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Colorado Climate Preparedness Project

Bobbie Klein, Bill Travis

This Western Water Assessment-funded project addressed the state of Colorado’s progress toward the Governor’s goal of preparing the state to adapt to unavoidable climate change. The primary purpose is to set the stage for the next governor to continue to plan for climate variability and change by providing a catalog of climate vulnerabilities and current activities, personnel, products, and projects from Colorado and other entities along with policy relevant, but not prescriptive, suggestions for future actions. The project will focus on five key sectors:

  1. water
  2. agriculture
  3. wildlife, ecosystems and forestry
  4. climate-sensitive recreation and tourism
  5. energy


Activities include a literature search, structured interviews with key decision makers and other personnel, and creation of a database of climate response activities underway, planned and/or desired. A final report, Climate Preparedness in Colorado will summarize these efforts.