Climate Change

Park Reports and Case Studies

Integrated Coastal Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment at Colonial National Historical Park
With Colonial National Historical Park as the pilot, partners from the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center developed and tested a climate change vulnerability assessment approach that considers a subset of climate drivers and potential associated vulnerabilities of natural resources, cultural resources, and facilities. The method is relatively rapid, using best available science, relying on existing data, and capturing expert knowledge. Vulnerability is scored as low, moderate, or high, based on exposure to climate drivers and sensitivity of each resource. The resulting reports are now available:

Last updated: July 9, 2021