production, delivery, and use of the climate-related information needed to help fulfill NOAA Fisheries’ mission and implement the NOAA Fisheries’ Climate Science Strategy (NCSS) in the CCLME over the next three to five years.

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The effects of climate change on marine ecosystems are accelerating. Identifying and protecting areas of the ocean where conditions are most stable may provide another tool for adaptation to climate change. To date, research on potential marine climate refugia has focused on tropical systems, particularly coral reefs. We examined a northeast Pacific temperate region – Canada’s Pacific – toidentify areas where physical conditions are stable or changing slowly.

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