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Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan - 2013

September 2013

Statewide drought planning for Colorado has been developed through the preparation and implementation of the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan (DMRP). This plan was prepared by the Colorado Water Conservation Board, a division of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. In 2010, the DMRP went through a comprehensive revision. The 2013 updated plan outlines a mechanism for coordinated drought monitoring, impact assessment, response to emergency drought problems, and mitigation of long term drought impacts.

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Department of the Interior (DOI): South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)

The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) is one of 21 LCCs established by Secretarial Order No. 3289, which focus on on-the-ground strategic conservation efforts at the landscape level. LCCs are management-science partnerships that inform integrated resource-management actions addressing climate change and other stressors within and across landscapes.  





EcoAdapt brings together diverse players in the conservation, policy, science, and development communities to reshape conservation and resource management in response to rapid climate change. The organization is comprised of climate change adaptation specialists that offers training and facilitative services to help communities and partners with their adaptation projects. Their goal is to help build the capacity of current and future professionals in conservation, planning, and development so they can engage in climate change adaptation, and to support the implementation of adaptation strategies by providing expert capacity and resources to partners eager to take climate adaptation action.




Florida Climate Center

The Florida Climate Center serves to provide climate data, information, and services at the national, regional and state levels, and is affiliated with the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, NC and the Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) in Columbia, SC. The Center provides climate data, climate information, extreme event information, special analysis, and outreach for citizens, organizations, educational institutions and private businesses in the state of Florida.




Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition

The Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition is a group of organizations working together to conserve, protect and restore Florida's coastal and marine environment. The Coalition emphasizes the implementation of an ecosystem-based approach to coastal and ocean management, as well as recognition of the important linkage between the health of Florida's economy and the health of its beaches and dunes, coral reefs, mangroves, sea grasses, wetlands and other natural resources. The Coalition calls on Florida's Governor, State Agencies, Cabinet, and Legislature for action and leadership to achieve the goal of healthy ocean and coastal ecosystems.




Florida Reef Resilience Program

The Florida Reef Resilience Program is a public and private partnership which brings scientists, reef managers and the people whose livelihoods and recreational pursuits depend upon healthy coral reefs together to achieve a common goal. The program is designed to improve the collective understanding of coral reef resilience by exploring the biological and environmental aspects of reef health, developing strategies to improve the health of Florida's reefs, and enhancing the sustainability of reef-dependent commercial enterprises and recreational activities.




Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities works to inspire, strengthen, and expand funding and philanthropic leadership that yield environmentally sustainable, socially equitable, and economically prosperous regions and communities. Areas of focus include community development, environment & health, finance, equity & participation, and transportation & climate. Funders engage with the Network by accessing resources and participating in working groups and events.




Georgia State Climatology Office

The Georgia State Climatology Office is housed in the University of Georgia, within the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department (BAE). The purpose of the State Climatology Office is to provide climate information to all interested users of historic or long-term weather data, to monitor current climate conditions around the state, and to conduct research into topics related to Georgia's weather and climate. The Office provides outreach and service to private citizens, the media, educators, scientists, businesses, and government agencies throughout the state.




Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is a partnership of the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, with the goal of significantly increasing regional collaboration to enhance the ecological and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico. The Alliance has identified six priority issues including water quality, habitat conservation and restoration, ecosystem integration and assessment, nutrients and nutrient impacts, coastal community resilience, and environmental education.




Headwaters Economics

Headwaters Economics is an independent, nonprofit research group that works to inform decision-making about community development, land management, and natural resources management in the West. A related goal is improving the transparency and accountability of these decisions.