Alaskan Marine Arctic Conservation Action Plan for the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas

Location

United States
71° 49' 10.9308" N, 143° 47' 20.6268" W
US
Summary: 

The Nature Conservancy developed the Conservation Action Planning (CAP) tool in order to guide projects’ design, implementation, and evaluation. The Alaska chapter has developed a CAP for the Arctic marine region of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. This plan identifies priority conservation targets and stressors and delineates potential strategies for improving conservation and management actions.

Polar Bear Designation Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act

Location

United States
69° 22' 11.982" N, 148° 42' 39.3768" W
US
Summary: 

Polar bears were listed under the Endangered Species Act in the United States in 2008 because of climate change effects on critical habitat. Declines in sea ice, the bears’ primary habitat, prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey to recommend a “threatened” listing, which the Secretary of the Interior approved.

Climate Change, Coastal Flooding, and Environmental Justice in Urban Boston Communities

Location

United States
42° 21' 52.0668" N, 71° 4' 4.116" W
US
Summary: 

This project examined the vulnerability of two urban, environmental justice communities in metropolitan Boston to the effects of coastal flooding. Through visualization tools and workshops, the project team engaged residents on climate change impacts and worked to identify feasible adaptation options.

Climate Change Risk Assessment Training Workshop for Nunavut Communities

Location

United States
68° 41' 57.0012" N, 91° 34' 55.3116" W
US
Summary: 

The Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) developed and hosted a climate change risk assessment workshop in 2009 to build capacity for First Nation communities. The workshop was designed to provide an overview of climate change impacts and opportunities and to engage participants in discussing adaptation options for local and regional climate change issues. CIER plans to continue hosting these kinds of workshops in the future.

Estero de Limantour Coastal Watershed Restoration Project

Location

United States
38° 2' 44.0448" N, 122° 54' 14.5908" W
US
Summary: 

The National Park Service removed two dams in the Point Reyes National Seashore’s Estero de Limantour coastal watershed in 2008. This project was undertaken to restore habitat, fish passage, and connectivity in the park’s tidal marshes. By restoring natural ecological processes, project leaders believe that the area will be more resilient to climate change.

Florida’s Climate Change Community Toolbox

Location

675 SW 7th Ave
33130 Miami , FL
United States
25° 46' 2.2152" N, 80° 12' 20.0916" W
Florida US
Summary: 

The South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) created a Climate Change Community Toolbox to help local officials plan for and adapt to climate change. The Toolbox includes fact sheets on likely climate impacts on Miami-Dade’s economy, environment, and community; inundation maps with different sea level rise scenarios; and links to national and international sources on adaptation planning.

The South Florida Sea Level Rise Project

Location

2700 NE 135th St
33181 Miami , FL
United States
25° 54' 3.3516" N, 80° 8' 37.2264" W
Florida US
Summary: 

The South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) completed the Sea Level Rise Project in 2005. The study examined the effects of sea level rise on seven coastal counties under the purview of the SFRPC and the Treasure Coast Florida Regional Planning Council. Inundation maps for each county were created and are available for public use.

Integrating Climate Change into the Massachusetts State Wildlife Action Plan Using an Expert Panel-based Vulnerability Assessment

Location

140 Northern Ave
02210 Boston , MA
United States
42° 21' 12.2904" N, 71° 2' 29.4864" W
Massachusetts US
Summary: 

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) is using the results of a habitat vulnerability assessment to create and implement climate-smart adaptation strategies in management, acquisition, research, and monitoring activities. This project used an expert panel to identify and rank the vulnerabilities of 20 key habitat types to projected climate change impacts. This process may serve as a model for other state agencies to use in strengthening State Wildlife Action Plans.

Gulf of Mexico Research Plan

Location

United States
26° 22' 5.6784" N, 89° 23' 47.3532" W
US
Summary: 

The Gulf of Mexico is a large, interlinked area with limited financial resources. The Gulf of Mexico Research Plan (GMRP) was developed to identify research needs and priorities for the Gulf of Mexico, encourage collaboration in the region, and increase stakeholder support.

Planning for Climate Change: A Workshop for San Francisco Bay Area Planners

Location

United States
37° 43' 14.7468" N, 122° 17' 49.4088" W
US
Summary: 

In September 2009, two workshops were held in the Bay Area to educate and train local planners on climate change impacts and adaptation strategies. These workshops were based on the National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s Planning for Climate Change workshop, originally developed and piloted in Washington State by the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.