The Trees and Stormwater Tool can help communities better understand the benefits of tree-based green infrastructure and to incorporate trees into stormwater management plans. Use of this guidance can help inform local decision makers in communities across the U.S. of options and best practices for including trees in stormwater facility design regulations and policies to improve community resilience.
Related Organizations: Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments
Resource Category: Solutions
Updated every five years by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan is a comprehensive, statewide plan to guide efforts to conserve natural and cultural resources and enhance access to recreation and open space on State lands. The Plan identifies priorities, goals, and measurable action items for a five-year period to encourage equitable access to the outdoors and stewardship of natural and cultural resources. The Plan recognizes that climate risks such as sea level rise, storm surge, drought, wildfire, flooding, and loss of high quality cold water all have the potential to negatively impact outdoor accessibility and recreation and that land conservation has habitat, recreation, and adaptation value.
Related Organizations: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Resource Category: Planning
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is America's largest conservation organization, working with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature. NWF works to improve federal and state policies that will support wildlife conservation on hundreds of millions of acres of public, tribal and private lands, including thousands of miles of streams, rivers, lakes and coastlines across America.
The City of Portland, Maine created the Bayside Adapts initiative to work with community members and organizations to adapt the Bayside neighborhood of downtown Portland to climate change impacts. The initiative includes two completed projects - the Bayside Adapts Design Challenge and the Sewer and Stormwater System Data Gap Analysis - which address the impacts of sea level rise, storm surges, and increased intense rainfall events in Bayside.
Related Organizations: City of Portland, Maine
Resource Category: Solutions
DE EO 41: Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunities from Reducing Emissions
September 12, 2013
In September 2013, Governor Jack Markell signed Executive Order 41 that created the Cabinet Committee on Climate and Resiliency comprised of leadership from 11 state agencies and departments. The committee oversaw the development of a climate mitigation plan for the state, and developed recommendations for improving Delaware’s preparedness and resilience to climate impacts on public health and safety, public infrastructure and facilities, water resources, natural ecosystems, agriculture, tourism, and more.
Related Organizations: State of Delaware
Resource Category: Law and Governance