CLIMATE & NATURAL RESOURCE ANALYSES AND PLANNING FOR THE NORTH COAST RESOURCE PARTNERSHIP
A Technical Memorandum Summarizing Data Products
Communities of California’s North Coast already experience climate-related impacts to their valuable natural resource base, impacts including droughts, floods, and wildfire, that are projected to potentially increase in both frequency and magnitude. This project provides regional data products that describe historical and potential future patterns linking climate, watersheds, and forests. The primary result of this project is a consistent knowledge base on local climate variability that members of the North Coast Resource Partnership can use across their region to create customized, yet comparable, data products to inform multiple long-term planning efforts.
Pepperwood partnered with the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) and West Coast Watershed to provide analysis and planning support for the following priority areas identified as part of the Regional Growth Council planning project for the North Coast Resource Partnership (NCRP) region.
- Priority 2: Climate change adaptation
- Priority 4: Forest ecology and watershed hydrology
- Priority 5: Groundwater analyses and planning