Task Category: Assess Trends

Task 3: Create a Community Primer

It is equally important that workshop participants and residents understand key socioeconomic characteristics of the community as well as the natural systems that support it. In this task, you will develop a primer with that information to ensure that process participants are operating from a consistent understanding of how your community works.

Detailed information about this task can be found in the chapter of the Guide that covers Step 2.

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Task 2: Create a Climate Trends Primer

Your Climate Trends Primer will be one of the most important tools available to help residents understand why building climate resilience is so important. In this step you will bring the information and data collected in the previous task together to develop an easy to read primer for workshop participants and the community at large.

Detailed information about this task can be found in the chapter of the Guide that covers Step 2.

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Task 1: Gather Information about Historical Climate Trends and Future Projections

Climate data and projection information is becoming more accessible to decision makers than in the past. In this task, you will reach out to scientists and other experts to determine what data is available for your planning area and gather the information is most relevant to your process.

Detailed information about this task can be found in the chapter of the Guide that covers Step 2.

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  • Data collection checklist: Use this checklist to determine the type of information you would like for your process before reaching out to agencies and universities.

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