Climate Resilience for Washington
   

 
"Smart carbon policy means that we must both reduce carbon pollution and strengthen our communities.
We must make this a win-win proposition 
for all Washingtonians.”
                                                                                                             ~ Commissioner Franz

 

 
 
Climate change presents critical challenges for the Washington Department of Natural Resources in fulfilling its mission. DNR is pleased to present this agency-wide climate resilience plan, which highlights actions the agency can take to ensure it is prepared for, and adapting to, climate-related changes. The plan also identifies high-priority opportunities to support coordination, investment, and implementation among DNR and its partners.
 
Key principles from the plan include the need for proactive preparation and the need to expand collaboration. The resilience plan also includes seven chapters on resource-specific needs and opportunities, including priority responses for DNR’s programs in the following areas: Forest management; Agriculture, Grazing, and Leased Trust Upland Management; Ecosystem Conservation, Natural Areas, and Natural Heritage Programs; Aquatic Resources and Coastal Management; Landslides, Tsunami, Groundwater, and the Washington Geological Survey; Wildfire Management; and Recreation.
 
In addition, the plan calls out the need for emissions reduction and carbon sequestration and storage in order to reduce the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere consistent with the targets in the Paris Agreement.
 
Full copy of the plan: [PDF link available soon]
 
Executive summary: [PDF link available soon]