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Adapting to Climate Change at the Watershed Scale

Huron River Watershed Council

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2011–April 30, 2013
  • Location Ann Arbor, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Ingham, Jackson, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, Wayne

About this grant

Local communities in the Great Lakes basin already are beginning to notice impacts from climate change, and many of the most serious consequences will impact the hydrologic cycle. The Huron River Watershed Council, one of the most well-respected organizations of its type in the Great Lakes basin, proposes to develop a climate adaptation plan for its home watershed through a series of workshops and work groups over the course of 12 months. The process and action plan will be captured in a summary document that will be shared with regional, national, and binational entities working on climate change, so that the experience in the Huron River watershed can serve as a model for other local efforts and inform the policy development process.