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Lessons Learned from Local Governments Incorporating Sea Level Rise In Shoreline Master Programs

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21-06-014July 2021
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Author(s) Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program
The purpose of this study is to share lessons learned and case studies from communities in Washington that have taken steps to include sea level rise considerations in Shoreline Master Programs (SMPs). The study identifies success strategies, challenges, needs, and opportunities for local governments. It is intended to foster knowledge-sharing between jurisdictions and convey experiences from local governments that are planning for sea level rise within SMPs and across planning jurisdictions and authorities.
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Keywords hazard resilience, SMPs, local government, shoreline management act, shoreline management, Shoreline Master Program, Puget Sound, sea level rise, sea level rise and coastal management, sea level rise regulation, shoreline planning, coastal hazards, sea level rise planning, local governments

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