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Updating the State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document

The State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document, initially adopted in 2010 and updated in 2013, provides guidance to state agencies for incorporating sea-level rise projections into planning, permitting, investment and other decisions. Now, the California Ocean Protection Council and the California Natural Resources Agency, in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, California Energy Commission, and the California Ocean Science Trust, are updating this statewide guidance to reflect recent advances in ice loss science and projections of sea-level rise. The updated guidance will focus on the needs of state agencies and local governments. It will help cities and counties as they comply with a new law that requires them to incorporate climate change into their planning efforts.  The updated guidance document will also assist state agencies prepare for, and adapt to climate change, as directed by Governor Brown’s recent Executive Order.

We will be soliciting feedback on a draft policy guidance framework during four public workshops across the state:

South Coast ⋅ Tuesday, May 16 ⋅ 1 pm – 4 pm
Environmental Learning Center at Hyperion
12000 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Bay Area ⋅ Monday, May 22 ⋅ 1:30 pm – 5 pm *
455 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
*a Safeguarding California Workshop will take place here earlier in the day at 9:30am – 12:30 pm

North Coast ⋅ Thursday, June 8 ⋅ 9 am – 12 pm
Sequoia Conference Center
901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501

San Diego ⋅ Monday, June 12 ⋅ 1:30 pm – 5 pm
University of San Diego
Mother Rosalie Hall, Warren Auditorium
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

 

For more information, please see Updating the State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document