NFWF Launches Tools for Investments in Coastal Resiliency
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced in May the release of Coastal Resilience Assessments and the creation of a new analytical tool that can identify specific coastal areas with the greatest potential to boost community resilience while also improving habitats for fish and wildlife.
Jeff Trandahl, executive director and CEO of NFWF said: “These assessments and this new tool will help conservation nonprofits, government agencies and local communities identify areas where they can maximize return on investment and achieve multiple community resilience and conservation outcomes.”
The datasets to analyze potential project sites throughout the U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific coastlines. The tool identifies “Resilience Hubs,” areas of open space surrounding the densest population centers and immediate community infrastructure, where valuable natural resources and habitats can provide protection to human populations and critical infrastructure that face the greatest risk of flooding from coastal storms and changing sea levels.
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