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Adaptation Tools and Resources

Below find Climate Adaptation Tools and Resources

NJADAPT  is a collaborative effort of scientists and data managers in academia, government, the private sector and NGO community who have developed a strategic plan for a New Jersey platform to host and apply climate science impacts and data. Included is: a Flood Exposure Profile to help jump-start community discussions about hazard impacts with maps that show people places and assets exposed to coastal flooding; NJ Flood Mapper a user friendly visualization tool for local communities who need to make decisions concerning flooding hazards and sea level rise; Getting to Resilience a self-assessment process tool to assist communities to reduce vulnerability and increase preparedness including how preparedness can be worth valuable points through FEMA's Community Rating System (and reduce flood insurance rates) and Sustainable Jersey while also strengthening local and county all hazards emergency operations plans.  Reports such as New Jersey's Coastal Flood Exposure;  Modeling the Fate Of New Jersey's Salt Marshes Under Sea Level Rise; NJ Property Value Impacts Case Study are found there as well as audio visual Story Maps related to several NJ communities ( Toms River Township, Tuckerton Borough, Newark-East Ferry) and climate related topics (Salt Marshes and Coastal Flood Exposure)  contained at NJADAPT, as well .  Read about the Flood Mapper in the Wall Street Journal

For Climate Impacts in New Jersey and Working Briefs By Sector (Agriculture, Built Infrastructure Transporation and Utilities; Coastal Communities, Natural Resources, Public Health, and Water Resources) click here

Read about "Public support for policies to reduce risk after Hurricane Sandy" in a 2014 study published in Risk Analysis here.

Read an analysis of adaptation funding opportunities under the Federal Sandy Disaster Relief Act here. Learn about the value of coastal wetlands and how they are being assessed in New Jersey in this video produced by the Barnegat Bay Partnership. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans and Regional Adaptation Plans, including one for EPA Region 2 (which includes NJ), can be found here:

State of Delaware Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan, available here.
Responding to Climate Change in New York State, available here.
Climate Change Adaptation in New York City: Building a Risk Management Response, available here.

PlanNYC. 2013. A Stronger More Resilient New York.

USDA Northeast Climate Hub provides climate change information to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners within the Northeastern United States with a focus on technologies and risk management practices.

U. S. Department of Agriculture Sponsored Project: Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate is a resource that includes news, a searchable data base, and an on-line course to foster animal production practices that are resilient to a changing climate.

Climate Change and Agriculture: Additional Resources