How to Use the Planning Guide
The Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide shows how coastal communities are using science based information to address coastal hazards such as flooding, shore erosion, and lake-level fluctuations. This new online resource connects people with the tools and data needed to consider natural hazards and climate change in local planning efforts.
The planning guide features the following resources:
- Local stories – Learn what’s happening in Great Lakes communities. Information ranges from news articles to outreach materials.
- Case studies – Discover specific solutions and tested strategies communities are applying to land use and zoning concerns, habitat and environmental protection issues, and infrastructure planning needs.
- Maps, Data, and Tools – Access geospatial data, tools, applications, and Web map services available in the region.
- People and Organizations – Connect with others working to address coastal hazard and climate change impacts in the region.
- Events and Funding – Identify events and funding sources related to coastal resilience and hazards.
- Climate and Environment – Learn about the Great Lakes and its coastal hazards and climate.
- Library – Uncover relevant publications that include legal and regulatory documents, best practices, ordinances, comprehensive plans, and more.
Submit Your Story and help us grow this information resource. Submit your projects and lessons learned by contacting us at [email protected].
Download and print this fact sheet [.pdf] to help promote the Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide!
The Planning Guide is a collaborative effort of the NOAA Digital Coast partnership and additional community-based partners from the Great Lakes. Led by the Association of State Floodplain Managers and the NOAA Office for Coastal Management, the guide development partners include the American Planning Association, Coastal States Organization, National Association of Counties, National States Geographic Information Council, The Nature Conservancy in the Great Lakes, Wisconsin Sea Grant, University of Wisconsin–Extension, Minnesota Sea Grant as well as other Sea Grant programs in this region and the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab.
|NOAA OCM Digital Coast (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management)|
|ASFPM (Association of State Floodplain Managers)|
|TNC (The Nature Conservancy)|
|UW Extension (University of Wisconsin)|
|UW Sea Grant (University of Wisconsin)|
|NOAA GLERL (Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory)|
|APA (American Planning Association)|
|CSO (Coastal States Organization)|
|NACo (National Association of Counties)|
|NSGIC (National States Geographic Information Council)|
The planning guide was developed with funding from President Obama’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative administered through the Environmental Protection Agency. For more information on the initiative and action plan, visit www.greatlakesrestoration.us
|US Environmental Protection Agency||Great Lakes Restoration Initiative|