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United States
38° 30' 14.1768" N, 76° 4' 49.1592" W
US

Project Summary

Dorchester County is Maryland’s second largest county and includes over 350,000 acres of wetlands, tidal marshes, creeks, and other low-lying lands. Around half of the county’s landscape lies at elevations below 4.9 feet, making it one of Maryland’s most at-risk counties to sea level rise. With financial and technical support from Maryland’s Coast-Smart Communities Initiative grant program, the county developed Sea Level Rise: A Technical Guidance for Dorchester County.

Location

United States
39° 17' 20.2668" N, 76° 39' 5.7996" W
US

Project Summary

The Coast-Smart Communities Initiative is charged with providing a toolbox of resources to help Maryland counties and towns develop climate-smart management policies and on-the-ground measures. The Initiative, housed under the Department of Natural Resources, developed a Community Scorecard, Coastal Communities Initiative competitive grant, Maryland’s Coastal Atlas, and a number of case studies to act as models for other local governments.

Location

United States
66° 15' 24.0012" N, 166° 4' 18.9984" W
US

Project Summary

The Native Village of Shishmaref is located on Sarichef Island in the Chukchi Sea. This barrier island is highly vulnerable to coastal erosion, thawing permafrost, and flooding. Relocation efforts have been underway since 2001; a lack of funding has delayed the process and the people and infrastructure remain at risk.

Location

United States
34° 47' 23.0928" N, 78° 8' 5.1576" W
US

Project Summary

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) has prioritized climate change as a primary goal. Its Climate Change Initiative provides a framework from which the NCDENR can develop and implement mitigation and adaptation responses.

Location

United States
40° 37' 30.2772" N, 100° 32' 48.75" W
US

Project Summary

The U.S. Global Change Research Program’s mission is “to build a knowledge base that informs human responses to climate and global change through coordinated and integrated federal programs of research, education, communication, and decision support.” The Program produces assessments of climate change and its implications, participates in the U.S. Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force, and provides educational materials to support climate literacy and educational development.

Location

United States
65° 10' 14.6424" N, 151° 10' 18.75" W
US

Project Summary

Alaska is in the process of creating a statewide Climate Change Strategy to guide its programs and policies. Under the leadership of the Climate Change Sub-Cabinet, different advisory groups have provided recommendations on potential responses to climate change, including those on mitigation and adaptation. Using these recommendations, the Sub-Cabinet will develop a Climate Change Strategy for consideration by the Governor.

Location

United States
41° 0' 39.0816" N, 99° 50' 37.5" W
US

Project Summary

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and state and tribal wildlife agencies, created a National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy to coordinate climate change responses in both the public and private sector. The strategy, released in March 2013, is a framework to guide responsible adaptation action by natural resource managers around the United States in the face of a changing climate.

Location

United States
37° 58' 23.0772" N, 84° 22' 30" W
US

Project Summary

In October 2010, the U.S. Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force released a series of recommendations to President Obama on how federal agencies could coordinate and collaborate on a national adaptation strategy. The Task Force released two progress reports in 2010 and 2011, and plans to continue to support implementation of the recommendations. This process represents the first steps towards a coordinated strategy for federal adaptation action on climate change.

Location

United States
50° 18' 54.252" N, 123° 42' 21.798" W
US

Project Summary

The British Columbia Government released a Climate Action Plan in 2008. As part of the effort to address climate change, the government is building a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy to address climate change impacts as it continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province.

Location

84 4th Street
97520 Ashland , OR
United States
42° 11' 43.8468" N, 122° 42' 28.4904" W
Oregon US
Organization Overview: 

The GEOS Institute is a nonprofit, science-based organization dedicated to helping both human and natural communities predict and prepare for a changing climate. To this end, the Geos Institute applies the best available science to natural resource conservation issues through its scientific publications and its ability to link respected scientists to decision makers.

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