Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays

Peconic Estuary Program Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan Final Report

In 2016 PEP embarked on a Climate Ready Assessment (CRA) Project with Anchor QEA, LLC. to incorporate climate change into an updated CLPS, to conduct a risk-based climate change vulnerability assessment, and to develop an adaptation action plan consistent with USEPA’s Climate Ready Estuaries Program. PEP has completed a risk-based assessment, to account for future sea level rise, storm inundation and erosion potential. Based on the results of this assessment, a Climate Ready Action Plan was developed to address prioritized climate change risks and vulnerabilities in the Peconic Estuary watershed. The Climate Ready Action Plan is a guide for the municipalities and resources managers in the Peconic Estuary.

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