- Rick Bonetti
Medford Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency Plan
Updated: Nov 27, 2022
On February 10, 2022 Matt Brinkley, AICP CFM Planning Director for the City of Medford, OR presented an informational update to the Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency Plan (CCARP) to the Mayor and City Council.
This study process started two years ago. The 2022 document drafted by staff is "a preliminary evaluation of the climate factors that may impact Medford. The report focuses on city-wide, and in some instances, region-wide vulnerabilities under five key categories: Natural Systems, Economy, Built Environment, Public Health, and Community."
Various documents were studied, which indicate that "the Southern Oregon region will become more prone to extreme heat events and drought, ultimately becoming more Mediterranean... This plan focuses on building community resilience through adaptation to changes that are inevitable."
The report draws upon the following resources;
Fifth Oregon Climate Assessment January 5, 2021
Climate Change and Adaptation in Southwest Oregon
Preparing For Climate Change in the Rogue River Basin of Southwest Oregon