Mt. Shasta Participates in Resilience Dialogs

This spring, Mt. Shasta was one of ten cities selected to participate in a national effort, to respond coherently to climate change. These “Resilience Dialogues” connect subject matter experts with local community leaders to talk about what climate change means here, and what we can do about it.

We were happy to contribute our time and knowledge to the local effort, led by Mt. Shasta City Planner Juliana Lucchesi. She invited planning commissioners and community organizations for a week of focused evaluation, followed by a week of analysis of methods for reducing climate vulnerability.

More information is posted on the city’s website. The website notes, “The City of Mt. Shasta will work with national climate experts and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research at the state level…Next steps and the final report will be presented at the August 15, 2017 Planning Commission meeting and August 28, 2017 City Council meeting.”

Nationally, outcomes from various city dialogs are posted here, including a link to Mt. Shasta’s “Final Synthesis Report” created following the local discussions.

If Juliana’s vision and leadership throughout the Resilience Dialogues is any indication, Mt. Shasta will be a model of climate responsiveness in strategic rural communities by the end of this decade.

– Angelina Cook