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									Climate Friendly Parks and GMPs




  Brad Phillips
  Outdoor Recreation Planner
  Pacific West Region, Oakland, CA
Climate Friendly Parks and GMPs




                           Questions
  • How do (should) GMPs address climate
    change mitigation?
  • How does (should) the Climate Friendly Parks
    program fit into the GMP process?
Climate Friendly Parks and GMPs




      General Management Planning
  • Describes the desired resource conditions and
    visitor experiences and the management
    necessary to achieve them
  • Directed by law to address the “types and
    intensities of development”
  • Subject to NEPA
Climate Friendly Parks and GMPs




      General Management Planning
  • Carbon Emissions Mitigation
      – Not a legal requirement of GMP planning
      – Policy related to GMPs is uncertain and evolving
      – Regional goal of operational neutrality
      – Increasingly heard from public
Climate Friendly Parks and GMPs




      General Management Planning
  • How to address in GMP NEPA compliance?
      – Background: Climate change issue
      – Impact Topic: Carbon Footprint
          • Compare to regional/state emissions
      – Alternatives
          • Develop alternatives that provide for lower emissions
          • Evaluate mitigation opportunities
      – Affected Environment: Describe existing emissions
      – Environmental Consequences: Impact of each alternative
        on the carbon footprint
Climate Friendly Parks and GMPs




                            CLIP Tool
  • CLIP Inventory (Module 1)
      – Where the CLIP Tool might be useful to a GMP
          • Affected Environment
          • Selection of the Preferred Alternative
          • Alternatives Development
Climate Friendly Parks and GMPs




                             CLIP Tool
  • CLIP Inventory (Module 1)
      – Where the CLIP Tool can be useful to a GMP
          • Affected Environment
              – Describes the existing resources and values that would be
                affected by implementation of the alternatives
              – The CLIP inventory provides a quantified description of the
                existing carbon footprint
Climate Friendly Parks and GMPs




                            CLIP Tool
  • CLIP Inventory (Module 1)
      – Where the CLIP Tool can be useful to a GMP
          • Affected Environment
          • Selection of the Preferred Alternative
              – Used during the Choosing By Advantages process (CBA)
              – Issues with accuracy and assumptions
              – Emotional investment in proposed actions
Climate Friendly Parks and GMPs




                            CLIP Tool
  • CLIP Inventory (Module 1)
      – Where the CLIP Tool can be useful to a GMP
          • Affected Environment
          • Selection of the Preferred Alternative
Climate Friendly Parks and GMPs




                             CLIP Tool
  • CLIP Inventory (Module 1)
      – Where the CLIP Tool might be useful to a GMP
          • Affected Environment
          • Selection of the Preferred Alternative
          • Alternatives Development
              – Focuses early discussion on the areas that matter most
              – Allows the public to weigh in early
              – CLIP Action Planning tool may be used to create alternative
                Climate Action Plans
Climate Friendly Parks and GMPs




                            CLIP Tool
  • GMP Alternatives Development
      – Specific alternative Climate Action Plans?
          • Inflexible
          • Specific and quantifiable
      – Carbon Footprint reduction goals?
          • Flexible
          • Commitment to Climate Action Planning
Climate Friendly Parks and GMPs

								
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