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Cape Cod National Seashore Scenario Planning

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Pilot Project participants using a mapping tool

DOT Volpe

Interagency

Climate Change

Scenario Planning

Cape Cod

Pilot Project

The Interagency Climate Change Scenario Planning Cape Cod Pilot Project was established to develop a successful and replicable process for integrating climate change mitigation and adaptation measures into a transportation and land use planning strategy. Analysis included identifying different areas suitable for varying levels of growth or preservation based on sea level rise vulnerability, and opportunities to implement transportation measures which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions built upon sound land use planning, transportation planning, and environmental considerations. Led by the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Volpe Transportation Center (with selected consultants), the study area for the pilot project includes the15 towns ofCape Cod. Planning Group members include: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Cape Cod Commission.

Read more about Cape Cod National Seashore's involvement in climate change scenario planning at these links:

Pilot Project Brief

Please also see project webpages on DOT Volpe site including 2011 reports

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Did You Know?

Spadefoot Toad

An abundance of sandy soil and shallow freshwater ponds for breeding make Cape Cod National Seashore an ideal landscape for Spadefoot Toads. A Threatened Species, the Seashore supports their largest known population in the Northeast. Some park roads are closed on rainy nights to protect them.