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ART Program to Lead Panel at National Adaptation Forum

The Adapting to Rising Tides Program will be leading a panel at the National Adaptation Forum, being held May 9-11 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The panel titled, People Centered Planning for Resilient Communities, will include Amy Chester, Managing Director of Rebuild by Design, Allison Brooks of the Bay Area Regional Collaborative and representatives from local…

BCDC Selected to Participate in New National Resilience Dialogues Initiative

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission has been selected as one of 10 community organizations in the country to participate in the Resilience Dialogues. This public-private collaborative effort will help local communities address climate-related vulnerabilities explore their risks from climate variability and change and work, through a series of facilitated online dialogues, with…

Restoration Authority Seeks Advisory Committee Members

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority  is seeking applications to serve it’s Advisory Committee. See announcement  for further details. For more information, visit the SF Bay Restoration Authority’s website or contact Jessica Davenport, Program Staff, SF Bay Restoration Authority, at Jessica.Davenport@scc.ca.gov or 510-286-4164. Applications Due December 15, 2016

BCDC Commission Sea Level Rise Workshop #5

How to Implement Rising Sea Level Policy Recommendations? Commissioners, Alternates, and members of the public will hear a staff presentation on the proposed timeline for implementing the rising sea level recommendations approved on October 6, 2016 and then participate in a workshop to identify options for implementing the recommendations in a way that will increase…

Meet the ART Team

We are here to help! Learn more about our knowledgeable ART Program staff, who can assist you with understanding and using the tools and resources on the Portfolio, and connect you with other relevant information and expertise. Learn more at the ART Help Desk…

Resilient Oakland Playbook

On October 10th the city of Oakland released the Resilient Oakland Playbook, a broad set of strategies and actions to tackle challenges and threats ranging from social equity to climate change and sea level rise to seismic events. This includes equitable access to quality education and jobs, housing security, community safety and vibrant infrastructure, which…

Commission Approves Sea Level Rise Recommendations

On October 6 the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission voted unanimously to approve sea level rise policy recommendations that resulted from three public workshops held earlier this year. The Commission discussed the revised recommendations and voted to adopt the recommendations with two minor amendments and instructions to the staff to develop a broad…

New Maps and Data Page

The ART Program has published a new Maps and Data Products page highlighting currently available geospatial data and mapping products created by the ART Program to support climate resilience planning at both local and regional scales. Find out more…  

New Grant From Caltrans

MTC, BCDC and BARC received a grant from Caltrans to conduct a vulnerability assessment and develop adaptation strategies for transportation assets (roads, rail, Bay Trail, etc), Priority Development Areas, Priority Conservation Areas and communities with characteristics that make them more vulnerable to sea level rise. The work conducted under the grant will serve as the…

Contra Costa Working Group Meeting

The next Contra Costa ART Working Group meeting will be Wednesday, September 28th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. At this meeting we will be sharing adaptation responses developed for the project’s six key planning issues and asking for your assistance in testing and refining criteria we will use to evaluate select actions at the next…