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Coastal Assets Report

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This page provides access to the report titled:

Adapting To Climate Change in Coastal Parks:
Estimating the Exposure of Park Assets to 1 m of Sea-Level Rise

Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NRSS/GRD/NRR—2015/916



Map of Parks Included in Report

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Report by Chapters

Front Matter [PDF]

  • Cover and Title Pages
  • Contents
  • Figures
  • Tables
  • Appendices
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments

Executive Summary [PDF]

Introduction [PDF]

Methods [PDF]

  • Broad Categorization of Extremely Low Elevation Units
  • "First-Cut" of Assets in High Elevation Units
  • Park Visits
  • GIS Analysis of Assets
  • Final WCU Categorization of Assets: High or Limited Exposure to SLR
  • Park Review
  • FMSS Limitations and Asset Exclusions

Results & Discussion [PDF]

  • Overview & Exposure Breakdown
  • Low Exposure Group
  • Intermediate Exposure Group
  • High Exposure Group
  • Service-Wide Exposure & Risk
  • FMSS, NPS Resources and Adaptation
  • Case Study: Hurricane Sandy and GATE
  • Hurricane Sandy Lessons

Conclusions and Next Steps [PDF]

Appendix A: GIS Data Sources by Unit [PDF]

Appendix B: Summary and Description of Results and Asset Fields [PDF]

  • Summary
  • Asset Exclusions
  • *Notes Pertaining to Asset Lists

 

 


Authors

Katie McDowell Peek
Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28734

Robert S. Young
Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28734

Rebecca L. Beavers
Geologic Resources Division
National Park Service
Lakewood, Colorado 80235

Cat Hawkins Hoffman
Climate Change Response Program
National Park Service
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

Brian T. Diethorn
Park Facilities Management Division & Resource Information Services Division
Colorado State University
National Park Service Lakewood, Colorado 80235

Shawn Norton
Sustainable Operations and Climate Change
National Park Service
Washington, DC 20005

Park Appendices

Appendix C: Northeast Region Results

Acadia National Park (ACAD) [PDF]

Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS) [PDF]

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area (BOHA) [PDF]

Boston National Historical Park (BOST) [PDF]

Castle Clinton National Monument (CACL) [PDF]

Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO) [PDF]

Fire Island National Seashore (FIIS) [PDF]

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (FOMC) [PDF]

Gateway National Recreation Area (GATE) [PDF]

George Washington Birthplace National Monument (GEWA) [PDF]

Governors Island National Monument (GOIS) [PDF]

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (NEBE) [PDF]

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (SAHI) [PDF]

Salem Maritime National Historic Site (SAMA) [PDF]

Statue of Liberty National Monument (STLI) [PDF]

Appendix D: Southeast Region Results

Big Cypress National Preserve (BICY) [PDF]

Biscayne National Park (BISC) [PDF]

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CAHA) [PDF]

Cape Lookout National Seashore (CALO) [PDF]

Canaveral National Seashore (CANA) [PDF]

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (CASA) [PDF]

Cumberland Island National Seashore (CUIS [PDF]

De Soto National Memorial (DESO) [PDF]

Everglades National Park (EVER) [PDF]

Fort Pulaski National Monument (FOPU) [PDF]

Fort Sumter National Monument (FOSU) [PDF]

Gulf Islands National Seashore (GUIS) [PDF]

Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (TIMU) [PDF]

Appendix E: Pacific West Region Results

Cabrillo National Monument (CABR) [PDF]

Channel Islands National Park (CHIS) [PDF]

Fort Point National Historic Site (FOPO) [PDF]

Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA) [PDF]

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (LEWI) [PDF]

Olympic National Park (OLYM) [PDF]

Point Reyes National Seashore (PORE) [PDF]

Redwood National Park (REDW) [PDF]

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (SAFR) [PDF]

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SAMO) [PDF]

Appendix F: Intermountain Region Results

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park (PAAL) [PDF]

Padre Island National Seashore (PAIS) [PDF]



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Related Links

  • IRMA—data and information on park-related resources

Key Contact

Rebecca BeaversRebecca Beavers, PhD
Coastal Geology & Coastal Adaptation to Climate Change Coordinator
Geologic Resources Division
12795 West Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
(303) 987-6945 (office)
(720) 519-5085 (cell)
Contact - Rebecca Beavers


Harold (Hal) PrangerHarold (Hal) Pranger
Geologic Features and Systems Branch Chief
Geologic Resources Division
12795 West Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
(303) 969-2018 (office)
Contact - Hal Pranger


Geologic Resources Division Mailing Address
National Park Service
Geologic Resources Division
P.O. Box 25287
Denver, Colorado 80225-0287


Last Updated: June 19, 2015

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Acadia
Assateague Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston National Historical
Castle Clinton
Cape Cod
Fire Island
Fort McHenry
Gateway
George Washington Birthplace
Governors Island
New Bedford Whaling
Sagamore Hill
Salem Maritime
Statue of Liberty
Big Cypress
Biscayne
Cape Hatteras
Cape Lookout
Canaveral
Castillo de San Marcos
Cumberland Island
De Soto
Everglades
Fort Pulaski
Fort Sumter
Gulf Islands
Timucuan
Cabrillo
Channel Islands
Fort Point
Golden Gate
Lewis and Clark
Olympic
Point Reyes
Redwood
San Francisco Maritime
Santa Monica Mountains
Palo Alto Battlefield
Padre Island