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Flagstaff is expected to see a variety of threats from climate change. Please rank your level of concern about each threat, with 1 being very unconcerned and 5 being very concerned.

Wildfire
Response Percent Response Count
4 23.8% 5
5 76.2% 16
Flooding
Response Percent Response Count
2 4.8% 1
3 14.3% 3
4 28.6% 6
5 52.4% 11
Drought
Response Percent Response Count
1 9.5% 2
2 9.5% 2
3 9.5% 2
4 23.8% 5
5 47.6% 10
Extreme temperatures
Response Percent Response Count
1 9.5% 2
2 4.8% 1
3 23.8% 5
4 38.1% 8
5 23.8% 5
Warmer winters and less snowpack
Response Percent Response Count
1 4.8% 1
2 14.3% 3
3 19.0% 4
4 19.0% 4
5 42.9% 9
Poor air quality
Response Percent Response Count
1 4.8% 1
2 14.3% 3
3 33.3% 7
4 33.3% 7
5 9.5% 2
Longer allergy season
Response Percent Response Count
1 9.5% 2
2 23.8% 5
3 38.1% 8
4 23.8% 5
5 4.8% 1

In addition to physical systems, climate change will also impact human systems. Please rank your level of concern about each change, with 1 being very unconcerned and 5 being very concerned

Population growth
Response Percent Response Count
1 14.3% 3
2 9.5% 2
3 9.5% 2
4 19.0% 4
5 47.6% 10
Changes to tourism and the economy
Response Percent Response Count
1 4.8% 1
2 19.0% 4
3 23.8% 5
4 42.9% 9
5 9.5% 2
Stress to the energy grid
Response Percent Response Count
2 4.8% 1
3 42.9% 9
4 42.9% 9
5 9.5% 2
Water scarcity
Response Percent Response Count
1 4.8% 1
2 9.5% 2
3 4.8% 1
4 14.3% 3
5 66.7% 14
Heat stressed buildings and infrastructure
Response Percent Response Count
2 28.6% 6
3 28.6% 6
4 28.6% 6
5 14.3% 3
Cost of living
Response Percent Response Count
3 9.5% 2
4 28.6% 6
5 61.9% 13
Heat-related illnesses
Response Percent Response Count
1 9.5% 2
2 9.5% 2
3 42.9% 9
4 28.6% 6
5 9.5% 2
Mental health impacts
Response Percent Response Count
2 9.5% 2
3 33.3% 7
4 38.1% 8
5 19.0% 4
Food availability and affordability
Response Percent Response Count
2 4.8% 1
3 28.6% 6
4 28.6% 6
5 38.1% 8
Increased medical costs
Response Percent Response Count
2 14.3% 3
3 33.3% 7
4 23.8% 5
5 28.6% 6
Changes in the housing market
Response Percent Response Count
1 4.8% 1
2 4.8% 1
3 14.3% 3
4 23.8% 5
5 47.6% 10
Shifts in the job market
Response Percent Response Count
1 4.8% 1
2 9.5% 2
3 28.6% 6
4 28.6% 6
5 28.6% 6

How concerned are you that climate change will affect you directly? Please rate your level of concern, 1 being very unconcerned and 5 being very concerned.

Response Percent Response Count
3 9.5% 2
4 52.4% 11
5: Very Concerned 38.1% 8

How much of a threat do you think climate change poses to the Flagstaff community? Please rank, with 1 being very insignificant and 5 being very significant.

Response Percent Response Count
3 14.3% 3
4 52.4% 11
5:Very Significant 33.3% 7

How do you think climate change will affect you directly?

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Considering the impacts of climate change listed above, what challenges do you think your neighborhood will have in preparing for climate change?

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Considering the impacts of climate change listed above, what challenges do you think your household will have in preparing for climate change?

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The City of Flagstaff has a wide variety of projects and programs in place to address the impacts of climate change, a few of which are listed below. Please indicate your level of familiarity with these projects and programs, with 1 being not familiar and 5 being very familiar.

Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project
Response Percent Response Count
1 42.9% 9
2 14.3% 3
3 19.0% 4
4 14.3% 3
5 9.5% 2
Resilient Neighborhoods Network
Response Percent Response Count
1 47.6% 10
2 19.0% 4
3 28.6% 6
5 4.8% 1
Flagstaff HEPA Air Purifier Distribution Program
Response Percent Response Count
1 42.9% 9
2 14.3% 3
3 19.0% 4
4 14.3% 3
5 9.5% 2
Backup generators at water treatment facility
Response Percent Response Count
1 52.4% 11
2 19.0% 4
3 23.8% 5
4 4.8% 1
Rio de Flag Project
Response Percent Response Count
1 28.6% 6
2 19.0% 4
3 19.0% 4
4 23.8% 5
5 9.5% 2
Sustainability Leaders
Response Percent Response Count
1 47.6% 10
2 14.3% 3
3 9.5% 2
4 14.3% 3
5 14.3% 3
Fix it Clinic
Response Percent Response Count
1 52.4% 11
2 14.3% 3
3 9.5% 2
4 14.3% 3
5 9.5% 2

How likely are you to take the following actions to take to protect your home from climate change? Please rate your likelihood of taking each action, with 1 being very unlikely and 5 being very likely.

Attending a FireWise training and taking the actions discussed in the training to protect your home.
Response Percent Response Count
1 4.8% 1
2 28.6% 6
3 33.3% 7
4 28.6% 6
5 4.8% 1
Adding air conditioning to your home.
Response Percent Response Count
1 4.8% 1
2 14.3% 3
3 28.6% 6
4 23.8% 5
5 28.6% 6
Buying flood insurance.
Response Percent Response Count
1 33.3% 7
2 9.5% 2
3 28.6% 6
4 14.3% 3
5 14.3% 3
Removing dead plants and pine needles from around your home.
Response Percent Response Count
1 4.8% 1
3 33.3% 7
4 19.0% 4
5 42.9% 9
Installing a pump to protect the low areas in your home from flooding.
Response Percent Response Count
1 42.9% 9
2 9.5% 2
3 19.0% 4
4 19.0% 4
5 9.5% 2
Insulating your attic.
Response Percent Response Count
1 23.8% 5
2 23.8% 5
3 9.5% 2
4 4.8% 1
5 38.1% 8

How likely are you to take the following actions to take to protect your livelihood from climate change? Please rate your likelihood of taking each action, with 1 being very unlikely and 5 being very likely.

Supporting local businesses.
Response Percent Response Count
2 4.8% 1
3 9.5% 2
4 28.6% 6
5 57.1% 12
Purchasing a more robust home insurance policy.
Response Percent Response Count
1 19.0% 4
2 9.5% 2
3 33.3% 7
4 23.8% 5
5 14.3% 3
Changing careers.
Response Percent Response Count
1 33.3% 7
2 42.9% 9
3 9.5% 2
4 4.8% 1
5 9.5% 2
Moving out of Flagstaff.
Response Percent Response Count
1 28.6% 6
2 14.3% 3
3 28.6% 6
4 23.8% 5
5 4.8% 1

How likely are you to take the following actions to take to protect your neighborhood from climate change? Please rate your likelihood of taking each action, with 1 being very unlikely and 5 being very likely.

Joining a neighborhood group working on resilience, with the help of the City’s Resilient Neighborhoods Network.
Response Percent Response Count
1 9.5% 2
2 19.0% 4
3 9.5% 2
4 38.1% 8
5 23.8% 5
Participating in a neighborhood tool lending library.
Response Percent Response Count
1 14.3% 3
2 14.3% 3
3 23.8% 5
4 23.8% 5
5 23.8% 5
Developing a neighborhood plan of action for emergencies.
Response Percent Response Count
1 4.8% 1
2 9.5% 2
3 28.6% 6
4 33.3% 7
5 23.8% 5
Advocating for neighborhood parks and greenspaces to decrease urban heat issues.
Response Percent Response Count
1 4.8% 1
3 23.8% 5
4 23.8% 5
5 47.6% 10

When preparing for the impacts of climate change, we know not all neighborhoods in Flagstaff will experience impacts in the same ways. Which neighborhood in Flagstaff do you think needs the most assistance?

