Impacts from climate change are being felt in all corners of Sonoma County. With rising sea levels eroding our coasts, wildfires threatening our forests, and extreme drought and weather events impacting our rivers, streams and reservoirs, Sonoma County’s beautiful lands are at the frontline of the climate crisis. But, if protected and managed with a climate-forward approach, these landscapes can be primed to better adapt to the changing climate. Healthy lands can even provide protection from impending climate hazards to residents of Sonoma County.
The County of Sonoma’s Climate Action and Resiliency Division (CARD) recognizes the importance of natural and working landscapes. The division strives to help design and implement best practices for land management that can both mitigate the severity of climate change as well as adapt to the rapidly changing climate reality.
- Sonoma County Climate Resilient Lands Strategy: Provides structure and guidance to climate-related efforts throughout the county, with a focus on natural and working lands.
- Sonoma-Marin Ag and County Climate Coalition: A pilot project to design, implement, and market carbon farm plans and climate-smart commodities throughout Sonoma and Marin counties.
- Climate Resilience Fund (CRF) Projects: CARD has overseen the distribution and implementation of the Climate Resilience Fund (CRF), which has been used to implement climate projects across the county. Some projects focus on the natural and working lands.