Climate Change

Two people walking in a flood with an umbrella.
Nuisance flooding in Norfolk, Virginia

Skylar Ballard, Chesapeake Bay Program

Climate change has already had a noticeable impact on the Chesapeake Bay and those who call it home.

The mission of the National Park Service is to “preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.”

To protect parks and all the benefits they provide for generations into the future, the National Park Service is taking action to address the climate crisis today.

Read the National Park Service's Coastal Adaptation Strategies Handbook and Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy.


Last updated: December 15, 2022

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