Response Percent Response Count
Central North (Cherry Hill, Clark Homes, Downtown, Hospital Hill, McMillan Mesa, North End, Switzer Ridge, Townsite) 10.0% 2
East (Grandview, Greenlaw, Pine Park Manor, Shadow Mountain, Siler Homes, Sunnyside, Swiss Manor) 45.0% 9
Northeast (Christmas Tree, Mobile Haven, Mount Elden Foothills, Rain Valley, Smokerise) 15.0% 3
Central South (Brannen Homes, La Plaza Vieja, NAU, Rio Homes, Sawmill, Southside) 20.0% 4
Southwest (Equestrian Estates, University Heights, University Highlands) 5.0% 1
West (Boulder Pointe, Presidio, Railroad Springs, Timber Sky, West Village, Woodlands Village) 5.0% 1
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November 1, 2021, 9:20 PM
  • Flagstaff is expected to see a variety of threats from climate change. Please rank your level of concern about each threat, with 1 being very unconcerned and 5 being very concerned.
    • Wildfire - 5
    • Flooding - 4
    • Drought - 4
    • Extreme temperatures - 4
    • Warmer winters and less snowpack - 3
    • Poor air quality - 3
    • Longer allergy season - 3
  • In addition to physical systems, climate change will also impact human systems. Please rank your level of concern about each change, with 1 being very unconcerned and 5 being very concerned
    • Population growth - 4
    • Changes to tourism and the economy - 3
    • Stress to the energy grid - 4
    • Water scarcity - 5
    • Heat stressed buildings and infrastructure - 4
    • Cost of living - 5
    • Heat-related illnesses - 3
    • Mental health impacts - 3
    • Food availability and affordability - 5
    • Increased medical costs - 3
    • Changes in the housing market - 5
    • Shifts in the job market - 5
  • How concerned are you that climate change will affect you directly? Please rate your level of concern, 1 being very unconcerned and 5 being very concerned.
    • 5: Very Concerned
  • How much of a threat do you think climate change poses to the Flagstaff community? Please rank, with 1 being very insignificant and 5 being very significant.
    • 5:Very Significant
  • How do you think climate change will affect you directly?
    well I hope there won't be extreme water shortages widespread fires, poor air quality and blocked highways - lack of access to food and resources and increased social stress and conflict - but they're all possible
  • Considering the impacts of climate change listed above, what challenges do you think your neighborhood will have in preparing for climate change?

    My neighborhood runs the risk of wildfire damage and ruin - and water shortages

  • Considering the impacts of climate change listed above, what challenges do you think your household will have in preparing for climate change?

    I don't have my own water source or food source - I - like most local neighbors - am dependent on local grocery stores and water resources - I don't own my own home (yet) - I don't have any rainwater catchment or graywater recycling and I don't grow my own food. As resources become more and more scarce and competitive, I am not prepared to be self-sufficient in any way. I am completely at the mercy at what my community can provide.

  • The City of Flagstaff has a wide variety of projects and programs in place to address the impacts of climate change, a few of which are listed below. Please indicate your level of familiarity with these projects and programs, with 1 being not familiar and 5 being very familiar.
    • Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project - 1
    • Resilient Neighborhoods Network - 2
    • Flagstaff HEPA Air Purifier Distribution Program - 3
    • Backup generators at water treatment facility - 2
    • Rio de Flag Project - 1
    • Sustainability Leaders - 2
    • Fix it Clinic - 1
  • How likely are you to take the following actions to take to protect your home from climate change? Please rate your likelihood of taking each action, with 1 being very unlikely and 5 being very likely.
    • Attending a FireWise training and taking the actions discussed in the training to protect your home. - 4
    • Adding air conditioning to your home. - 3
    • Buying flood insurance. - 3
    • Removing dead plants and pine needles from around your home. - 4
    • Installing a pump to protect the low areas in your home from flooding. - 3
    • Insulating your attic. - 3
  • How likely are you to take the following actions to take to protect your livelihood from climate change? Please rate your likelihood of taking each action, with 1 being very unlikely and 5 being very likely.
    • Supporting local businesses. - 5
    • Purchasing a more robust home insurance policy. - 4
    • Changing careers. - 5
    • Moving out of Flagstaff. - 3
  • How likely are you to take the following actions to take to protect your neighborhood from climate change? Please rate your likelihood of taking each action, with 1 being very unlikely and 5 being very likely.
    • Joining a neighborhood group working on resilience, with the help of the City’s Resilient Neighborhoods Network. - 5
    • Participating in a neighborhood tool lending library. - 3
    • Developing a neighborhood plan of action for emergencies. - 3
    • Advocating for neighborhood parks and greenspaces to decrease urban heat issues. - 3
  • When preparing for the impacts of climate change, we know not all neighborhoods in Flagstaff will experience impacts in the same ways. Which neighborhood in Flagstaff do you think needs the most assistance?
    • East (Grandview, Greenlaw, Pine Park Manor, Shadow Mountain, Siler Homes, Sunnyside, Swiss Manor)
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Wildfire
Flooding
Drought
Extreme temperatures
Warmer winters and less snowpack
Poor air quality
Longer allergy season
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Population growth
Changes to tourism and the economy
Stress to the energy grid
Water scarcity
Heat stressed buildings and infrastructure
Cost of living
Heat-related illnesses
Mental health impacts
Food availability and affordability
Increased medical costs
Changes in the housing market
Shifts in the job market
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