Starting with the “Climate Change Adaptation Framework for Parks and Protected Areas”, developed by Canadian Parks Council, Heritage BC has developed an easy-to-follow workbook to guide you through the process and to support the implementation of your plan. We have supplemented each stop in the Framework with a series of questions, and we have developed a downloadable worksheet so that you can capture information in one place.
Download the Climate Adaptation Worksheet
Introduction: Climate Adaptation – Framework and Implementation
Step 1: Building a Strong Foundation
Step 2: Assess Vulnerability and Risk
Step 3: Identify and Select Adaptation Options
Steps 4 and 5: Implement Adaptation Actions, Monitor and Evaluate
Climate Adaptation Worksheet – download
Tab 1: Climate Change Identification
For each threat that you identify (first column on left), complete the five cells to the right.
We have populated the first row in an example. This can be deleted.
Tab 2: Climate Change Risk Assessment
The threats that you identified on the first tab will automatically copy over to the green cells on the second tab. If you want to make changes to the green column, return to the first tab in the worksheet.
The cells marked in blue each have a drop-down list from which you will select the likelihood and consequence. First, click in a cell and look for the down arrow. Click the arrow and the drop-down list will appear. You will not be able to enter other information in these cells.
You can delete the sample information in the cells not marked in blue or green.
Tab 3: Risk Matrix
You will add the climate threats to the risk management matrix or chart. Your choices in the green cells on tab 2 become the coordinates for the matrix,
You can delete the word “fire” in the matrix, as it is provided as an example only.
Tab 4: Measurements and Evaluation
The cells marked in green will automatically fill with the information you identified on tab 2. This is for your convenience, so you do not need to move between tabs when completing this section.
Please delete the sample information; the information in the green cells will be automatically updated. To change information in the green cells, please return to tab 1 and tab 2.
Questions? Please contact us.