Climate Action Plan Phase 3: Community Climate Resilience Plan

Climate Action Plan Phase 3

Draft Lane County Climate Resilience Plan
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Strategies Summary

The 21 strategies in this plan are organized into the different approaches that Lane County will take to implement them. For some, Lane County can act to implement the strategy. For others, the jurisdiction falls on many organizations, which provides Lane County an opportunity to support or convene partner organizations to accomplish these goals. The strategies are: 

  • At risk transportation corridors study and mapping
  • Increased FireWise program reach and capacity
  • Capital projects and construction resilience lens
  • Green infrastructure adoption and development
  • Mental health resilience programs
  • Model standards and creation of community resilience hubs
  • Renewable energy plus storage
  • Urban heat island mapping and mitigation
  • Workplace safety during extreme events
  • Personal emergency and evacuation preparedness programs
  • Climate resilience legislation
  • Coastal watersheds education and network programs
  • Household air filtration programs
  • Household energy resilience programs
  • Household scale vegetation management
  • Household water source diversification or storage
  • Resilient housing program support
  • Water quality testing assistance in wells
  • Food security and network capacity programs
  • Economic development in resilience sectors and practices
  • Streamside and estuary ecology and health programs
As Phase 3 of the Climate Action Plan moves from planning to implementation, Lane County will look to fund the strategies outlined through Federal, State, and other external resources.  

Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) Information

OCCRI developed a Future Conditions Report for Lane County. The report presents future climate projections for Lane County relevant to specified natural hazards for the 2020s (2010–2039) and 2050s (2040–2069) relative to the 1971–2000 historical baseline. The projections are presented for a lower greenhouse gas emissions scenario (RCP 4.5) and a higher greenhouse gas emissions scenario (RCP 8.5),and are based on multiple global climate models.

The report is available here.

OCCRI also presented to interested parties on July 12th. To see a recording of that meeting, click here. Access Passcode: ?tm2WtrY

Lane County Community Climate Resilience Plan:
Strategies Workshop

Held Saturday, June 25th

Lane County, alongside partners from Beyond Toxics and GEOS Institute, held a community strategies workshop last weekend on Saturday, June 25th. Over 20 community members came together to learn about what climate change will look like in Lane County and the ways it will impact the day to day lives of our communities.

Community members provided a wide range of recommendations to staff which are going to be a key component of the final list present in the Community Climate Resilience Plan!

What is Climate Resilience?

Lane County is experiencing many shifts in our climate and weather. Some of these have been gradual shifts, like increasingly disastrous wildfire seasons or lower river flows, and some have been new shorter-scale events, like heat domes or large winter storms. Because of the range of changes coming to Lane County, we have to prepare in different ways for each of those. Developing a Climate Resilience Plan will allow us to anticipate, plan for, avoid the worst of, and recover quicker from these diverse changes.

Contact Information
Mark Nystrom
Lane County Climate Strategist


Cody Kleinsmith
Climate Resilience Analyst