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Town of Guilford Community Coastal Resilience Plan

The Nature Conservancy, Milone & MacBroom, Inc., The Nature Conservancy, and Yale University Urban Ecology and Design Laboratory
Created: 1/27/2015 - Updated: 1/24/2019


Coastal resilience is the ability to resist, absorb, recover from, and adapt to coastal hazards such as daily  inundation caused by sea level rise, increased flooding, and more frequent and intense storm surges. The residents of Guilford recognized the risks associated with occupying coastal areas prior to Tropical Storm Irene and storm Sandy, but these recent events have underscored the fact that property owners and the town bear a heavy financial burden to recover from these types of events. The Town of Guildford has developed this Community Coastal Resilience Plan as a toolbox to build coastal resilience in the coming years.

Published On

Friday, May 30, 2014


Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Culture / communities
Storms or extreme weather events
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Infrastructure retrofitting and improvements
Managed retreat of built infrastructure, relocation of people/communities
Make infrastructure resistant or resilient to climate change
Community Planning (developing climate-smart communities)
Create or modify shoreline management measures
Develop disaster preparedness plans and policies
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptation plans
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Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration

The Town of Guilford, Connecticut released its Community Coastal Resilience Plan in May 2014.

Sector Addressed: 
Disaster Risk Management