Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park Climate Change Assessment

Location

United States
50° 52' 9.9984" N, 115° 39' 2.9988" W
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Summary: 

In 2006, the Climate Change Section of the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Environment provided funding to help Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park incorporate the impacts of climate change into the update of its Master Management Plan. Climate scenarios were created for the park using downscaled global climate models. Key variables assessed included changes in temperature, precipitation, snowpack, wind speeds, and soil moisture. The results were used to prioritize and develop potential adaptation strategies for the park.

Atlantic Canada Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Location

United States
48° 26' 20.1264" N, 61° 52' 30" W
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Summary: 

The Atlantic Governments from the Council of Atlantic Environment Ministers joined together in May 2008 to collaborate on a regional climate change adaptation strategy. The strategy outlines a framework for future collaboration on climate change adaptation management plans and decision-making.

Restoration and Managed Retreat of Pacifica State Beach

Location

United States
37° 36' 1.1124" N, 122° 30' 0.5184" W
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Summary: 

Despite the use of stabilizing structures, flooding of San Pedro Creek and coastal erosion at Pacifica/Linda Mar State Beach has been a recurring problem for the City of Pacifica. In the early 1990s, the city partnered with state and federal agencies, scientists, engineers, and non-profit organizations to work toward a managed retreat strategy for Pacifica State Beach as well as restore wetlands and banks along San Pedro Creek.

Climate Change Adaptations for Land Use Planners

Location

United States
44° 56' 38.6412" N, 64° 14' 52.9692" W
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Summary: 

Nova Scotia is an Atlantic Canadian province almost entirely surrounded by water. As such, climate change impacts including sea level rise and increases in extreme weather events and storm surges are expected to affect land uses (e.g., infrastructure, agriculture). This study, focused on land use planners, aimed to develop and/or modify tools to analyze climate change impacts on Canadian communities, as well as tools to implement adaptations to these impacts.

Indigenous People’s Global Summit on Climate Change

Location

United States
61° 43' 3.5436" N, 114° 15' 28.1268" W
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Summary: 

The Indigenous People’s Global Summit on Climate Change brought together over 400 indigenous participants from all over the world to exchange their knowledge and experience with climate change impacts, as well as successful adaptation strategies currently being used and recommendations for future actions.

Preparing for Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in New Brunswick

Location

United States
46° 45' 35.7732" N, 66° 26' 43.1268" W
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Summary: 

New Brunswick, Canada has approximately 5,500 kilometers (km) of coastline and is vulnerable to rising sea levels and increased storminess. In response to this vulnerability, a three-year study was undertaken to forecast likely climate changes, anticipate physical impacts of these changes, and identify potential adaptation strategies.

Preparing for Sea Level Rise on Graham Island, British Columbia

Location

United States
53° 11' 26.4372" N, 132° 13' 53.202" W
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Summary: 

Graham Island is the most northern of the Queen Charlotte Islands and is located off the North Pacific coast of British Columbia. The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) has classified the northeast area of Graham Island as extremely sensitive to sea level rise, and two communities, Masset and Old Masset, are already experiencing flooding and coastal erosion.

Planning for the Impacts of Sea Level Rise and Climate Change in North Carolina

Location

United States
35° 16' 10.3512" N, 76° 54' 15.4692" W
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Summary: 

In early 2007, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR) invited North Carolina coastal managers and stakeholders to participate in a workshop to identify and discuss the utility of modeling and mapping tools in planning for and mitigating the regional impacts of rising sea levels and increasing storm intensity. The purpose of the workshop was to help scientists design user-friendly tools that will facilitate management planning for the effects of long-term climate changes.

Climate Change and Renewable Resources in Labrador

Location

United States
53° 31' 22.422" N, 59° 9' 1.4076" W
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Summary: 

In response to community concerns about the potential impacts of climate change on renewable resources in Labrador, a conference was held to examine the possible future interactions of climate change on renewable resources and set priorities for developing strategies to adapt to potential impacts.

Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve's Ecosystem Based Management Tools Project

Location

United States
27° 50' 7.3176" N, 97° 3' 40.3596" W
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Summary: 

The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) is located in Aransas Bay northeast of Corpus Christi. The reserve is located in an area where rapid development and increased population growth has exacerbated pollution, habitat loss, habitat degradation, overfishing, invasive species, and coastal hazard threats. The Ecosystem Based Management Tools Project was designed to examine the links between land use strategies and their effects on coastal and marine ecosystems.