Rhode Island Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan | Beach SAMP


CRC is coordinating the development of the Rhode Island Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP), a state effort focused on providing coastal communities with science, tools and technical assistance so they can make confident policy decisions that reflect long-term commitment to resiliency and adaptation practice – a key approach for ensuring Rhode Island is able to deftly accommodate flooding and erosion, chief impacts of sea level rise and strong storms tied to climate change. This project is an effort of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), the state’s coastal administrator, and includes widespread participation among the public, private, academic and community sectors.

Visit the project at www.beachsamp.org


Rapid Property Assessment and Coastal Exposure | Rapid PACE

This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and provides tailored coastal exposure assessments to government planning staff and volunteer boards seeking information about the threat of coastal flooding from storms and sea level rise, and erosion, on properties. Site-specific information is compiled in the assessments and reflect current data from state government and University of Rhode Island mapping tools. Some information areas include marsh migration, flood evacuation routes, transportation impacts, and shoreline change maps.

For more information visit the Rapid PACE project page on the BeachSAMP website.

Providing Resilience Education for Planning in Rhode Island | PREP-RI

erosion_kidsThis project has been funded by the Rhode Island General Assembly to implement actions that would increase the capacity of municipal decision-makers to enhance local resilience to the effects of natural hazards and climate change, particularly sea level rise and storm surge.

This online module series aims to increase the capacity of municipal decision-makers to make effective choices supporting resilience to the current and future impacts of climate change. Relevant examples and lessons learned from Rhode Island communities are included, as well as ways to use resources and tools in decision-making. PREP-RI builds upon existing State efforts and is the product of collaboration among local experts and practitioners from a variety of fields.

Although geared toward municipal decision makers this online tool is available to anyone wishing to increase their knowledge of:

  • Climate Change in RI
  • Flooding
  • Infrastructure
  • Stormwater
  • Mapping Tools
  • Adaptation

Visit the PREP-RI website to participate.