Where to Start

There are lots of tools and guidance documents out there to help communities understand how they are vulnerable to coastal hazards and identify actions to take. Sometimes CAW partners worry there may be too many! So, in order to help NH coastal communities avoid information overload, we have gathered a few resources that CAW partners find most useful. That said, if you don’t find what you’re looking for here or are looking for guidance on a specific issue, don’t hesitate to CAWn-tact us and we can point you in the right direction. You can also check out our Project Portal.

Go to the New Hampshire Coastal Viewer

The New Hampshire Coastal Viewer is a user friendly online mapping tool that combines spatial data about coastal watershed resources and hazards together in one place for you to access and share. Users can explore sea-level rise scenario maps, tax parcel boundaries, critical facilities, wetlands distribution maps, and many more data sets; display the data in multiple ways; and create, print, and share customized maps. The Coastal Viewer is managed by the University of New Hampshire Earth Systems Research Center.

Go to the Resource Library

The CAW Resource Library provides a selection of resources about climate preparedness planning that CAW members find useful for coastal municipal decision makers.

On Twitter

The Aquatic Resource Mitigation (ARM) Fund program is preparing for the 2021 grant round with an announcement of $2 million available in the Salmon Falls – Piscataqua River watershed. Learn more: https://www.des.nh.gov/blog/protecting-and-restoring-aquatic-resources
(Image credit: Jan McClure, The Nature Conservancy)

Portsmouth City Council votes to endorse more than $3 million in projects to protect city-owned Prescott Park from flooding and climate change threats https://www.seacoastonline.com/story/news/local/2021/02/23/portsmouth-nh-council-backs-projects-protect-prescott-park/4554165001/ @seacoastonline @FostersDailyDem