Addressing Sea Level Rise in Shoreline Master Programs Workshop

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The Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative hosted the Addressing Sea Level Rise in Shoreline Master Programs Workshop on August 2, 2018. Over the next two years, shoreline jurisdictions in the Puget Sound region will update their Shoreline Master Programs, creating an opportunity to strengthen local-level responses to sea level rise. This one-day workshop addressed how to best incorporate sea level rise projections into the Shoreline Master Programs update.

View the agenda here.

Workshop participants learned about and discussed:

  • The latest sea level rise projections produced through the Washington Coastal Resilience Project
  • How local jurisdictions have incorporated sea level rise in their Shoreline Master Programs and related shoreline planning efforts
  • State-level efforts to develop guidance on sea level rise in Shoreline Master Program planning
  • Local and cross-jurisdictional opportunities, challenges, and needs related to addressing sea level rise in shoreline planning

The event was open to staff from federal, state, and local agencies; sovereign tribal nations; non-governmental organizations; academia; and the private sector.

Speakers included Crystal Raymond and Harriet Morgan from the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, Bobbak Talebi and Sara Brostrom from the Washington State Department of Ecology, and Jim Simmonds from King County.


About the Collaborative: The Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative is a network of local and tribal governments, regional agencies, and organizations in the central Puget Sound region working together to ensure that the economy, the environment, and all residents are resilient to the impacts of climate change. Learn more: www.pugetsoundclimate.org

This event is co-hosted by the Shoreline & Coastal Planners Group and the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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