Climate Change Action in Coastal Habitats: Additional Resources and Websites

Climate Ready Estuaries Coastal Toolkit | EPA
The Climate Ready Estuaries Coastal Toolkit provides resources for estuaries, coastal programs and other organizations that are interested in learning more about climate change impacts and adaptation. The Toolkit pages provide information and links to websites, reports, and other resources related to the following areas: monitoring climate change; coastal vulnerability and adaptation tools; smart growth in the context of climate change; communications and outreach materials; where to find data; adaptation planning; and sustainable financing options.

Climate Smart Habitat Conservation | NOAA
This website provides information and links on the benefits of incorporating climate change into coastal habitat conservation efforts.

Coastal Inundation Toolkit | NOAA
The Toolkit assists users with planning for inundation. The Toolkit is designed to help communities determine their coastal flooding vulnerability and what steps they can take to reduce this risk. It is a valuable resource for incorporating climate change impacts into conservation planning.

Conserving Coastal Wetlands for Sea Level Rise Adaptation | NOAA
This site provides spatial techniques, resources, and examples to help communities identify coastal wetland and other vulnerabilities in the face of sea level rise―and to prioritize wetland conservation efforts that incorporate sea level rise considerations.

Smart Growth and Climate Change Website | EPA
EPA’s Smart Growth program does extensive research at the intersection of climate change and land use/development.  Its website provides links both to EPA and outside resources that can help communities direct future development in ways that preserve open space, create livable neighborhoods, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

The Shoreline Management Toolbox
Shoreline erosion is a natural process. However, sea level rise and poorly planned shoreline development projects can accelerate natural erosion rates. This toolbox presents alternative approaches for human uses and development near the shoreline.

USFWS’s Climate Change Website | USFWS
This site offers resources, news, and shared stories highlighting best management practices to support climate change responsive conservation efforts.