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Pilot program focuses on resiliency

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Many local governments find themselves facing difficult climate resilience challenges with few financial resources or help from state or federal governments.  Climate resilience planning can be intimidating and overwhelming.  To help counties, GEOS Institute is launching a step-by-step guide and companion subscription service called “Climate Ready Communities” and is offering a pilot program to counties interested in participating.

The pilot program includes a free, step-by-step, comprehensive guide to climate resilience planning based on 10 years of experience helping communities understand and adapt to changing climate conditions.  Community engagement is a key component throughout the climate resilience planning process. In addition to the guide, the program includes an affordable, annual subscription service to support county elected leaders as they move through the seven-step process, as well as several add-on services, such as additional blocks of consulting time and on-site facilitation.

The deadline for applying is March 15.  Applications are available at For questions, please email or call 541.482.4459 x310.

GEOS Institute is a science-based non-profit headquartered in Jackson County, Ore., focused on climate solutions.

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