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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 Analysis Draft

The draft of the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment summarizes results from a statewide survey, interviews, and workshops aimed at discovering how climate change is impacting the lives of people living in Oregon. Results are intended to help state agencies develop regionally appropriate climate change adaptation measures. The Assessment also suggests a set of statewide strategies for improving interagency coordination and the deployment of climate change adaptation measures. 

Comments on the draft report may be submitted to in the body of an email or as comment boxes in the draft PDF file.

Click here to view the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment draft.

Regional Workshops

Twelve regional workshops for the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment process were held around Oregon in the fall of 2022 and the spring of 2023.

The first round of six in-person workshops was held in Eastern Oregon. The next round of in-person workshops took place in Western Oregon. Workshop locations, dates, and times are listed below.

Agendas for each of the three-hour workshops are similar. Using interactive activities, participants identified what they valued within their communities and then explored how changing weather patterns might affect those values. 

Climate Change Vulnerability Advisory Group

A 15-person Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Advisory Group helped guide the project. The advisory group provided insight and acted as a sounding board as DLCD planned and hosted a series of regional workshops. Meetings of the advisory group were held virtually and were open for public viewing and comment.

Meeting Materials and Presentations

Staying Informed

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Related Resources


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