Eastern Shore Land Conservancy

Mainstreaming Sea Level Rise Preparedness in Local Planning and Policy on Maryland's Eastern Shore

Thank you for your interest in our sea level rise report, “Mainstreaming Sea Level Rise Preparedness in Local Planning and Policy on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.” We’ve provided some instruction on how to best use this document, as it is long and written by multiple authors and institutions.

Mainstreaming Sea Level Rise Preparedness in Local Planning and Policy (ESLC) – The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy wrote this report to serve as an overview of the project and summary of its findings and recommendations. This section is geared towards the general public, elected officials, community leaders, etc.

Higher Standards: Opportunities for Enhancing Flood Resilience (Georgetown Climate Center) – This report contains recommendations and model language written by the Georgetown Climate Center pertaining to floodplain, zoning, and regulatory standards. This section is geared towards local government staff and decision makers on the Eastern Shore.

Integrating Resilience into Local Capital Improvement Programs (Environmental Finance Center) – This report contains recommendations and best practices written by the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center pertaining to capital improvement planning. This section is geared towards local government staff and decision makers on the Eastern Shore.

County Sea Level Rise Scenarios GIS Reports (Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative) – These flood vulnerability studies are an in-depth look at sea level rise and flood risks for communities on the Eastern Shore. Each report contains maps, detailed flooding information, hazard analysis, and damage estimates. This section is geared towards members of the community, elected officials, local government staff, decision makers, etc.

Caroline County GIS Report

Cecil County GIS Report

Dorchester County GIS Report

Queen Anne’s County GIS Report

Talbot County GIS Report

 

Any questions about this report can be addressed to Jim Bass, Coastal Resilience Specialist, at jbass@eslc.org.

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