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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.

Regional Workshops

Twelve regional workshops will be held around the state. These meetings will be held in fall of 2022, and spring of 2023. DLCD also will host a virtual workshop for those who are unable to attend one of the regional workshops in person.

The first round of six in-person workshops will be held in eastern Oregon.


Agendas for each of the 3-hour workshops will be similar. Using interactive activities, participants will 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. Our state agency partners will provide light refreshments.

Workshop website

Climate Change Vulnerability Advisory Group

A 15-person Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Advisory Group will helps 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

Accommodation Request

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development will make reasonable accommodations upon request. Please contact Elliott Eastman at elliott.eastman@dlcd.oregon.gov or 503-934-0000 at least 72 hours before the meeting, or by TTY: Oregon Relay Services (800) 735-2900.

Online Participation

Survey (forthcoming)

Online Open House (materials forthcoming)

Online workshop (forthcoming)

Staying Informed

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

Related Resources

Contact

Chris Shirley
Climate Change Resilience Coordinator
christine.shirley@dlcd.oregon.gov
Phone: 971-239-9457