Events & Resources

Member Highlight – City of Tacoma

By Kristin Lynett, Sustainability Officer and Beth Jarot, Resilient & Green Building Specialist For a number of communities on the West Coast, treasured natural systems,  the environment, and the health and safety of communities are threatened by climate change; Tacoma is no exception. Tacoma’s vulnerabilities include increasing temperatures, susceptibility to wildfire smoke, rising sea levels, … Continue reading Member Highlight – City of Tacoma

King County approves new Sea Level Rise Risk Area

King County Council recently approved a new Sea Level Rise Risk Area (SLR Risk Area) and related development regulations for Vashon and Maury Island. The SLR Risk area created an important opportunity to get ahead of expected shifts in coastal flooding as a result of sea level rise. The regulations were adopted in July 2020 … Continue reading King County approves new Sea Level Rise Risk Area

Webinar Series Recap: Preparing for Wildfire Season: Past, Present, and Future

In December 2018, the Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative (PSCPC) hosted a wildfire convening to illuminate the ways in which climate change affects the potential for wildfires west of the Cascades. The convening also shed light on strategies communities can take to reduce the risk and consequences of wildfire. More recently, more than 100 attendees … Continue reading Webinar Series Recap: Preparing for Wildfire Season: Past, Present, and Future

Preparing for Wildfire Season: Past, Present, Future

In 2017 and 2018, the Puget Sound region experienced wildfire smoke events caused by fires in the Pacific Northwest region and beyond. These events raised concerns about the potentially harmful effects of wildfire on our health, communities, and ecosystems. Hosted by the Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative, this three-part webinar series discussed what has changed … Continue reading Preparing for Wildfire Season: Past, Present, Future

Member Highlight – Tulalip Tribes

The Tulalip Tribes are the successors in interest to the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, and Skykomish and other allied bands signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliot of 1855. As part of the treaty, our ancestors ceded millions of acres of land in exchange for the recognition and protection of our inherent rights to sovereignty and self-determination. … Continue reading Member Highlight – Tulalip Tribes

Washington Department of Natural Resources Climate Resilience Strategy Workshop Recap

On October 3rd, the Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative co-hosted a half day workshop with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) on their forthcoming climate resilience strategy and local level needs related to climate preparedness.  Over 45 experts from various sectors, primarily from the central Puget Sound region, attended the workshop to … Continue reading Washington Department of Natural Resources Climate Resilience Strategy Workshop Recap

10th Annual Northwest Climate Conference Recap

The 10th annual Northwest Climate Conference celebrated its 10th year this fall, bringing together more than 400 attendees from the public and private sector to share knowledge, ideas, and best practices related to climate change impacts and adaptation in the Pacific Northwest. The conference was held October 8-10 in Portland, Oregon. This year’s conference sessions … Continue reading 10th Annual Northwest Climate Conference Recap

Future Events

Each event hosted by the Collaborative will focus on a climate preparedness issue of importance to local, tribal, and county governments as well as regional agencies. Future topics may include wildfires, flooding, state-level action, public health, and hazard mitigation planning. The goal of these workshops is to increase understanding of climate impacts and preparedness issues, … Continue reading Future Events

Past Event: Managing Western Washington Wildfire Risk in a Changing Climate

The Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative, along with co-hosts from the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, and the Tulalip Tribes, hosted a one-day workshop on Managing Western Washington Wildfire Risk in a Changing Climate on Monday, December 3 in Tulalip, WA.  Recent smoke events in western Washington – driven by large wildfires in the Northwest, British … Continue reading Past Event: Managing Western Washington Wildfire Risk in a Changing Climate