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Climate Adaptation

To increase the climate resiliency of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, it is important to consider changing climatic conditions in the pursuit, design, implementation and long-term maintenance of restoration and protection management practices. In some cases, this could mean using specific practices to address certain environmental needs, like restoring areas that would ease the inland migration of wetlands or planting vegetative buffers in areas that experience coastal floods. In other cases, it could involve factoring climatic conditions and sea level rise into the design of on-the-ground restoration work.

Outcome(s)

Adaptation Continually pursue, design, and construct restoration and protection projects to enhance the resiliency of Bay and aquatic ecosystems from the impacts of coastal erosion, coastal flooding, more intense and more frequent storms and sea-level rise.

Lead Workgroup

Scientific, Technical Assessment and Reporting

Partner Goal Implementation Team(s)

Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT 1)
Habitat Goal Implementation Team (GIT 2)
Water Quality Goal Implementation Team (GIT 3)
Maintain Healthy Watersheds Goal Implementation Team (GIT 4)

Participating Partners

State of Delaware
District of Columbia
State of Maryland
State of New York
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Virginia
Chesapeake Bay Commission
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
National Park Service (NPS)
U.S. Department of Transportation

Contact(s)

Zoe Johnson
410 Severn Avenue
Suite 207-A
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
zoe.johnson@noaa.gov

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