Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning

Sarah Carr
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Posted on: 3/21/2013 - Updated on: 2/27/2020

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Rachel Gregg


This guide focuses on spatially explicit solutions for climate-related planning. It provides detailed information on a set of key tools that either alone or used in conjunction with other tools can facilitate multi-sector climate adaptation planning (i.e. climate adaptation planning that incorporates elements of ecosystem health and social wellbeing) and describes the utility and role of tools in relevant planning processes.

This guide is targeted at practitioners and decision makers involved in coastal zone management, natural resource management, protected area and habitat management, watershed management, conservation, and local planning in the coastal United States including the Great Lakes. The information and tools in this guide are also highly applicable to many inland and international regions.

For more information, please see the webinar launch of the guideĀ here.


Coastal natural resource managers and community planners.

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