Preparing for Climate Change in Rye

Project staff and a local steering committee organized a workshop series about climate change in Rye. The workshops introduced the science and local impacts of climate change, delivered an overview of planning tools to adapt to climate change, hosted a walking tour to understand how salt marshes are affected by sea level rise and how they contribute to resiliency, and transitioned the town’s participation into a follow up project (Tides to Storms). In addition to reported increases in knowledge, the community generated a list of prioritized concerns and began a dialogue about possible action items to adapt to climate change.

Project Lead

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, New Hampshire Sea Grant, and Rockingham Planning Commission


New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program

Time Frame

Start: July 1, 2013
End: December 31, 2015

Preparing for Climate Change in Rye