Utilization of the buzzer-word "Resilience" has gained momentum within the field of emergency management, extreme weather, climate change adaptation, and coastal community development and management, especially in the last few years. In 2013, President Obama established a Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to provide guidance in determining key actions the Federal Government can take to better support state, local, tribal and territorial leaders working to make their communities more resilient to climate change. But what does it mean to be resilient? What does being resilient look like? How do we measure it? There are numerous definitions and theories that have been and are currently being developed to answer these questions. But instead of analyzing theories, we can learn of the different efforts currently happening, especially at a local level. Below is a short list of articles released in the last month that illustrate some local strategies for community resilience.
Planning for earthquake and tsunami recovery:
Oregon working towards a program to make seismic upgrades easier to prepare for earthquakes
Strategy for relocation of La Push:
Nature Conservancy purchases land for habitat protection:
In Puget Sound, Federal, state, and county partners are implementing an innovative approach to accelerate conservation and resilience of natural resources and communities in coastal watersheds:
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