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Coastal Resilience Index

The Coastal Resilience Index tool helps communities examine how prepared they are for storms and storm recovery. To complete the assessment, community leaders can get together and use the tool to guide discussion about their community’s resilience to coastal hazards.

Coastal Vulnerability Maps and Study – U.S. East Coast and Texas

Coastal Vulnerability Maps and Study shows the elevation of coastal areas from Massachusetts to Florida as well as Texas. A sea level rise planning study which integrates information related to land use, zoning, and anticipated development to determine the future likelihood of shore protection and prevention of inland wetland migration is also included.

Defining Coastal Lands for Conservation in a Changing Climate

There are various definitions of “coastal lands” that are used on this site. Conservation in a Changing Climate includes references to the National Climate Assessment or NOAA data when applicable, which typically means either states that contain coastal watersheds or coastal counties. These definitions typically include the Great Lakes.

Digital Coast – Climate Adaptation Case Studies

Digital Coast’s Climate Adaptation Case Studies: Stories from the field, highlights how communities across the U.S. are adapting to climate change.

Guide for Considering Climate Change in Coastal Conservation

Climate change is affecting coastal environments, calling for revised conservation approaches, and therefore must be considered in long-term planning. This guide provides a step-by-step approach for incorporating climate change information into new or existing conservation plans. The guide’s six steps draw from existing strategic conservation planning frameworks but focus on climate considerations and key resources specifically relevant to the coastal environment, including coastal watersheds.

Guide for Considering Climate Change in Coastal Conservation

The Guide for Considering Climate Change in Coastal Conservation from the NOAA Office of Coastal Management’s Digital Coast provides a step-by-step approach for incorporating climate change information into new or existing conservation plans.

Helping Coastal Communities Adapt to Climate Change

Helping Coastal Communities Adapt to Climate Change explores the need and opportunities for ecosystem-based adaptation. Coastal communities and decision makers urgently need to develop pragmatic, cost effective strategies to protect both natural and human communities from the dramatic changes that are already underway due to climate change.

How to Consider Climate Change in Coastal Conservation

How to Consider Climate Change in Coastal Conservation is an online, self-guided resource that provides a step-by-step approach, worksheets, and curated resources to create a new conservation plan or update an existing one that incorporates climate change information.

Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience

Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience is a 1-day course that introduces participants to green infrastructure concepts that play a critical role in making coastal communities more resilient to natural hazards.

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation: Resiliency Planning

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) works to restore and preserve natural resources within the watershed. Restoration projects combined with community education and outreach to improve land management practices have yielded measurable water quality improvements. By increasing protection of natural features such as marshes, barrier islands, and ridges, conservation efforts help protect surrounding communities – both ecological and socio-economic – from the impacts of increasingly stronger hurricanes and sea level rise.