Preparing for Impacts on Archeological Sites and Traditional Resources, Olympic National Park, Washington

Location

United States
47° 58' 32.8404" N, 124° 39' 57.546" W
US
Author Name(s): 
Dave Conca
Organization: 
Summary: 

Archeological sites and traditional resources of significance to indigenous groups along the Olympic Coast are being affected by climate change. The goals of this project can be split into three facets. The first is for the park to foster communication, data sharing, and cooperation between the eight federally listed tribes on the Olympic Peninsula and the National Park Service (NPS) to ensure proper alignment of resources and priorities for climate change adaptation.

Reservoir Water Level Change Impacts on Cultural Resources, Amistad National Recreation Area, Texas

Location

TX
United States
31° 58' 6.9564" N, 99° 54' 6.5268" W
Texas US
Author Name(s): 
Jack G. Johnson, Brenda K. Todd
Summary: 

Amistad National Recreation Area, Texas, protects many archeological sites in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands region of southwest Texas. Sites are affected by lake level fluctuations related to climate change impacts including precipitation, storms, and changes in agricultural water use. Park managers are documenting the impact of changing water levels on the cultural resources in the park. 

Napa River Watershed Flood Protection and Enhancement Project

Location

Napa , CA
United States
38° 17' 51.1368" N, 122° 17' 12.714" W
California US
Summary: 

Seasonal flooding along the Napa River is a regular occurrence, and records indicate there have been at least 22 serious floods on the river since 1865. In 1998, Napa County voters passed a measure for the Napa River Flood Protection Project (NRFPP), which works to achieve 100-year flood protection while supporting living river principles (e.g., reconnecting the river to its historic floodplain, retain natural channel features).

Restoration and Conservation of Black Ash Trees in the Northern Appalachian/Acadian Eco-region of Canada

Location

PE
Canada
46° 22' 0.5916" N, 62° 52' 29.1216" W
Prince Edward Island CA
Summary: 

Black ash trees are found throughout much of southeastern Canada and play important cultural and economic roles in the lives of First Nation communities. Unfortunately, black ash populations are rapidly disappearing due to anthropogenic impacts and other stressors. In response, many First Nations in the Northern Appalachian/Acadian eco-region are working to preserve and restore black ash tree populations. 

Restoring Tidal Flow and Enhancing Shoreline Resilience in the Nisqually River Delta

Location

United States
47° 5' 0.6252" N, 122° 42' 35.0352" W
US
Summary: 

The Nisqually Delta Restoration Project is the largest tidal marsh restoration effort in the Pacific Northwest. Over four miles of dikes were removed in 2009 to return tidal flow to roughly 762 acres in the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Washington State to enhance wildlife habitat and the buffering capacity of marshes to sea level rise and increased flooding. Along with other local restoration efforts, 22 miles of the historic delta system have been restored, increasing salt marsh habitat in southern Puget Sound by over 50 percent.

City of Benicia Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan

Location

94510 Benicia , CA
United States
38° 2' 57.714" N, 122° 9' 30.8808" W
California US
Summary: 

Benicia is a waterfront community in the San Francisco Bay Area. The city is home to a thriving arts community, beautiful weather and scenic vistas, a downtown full of charming boutiques and antique shops, and an industrial park and port that provide jobs to Benicia residents. However, all of this is threatened by the impacts of future climate change. Sea level rise, storm surge, and extreme temperatures are projected to increase significantly over the coming decades.

Hampton Roads, Virginia - U.S. FHWA Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Pilot Project

Location

United States
36° 55' 11.0712" N, 76° 10' 5.5668" W
US
Summary: 

In 2010, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) selected five pilot teams from across the country to test a climate change vulnerability assessment model. This conceptual model guided transportation agencies through the process of collecting and integrating climate and asset data in order to identify critical vulnerabilities.

San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Transportation Commission - U.S. FHWA Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Pilot Project

Location

United States
37° 48' 36.2628" N, 122° 23' 55.2552" W
US
Summary: 

In 2010, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) selected five pilot teams from across the country to test a climate change vulnerability assessment model. This conceptual model guided transportation agencies through the process of collecting and integrating climate and asset data in order to identify critical vulnerabilities.

Springs in the Sky Island Region: Inventory, Protection and Restoration

Location

300 E University Blvd Suite 270
85705 Tucson , AZ
United States
32° 13' 53.2956" N, 110° 58' 0.1056" W
Arizona US
Summary: 

Springs are keystone ecosystems in the Sky Island Region, exert disproportionate influence on surrounding landscapes, and are known to be biodiversity hotspots. Although they are abundant in this arid region, they are poorly documented and little studied. They also suffer from extensive human modification and are among the most threatened ecosystems. Lack of information on their location, management context, and biological, hydrological, and ecological characteristics hinders effective stewardship of these resources.