Bay Area Safeguarding/slr workshop Invite for bcdc contact list

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Bay Area Safeguarding/SLR Workshop Invite for BCDC contact list
Dear friends,


The California Natural Resources Agency, the Ocean Protection Council, and the Ocean Science Trust wish to invite you to participate in an upcoming Safeguarding California and Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document Workshop.


Bay Area Safeguarding California  & State Sea-level Rise Guidance Document Workshop
Monday, May 22, from 9:30am to 5:00pm
455 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102


Safeguarding California Workshop – 9:30am-12:30pm


The Safeguarding California Plan: 2017 Update – California’s Climate Adaptation Strategy builds on nearly a decade of adaptation strategies, which includes the 2009 California Adaptation Strategy and the 2014 Safeguarding California. How we manage our water, grow our food, transport our goods, and live our daily lives has been built around the climate and weather we experience. We use a number of words, including adaptation, resilience, readiness, and safeguarding, to describe a simple concept: ensuring that people, communities, and natural systems are able to withstand the impacts of climate disruption.  


The Safeguarding California Plan: 2017 Update is intended to communicate a clear accounting of current and needed actions state government should take to build climate change resiliency. We invite the public to provide input to this 2017 update the through these public workshops or directly to the Natural Resources Agency at


By drawing upon reliable, time-tested strategies today, tailored to what we learn from our communities across the state, we can increase resilience to the effects of climate change and mitigate the harmful impacts to future generations. Your experience and expertise would make your perspective invaluable to our workshop, so we invite you to be part of this cooperation.


We would like you to confirm your participation by contacting us at We hope to see you there.


Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document Workshop – 1:30pm-5:00pm


The State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document, initially released in 2010 and updated in 2013, provides guidance to state agencies for incorporating sea-level rise projections into planning, permitting, investment and other decisions. Now, the California Ocean Protection Council and the California Natural Resources Agency, in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, California Energy Commission, and the California Ocean Science Trust, are updating this statewide guidance to reflect recent advances in ice loss science and projections of sea-level rise. The updated guidance will focus on the needs of state agencies and local governments. It will help cities and counties as they comply with a new law that requires them to incorporate climate change into their planning efforts.  The updated guidance document will also assist state agencies prepare for, and adapt to climate change, as directed by Governor Brown’s recent Executive Order

The California Ocean Protection Council and California Ocean Science Trust, with support from the Engagement Team, invites you to participate and provide input on the framework (outline and basic components) for the updated draft policy guidance document. This framework was developed on the basis of initial input received from ca. 30 interviews and 5 listening sessions (online focus groups). The Policy Advisory Committee, comprised of the California Ocean Protection Council and California Natural Resources Agency, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the California Energy Commission, will use input from this Bay Area workshop - as well as similar workshops in southern ad northern California - to prepare the draft guidance update. This draft will then be circulated for formal public comment in the fall of 2017, with final adoption by the California Ocean Protection Council scheduled for January 2018.

Please RSVP for this portion of the workshop HERE

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