Introduction - Coastal Resilience Master Plan (CRMP) Survey

In November 2018, Governor Northam issued Executive Order 24, directing the Commonwealth’s Chief Resilience Officer (The Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources), with the assistance of the Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection, to develop a comprehensive Coastal Resilience Master Plan (CRMP), in cooperation with residents, stakeholders, and localities in the coastal regions of Virginia. This effort as outlined in  the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Planning Framework, released October, 2020, will identify and address unique and shared flooding challenges that residents within the 8 coastal PDCs experience along Virginia’s diverse coastline.

The first Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan will be completed in November 2021.  Additional iterations will evolve as research progresses, community planning continues, and projects are implemented. The Commonwealth is committed to an enduring planning process that ensures continuity in long-term coastal adaptation and protection.

The goals of this project are to:

    1. Identify priority projects to increase the resilience of coastal communities, including both built and natural assets at risk due to sea level rise and flooding

    2. Establish a financing strategy, informed by regional differences and equity considerations, to support execution of the plan

    3. Effectively incorporate climate change projections into all of the Commonwealth’s programs addressing coastal region built and natural infrastructure at risk due to sea level rise and flooding

    4. Coordinate all state, federal, regional, and local coastal region adaptation and protection efforts in accordance with the guiding principles of this Framework and Master Plan.

We need your input to inform our efforts and ensure our plan addresses the needs of coastal stakeholders. This will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Responses to this public survey should be representative of an individual from the general public and are not intended to be representative of localities, tribes, or organizations.  A centralized survey for localities, tribes, and organizations can be found here:

To help you complete the survey, two key definitions are highlighted below:

Resilience: capability to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant multi-hazard threats with minimum damage to social well-being, health, the economy, and the environment.

Coastal Adaptation: any sustained action, in natural or human systems, to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property in coastal areas from a changing environment or natural hazards and their effects.

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* 1. Do you live and/or work in a coastal community (identified in the study area map)?

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