Sea level rise and coastal flooding threaten small businesses and the tourism industry in Beaufort and Port Royal, South Carolina. In 2014, Beaufort’s mayor and the president of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce formed a Sea Level Rise Task Force to examine vulnerable sites in the area and recommend adaptation strategies. After publishing a final report in May 2017, Task Force members shared their findings with local businesses and residents to build local support for adaptation action.
Rising air temperatures and more frequent and extreme rainfall events compound existing threats to aquatic systems in urban and suburban settings. These changes threaten to push Michigan’s Huron River outside of the range of conditions within which the system can support healthy biological communities indicative of a functioning ecosystem. In response, the Huron River Watershed Council is implementing a suite of strategies to keep water temperatures cool, river flows within the natural range of variation, and fish populations healthy.
This report synthesizes select findings from four separate stakeholder studies aimed at documenting preferences for adapting cultural resources at Cape Lookout National Seashore. The four stakeholder studies included: (1) on-site structured interviews with park visitors, (2) interviews with community members, (3) online survey questionnaires with members of Cape Lookout National Seashore partner organizations, and (4) an online survey with cultural resource management and historic preservation experts.
This report provides an overview of a pilot effort to integrate vulnerability (exposure and sensitivity), significance, and use potential metrics in a decision framework—the Optimal Preservation (OptiPres) Model—to inform climate adaptation planning of a subset of buildings in historic districts (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) at Cape Lookout National Seashore.
Hazard mitigation helps to reduce or eliminate potential losses from future disasters. Hazard mitigation planning helps to establish and maintain a process that leads to the implementation of hazard mitigation actions. The State of Colorado is intimately familiar with the impacts of hazards on its residents, visitors, infrastructure, and economy. This 2018 update to the State’s Hazard Mitigation Plan (State Plan) again re-affirms the state’s commitment to continual improvements to its statewide mitigation strategy and program.
This Climate Protection and Energy Conservation Action describes the efforts Whatcom County is taking reduce its emissions by 10% below 2001 levels by 2020. It descrbies the County's: emissions Inventory, forecast for greenhouse gas emissions , greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, existing and proposed measures, and guide for future steps.
The Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) prepared the Thurston Climate Adaptation Plan — which recommends actions to help Thurston County and the broader South Puget Sound region prepare for and adjust to adverse climate change impacts (adaptation) and bolster resilience. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided a National Estuary Program grant for the project. The Washington Department of Commerce administered the funding, and TRPC hired Thurston County and Earth Economics as subcontractors.
The Skagit County Commissioners understand that Climate Change is an immediate problem that needs tackling at the local level. They have established a Taskforce to recommend suitable strategies. In creating these recommendations, the Taskforce is mindful that Skagit County government has no direct control over climate pollution from transportation and electricity generation. Statewide, such sources constitute two-thirds of the problem, and the County should strongly support state and federal mandates to tackle these major issues.
This Climate Action Plan is a product of the Climate Action Committee (CAC), which was appointed by the Port Townsend City Council and Jefferson County Commissioners in 2007. The council and commission set a goal of reducing county-wide carbon-based emissions to 80% lower than 1990 levels by the year 2050. This document begins to address the immense challenge required to attain that goal.
The purpose of the Lummi Nation Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan: 2016-2026 (CCMAP) is to evaluate the potential impacts of anthropogenic climate change on the Lummi Indian Reservation (Reservation), Lummi Usual and Accustomed Grounds and Stations (U&A), and Lummi Traditional Territories and to present both mitigation strategies that may reduce the causes of climate change and adaptation strategies that may minimize climate change impacts that cannot be avoided.