Resilience planning refers to the capacity of individuals, communities, and systems to anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to changing conditions, recover from threats, and thrive in the future. Communities that have invested in resilience planning will recover rapidly from natural and man-made disasters while improving the quality of life for residents and visitors.
The City of Mt. Shasta in January 2017 was chosen with nine other communities throughout the United States to participate in a national resiliency dialogue hosted by the U.S. Global Research Program and the American Geophysical Union’s Thriving Earth Exchange. The dialogue is part of a public-private collaboration to help local communities address climate-related vulnerabilities. The City of Mt. Shasta will work with national climate experts and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research at the state level.
The Planning Department with select community members will participate in the dialogues and present findings to the Planning Commission and City Council in June of 2017. The end product will be a synthesis document focusing on the community’s specific challenges, opportunities, and tools to integrate resiliency into City policies.
The City of Mt. Shasta relies on a number of data sources for climate and natural hazard data. The following data sources are frequently used for city policy decisions:
Climate Resilience Documents
Resilience Dialogue Synthesis Report (Coming in June/July 2017)