About the Project
Sonoma County Regional Parks has an extensive and well-utilized Parks system encompassing more than 50 parks and beaches from Petaluma to Gualala and Sonoma to Bodega Bay. Regional Parks also manages the county's largest ocean marina and largest extracurricular environmental education center.
Although these parks and preserves are exposed to climate risks such as wildfires and extreme heat, they also play a crucial role in protecting adjacent communities, and Sonoma County as a whole, against these risks – and promoting community wellbeing. To guide Sonoma County Regional Parks' planning for a future in the reality of a changing climate, The Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan (CARP) will serve as a roadmap to build resilience with the park system while reducing greenhouse gas emissions from park operations. To guide this planning effort, the County has enlisted the services of Rincon Consultants and BluePoint Planning.