Nature Conservancy Coastal Resilience Program

A program from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Coastal Resilience is dedicated to providing information to communities, planners, businesses and policy makers to help them integrate sea-level rise and coastal hazards into their decision-making, and mitigate both community and natural resources vulnerabilities. The program consists of an approach, a web mapping tool, and a network of practitioners around the world supporting hazard mitigation and climate adaptation planning.

The approach consists of four critical steps:

(1) assess hazard risk and community vulnerability,

(2) identify nature-based solutions,

(3) take conservation and restoration action, and

(4) measure the effectiveness of our actions to reduce flood risk

The website provides detailed project results from geographies that have utilized the Program's tools and services, including Long Island, the Florida Keys, the Gulf of Mexico, Ventura County in Southern California, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Using the Program's interactive web mapping tool, future scenarios for sea level rise, flooding and inundation are created, providing communities with access to information for their planning, zoning, acquisition, and permitting decisions, and a visual means to support policy development. Specifically, the mapping tool allows users to run scenarios at different geographic scales and see potential impacts to critical facilities, vulnerable populations and ecological features.


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