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The respected guidebook “Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional and State Governments” provides step-wise guidance on how jurisdictions can build adaptive capacity by engaging in adaptation planning. However, guidance is only useful if implemented, and education and outreach are critical predecessors to the implementation. The Padilla Bay NERR’s Coastal Training Program Coordinator solicited assistance from Washington Sea Grant, the UW Climate Impacts Group, and King County Executive Office to develop a introductory level guidebook-based training for city and county planners and related professionals. This talk will describe the steps taken to develop the training and outcomes of the training, as well as future training needs that Sea Grant and NOAA may be able to fulfill. The speaker will highlight Washington-specific examples and address capacity issues for adaptation planning that are relevant to the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Speaker Bio

Katrina Hoffman is a Coastal Resources Specialist for Washington Sea Grant. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from Oberlin College and a Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Washington. Katrina has extensive experience as a marine science educator and has conducted policy research as well as ship-based oceanographic research in locations ranging from the California coast to Micronesia. Her work focuses on sustainable coastal community development and shoreline planning issues. Katrina is the co-coordinator of the Shoreline and Coastal Planners Group, a professional development forum for local planners and related professionals that has existed for three decades in Washington. She is currently serving as co-chair of the Sustainable Coastal Communities Action Coordination Team, one of several workgroups created to enable coast-wide implementation of the West Coast Governor’s Agreement on Ocean Health. She also coordinates the Green Shores Transboundary Working Group, a consortium of technical experts developing a shoreline-specific development rating and certification program modeled after LEEDTM. Based primarily out of the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Katrina collaborates heavily with the Washington Coastal Training Program.
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Funding provided by the Climate Program Office, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration to the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute.
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