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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

The climate is changing, and Oregonians must change with it. The purpose of the climate change vulnerability assessment is to better understand how to support all Oregonians during this time of change. The Department of Land Conservation and Development will accomplish this by providing people in all regions of the state with opportunities to tell us how climate change is, or might affect, their well-being, livelihoods, and cultural identity. State agencies will use this information when they develop or modify state policy, programs, and projects in response to climate change.

Climate Change Vulnerability Advisory Group

A Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Advisory Group will help guide the project. The advisory group will provide insight and act as a sounding board as DLCD plans and hosts a series of regional workshops. Meetings of the advisory group will be help virtually and will be open for public viewing and comment. To apply, fill out our online application by March 27, 2022.

DLCD will select 15 applicants in early April who represent diverse geographies and interests. The first meeting will be held virtually on April 21, 2022.

DLCD recognizes that to successfully meet our mission and agency values - including our commitment to racial equity - diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of this work. DLCD values the lived and professional experiences of individuals from historically and currently underserved and under-resourced communities. DLCD will strive to represent the following populations, and strongly encourage their participation:

  • Native American, members of Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes, American Indian, Alaska Natives
  • Black, African, African American
  • Latina, Latino, Latinx, Hispanic
  • Asian
  • Pacific Islander (including Compact of Free Association Citizens)
  • Immigrants, Refugees, Asylum-Seekers
  • Linguistically diverse, English language learners (ELL)
  • Women
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • People with disabilities
  • Farmworkers, Migrant Workers
  • Non-English speakers

If you would like to be considered for inclusion on the advisory team, please complete this brief form.

Si desea ser considerado para su inclusión en el equipo asesor, complete este breve formulario.

Online Participation

Survey (forthcoming)

Online Open House (materials forthcoming)

Online workshop (forthcoming)

Regional Meetings

Twelve regional Meetings will be held around the state. These meetings will begin in fall of 2022. DLCD also will host a virtual workshop for those who are unable to attend one of the regional workshops in person.

Accommodation Request

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development will make reasonable accommodations upon request. Please contact Christine Shirley at least 72 hours before the meeting, or by TTY: Oregon Relay Services (800) 735-2900.

Meeting Materials and Presentations

Staying Informed

Sign up for the for meeting announcements, draft publications and other information related to the DLCD work.

Related Resources


Chris Shirley
Climate Change Resilience Coordinator
Phone: 971-239-9457