Is regional coordination the best way to address the impacts of Sea Level Rise locally?
Research Survey on Regional Coordination of Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning in the Humboldt Bay Region
This public survey by the County of Humboldt will inform their Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Regional Planning Feasibility Study, a project funded by a California Coastal Commission local coastal program grant (LCP-19-01). The goal of this project is to develop options for sea level rise adaptation planning in the Humboldt Bay region that will foster a cooperative and coordinated regional approach to the identification, funding, and implementation of various sea level rise adaptation policies and strategies and measures. This region contains many critical assets owned and/or operated by various public and private entities, located in multiple hydrologic units (an area of land that drains into a specific hydrologic feature such as a stream), and in multiple federal, state, and local governmental jurisdictions with regulatory authority over development or public trust responsibility.
This survey will help the County identify and understand the roles, responsibilities, needs and concerns of those that could be involved in sea level rise planning efforts within the Humboldt Bay region. The County hopes to identify ways collaborative adaptation efforts could be advanced. Results of this survey will be reported in a future informative community workshop and presentations. Data collected will also be incorporated into the Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Regional Planning Feasibility Study.
This is an anonymous survey with no foreseeable risks associated with your participation although OpenGov will ask if would like your name posted for an optional public comment section the end of this survey. If you agree to participate, you will be asked to answer questions about your opinions on sea level rise impacts and planning in the Humboldt Bay region. No identifiable personal information will be collected unless you would like to share your name for the public comment or you would like to share your email in order to be contacted for future updates on the County’s sea level rise project. There are also a few voluntary general location and non-identifiable demographic information questions.
This information is being collected by the County of Humboldt Planning and Building Department - Long Range Planning. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Wickman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-445-7245.
Sea level rise information is available on the County’s webpage: https://humboldtgov.org/1678/Local-Coastal-Plan-Update
The Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Regional Planning Feasibility study is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade Dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment-particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.
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