Local Government Planning Responses to the Physical Impacts of Climate Change in New South Wales, Australia

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United States
33° 53' 6.036" S, 148° 17' 20.6304" E
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Summary: 

Effective policy responses of governments to the impacts of unavoidable climate change require effective adaptation plans. This project focuses on the planning response of local governments in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, for adapting to the physical impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, coastal erosion, increased storm events, increased flooding, increased drought, among others.

Climate Adaptation in the Clayoquot Sound

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United States
49° 9' 8.7624" N, 125° 54' 8.9748" W
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Author Name(s): 
John Lerner, Neil Hughes, Rachel Holt, Tom Okey, Katie Beach, Martin Carver, Theo Mlynowski, Don MacKinnon
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Summary: 

According to ClimateBC modeling projections, the Clayoquot Sound region can expect the mean annual temperature to increase as much as 4°C by the 2080s under the more extreme scenario (A1F1: increasing emissions).

Developing Adaptation Strategies for the Jemez Mountains: A Southwest Climate Change Initiative Effort

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United States
35° 54' 2.6316" N, 106° 18' 13.3596" W
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The Jemez Mountain Climate Change Adaptation Workshop brought together over 50 managers, conservation practitioners, scientists, and others working in the Jemez region to:

Restoring Stream Flows and Habitat: Lessons from the Blackfoot River Watershed in Montana

Location

United States
46° 56' 30.5664" N, 113° 30' 9.0072" W
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The Blackfoot River is located in western Montana and flows 132 miles from its headwaters atop the Continental Divide to its junction with the Clark Fork River near Missoula. Likely climate change impacts in the region include increased temperatures, changes in precipitation, and declining river flows. To help buffer native trout populations from the impacts of climate change and make trout streams more resilient, the Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited is working to restore in-stream habitat and riparian vegetation as well as improve in-stream flows.

Preparing for the Changing Climate: a Northeast-Focused Needs Assessment

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United States
43° 44' 21.6672" N, 71° 3' 34.452" W
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Preparing for the Changing Climate: a Northeast-Focused Needs Assessment is the first region-wide snapshot from regional, state, and local scales on how communities are preparing for a changing climate, and what resources and assistance they need to succeed. The report, published by Clean Air-Cool Planet, is based on direct outreach to over 200 communities from Maine to New Jersey, including survey responses from 34 local governments, six regional planning agencies, and eight state agencies. 

Building Climate Resiliency in the Lower Willamette Region of Western Oregon

Location

United States
45° 52' 11.2836" N, 123° 40' 5.592" W
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Summary: 

The Lower Willamette region is located in northwestern Oregon and is predicted to experience climate changes including increases in temperature, extreme weather events, and reduced snowpack. To address these challenges, the Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI) conducted a series of workshops and published a report entitled “Building Climate Resiliency in the Lower Willamette Region of Western Oregon.” The report provides 40 multi-sector adaptation recommendations to prepare the Portland area for a changing climate.

Lake Tahoe Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Project

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United States
39° 5' 50.262" N, 120° 1' 52.0608" W
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Summary: 

Agencies and stakeholders working in the Lake Tahoe Basin initiated a project to provide guidance and create procedures to address current and projected climate change impacts in the region. The project developed tools to evaluate and communicate climate adaptation and mitigation actions for the Basin. A working group composed of multiple agencies and stakeholders was created to provide input and guidance, and share findings and products within their organizations.

Low Flows and Hot Trout: Dealing with the Effects of Climate Change in the Clark Fork Watershed

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United States
46° 45' 52.344" N, 113° 30' 58.0176" W
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The Clark Fork watershed extends from Butte, MT to Sandpoint, ID and drains nearly the entire western portion of Montana. Based on decades of data and observations, it is clear that the Clark Fork River basin is already experiencing changing climate conditions including droughts, increased wildfires, decreased snowpack, shrinking glaciers, and early runoff.

Atlin, British Columbia Climate Change Adaptation Plan

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United States
59° 34' 40.9008" N, 133° 41' 22.2864" W
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Summary: 

Atlin is a primarily native community located in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. In 2007, the Northern Climate ExChange (NCE) hosted a week-long climate change community awareness and preparation workshop. The goal of the workshop was to discuss ways that climate change may impact the livelihoods of Atlin residents and to identify community vulnerabilities and opportunities. Since then, NCE has worked with Atlin to assess the community's adaptive capacity and create a more formalized climate change adaptation plan.

Scenario Planning in Joshua Tree National Park

Location

United States
33° 52' 24.294" N, 115° 54' 3.5712" W
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Summary: 

Joshua Tree National Park was selected by the National Park Service for a climate change scenario planning process because of the inherent threat climate change poses to the park and because of the importance of understanding fire regimes, invasive species, and climate change interactions. A scenario planning workshop was held in Joshua Tree where participants developed three different scenarios based on projected climate change impacts and identified general strategies to cope with impacts within the park.