• Watershed-Wide Actions

    Ongoing

    • Facilitating climate adaptation planning and guiding project implementation.
    • Exploring mechanisms that would encourage the integration of climate change considerations into the design and implementation of on-the-ground environmental protection and restoration efforts.
    • Identifying funding availability, needs and mechanisms.
    • Identifying and assessing institutional barriers.
    • Planning and implementing targeted environmental restoration and protection efforts in order to build community and ecosystem resilience within the watershed.
    • Pursuing the implementation of “pilot projects” that would test new and emerging design principles and implementation methodologies.
    • Sharing current efforts (including policy, tools, products and scientific understanding) with interested parties.
    • Testing and developing new, audience-specific communication tools to ensure climate information is accessible and understandable across multiple audiences and communities.
    • Undertaking targeted efforts to engage diverse stakeholders.

    January – June 2016

    • Working with the Diversity Action Team to identify and pursue opportunities to create a strong linkage between the Climate Resiliency and Diversity management strategies.

    July – December 2016

    • Compiling and assessing lessons learned from past and ongoing climate adaptation planning and programmatic efforts within the watershed.

    July to December 2017

    • Developing a process to revise or reconsider management strategies that support the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement in order to accommodate climate-related changes or impacts.
    • Increasing opportunities for formal and informal communications and idea exchange among the watershed’s “adaptation planning network.”
    • Developing informational products that can be used to inform community-led coastal resiliency planning.
    • Assessing progress toward the full integration of climate resiliency considerations into the Chesapeake Bay Program.
    • Investigating climate resiliency indicators that would assess the effectiveness of and ecological response to climate adaptation actions.