The California North-Central Coast and Russian River Watershed Resilient Lands and Waters Story Map
The California North-Central Coast and Russian River Watershed Resilient Lands and Waters site brings together 3,295 square miles of coast and ocean and 1,485 square miles of the Russian River watershed. Within this area, multiple federal, state, county, city and local governments, as well as universities, non-profit organizations and private landowners are working to understand the impacts of climate change on this region. Because of this, the California North-Central Coast and Russian River Watershed was appointed as one of President Obama’s priority areas under the Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative in 2016. This designation allowed for additional collaborative efforts between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) to develop key recommendations and to provide examples of climate adaptation within this region. Two offices within NOAA, The National Ocean Service (Office of National Marine Sanctuaries) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (Restoration Center and West Coast Region) combined with DOI’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have developed this story map to address climate-related issues in the region and detail current and proposed climate adaptation activities.