Adaptation

Prepare for impacts associated with a changing climate and more extreme weather events

We are helping our communities prepare for change by:

  • Planning growth to minimize exposure to fire, flood, drought
  • Updating development codes and educating property owners on risk reduction
  • Designing infrastructure that is resilient to extreme weather conditions
  • Strengthening local food systems and promoting sustainable agriculture that builds soil
  • Conserving water

Projects

  • Wildfire Smoke and Health Impacts – Partnered with Flathead County Health Department and received a grant from Flathead Electric – Round-up For Safety program to purchase 50 HEPA Air Filters for donation to seniors and individuals with respiratory illness.

  • Assisted with the Development of the Whitefish Climate Action Plan which provides recommendations for the city, school, and broader community about ways to conserve energy and design resilient infrastructure.
  • Conducted workshops with fire officials on best practices for FireSafe communities.  Visit FireSafe Montana.