Washington Sea Grant has published "PLANNING FOR CHANGE: CLIMATE ADAPTATION SURVEY RESULTS, WASHINGTON STATE, 2014." This report details the results of a Sea Grant survey distributed statewide in Washington during August 2012. The survey assessed the role of coastal practitioners and elected officials in climate change adaptation, the hurdles they have encountered, and the quantity and quality of information they have on local climate change impacts. The report also identifies similarities and differences in the obstacles to climate adaptation faced by practitioners in the states of Washington, Oregon, and California.
Read it here!
New FEMA Pub: Integrating the Local Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan into a Community’s Comprehensive Plan
A FEMA update from STARR: "FEMA’s Region X Mitigation Planning Team has released Integrating the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan into a Community’s Comprehensive Plan: A Guidebook for Local Governments.
This guidebook was developed by FEMA to explain and demonstrate how to integrate natural hazard mitigation concepts into local comprehensive plans. The guidebook describes the benefits of integration, provides examples of how it can be accomplished, reviews existing state authorities and regulation, and highlights successful best practices in Region X." The Washington examples include Chehalis, Hoquiam, Kittitas County, Skagit County, and Thurston County. This is sure to be helpful to any planners looking to add more natural hazard planing to their comprehensive plans. The direct link is here: http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1388432170894-6f744a8afa8929171dc62d96da067b9a/FEMA-X-IntegratingLocalMitigation.pdf
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