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.
Twelve regional workshops will be held around the state. These meetings will be held in fall of 2022, and spring of 2023. DLCD will host a statewide virtual workshop for youth.
The first round of six in-person workshops was held in eastern Oregon. The next round of in-person workshops will take place in Western Oregon in March. Workshop locations, dates, and times are listed below.
Agendas for each of the 3-hour workshops are similar. Using interactive activities, participants identify what they value within their communities and then explore how changing weather patterns might affect those values. State agencies will use this information when they develop or modify state policy, programs, and projects in response to climate change.
Please register if you plan to attend one or more of the in-person workshops. At least the first 20 people to register and attend the workshop will receive a $50 Amazon gift card in appreciation of you sharing your time and expertise. Indicate on the registration form your desire to receive a gift card. We also will use registration information to plan food, support for non-English speakers, assess the need for childcare, and other accommodations.
Climate Change Vulnerability Advisory Group
A 15-person Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Advisory Group will help to guide the project. The advisory group will provides insight and act as a sounding board as DLCD plans and hosts a series of regional workshops. Meetings of the advisory group will be held virtually and will be open for public viewing and comment.
Meeting Materials and Presentations
The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development will make reasonable accommodations upon request. Please contact Elliott Eastman at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-934-0000 at least 72 hours before the meeting, or by TTY: Oregon Relay Services (800) 735-2900.
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