RCAP Database | Sustainable Communities and Transportation Planning: SP-13

Designate or otherwise recognize “Restoration Areas” to identify undeveloped areas that are vulnerable to climate change impacts for the purpose of environmental restoration, dune restoration, agriculture, conservation of natural resources or recreational open space, or as retention areas. Local governments and appropriate regional planning authorities should
prioritize land acquisition in these areas. These areas could also be established or acquired through mitigation or transfer-of-development rights initiatives.

Planning Horizon: 
Immediate (0-2 years)
Potential Partners: 
Regional Planning Councils, County and Municipal Planning Authorities, Natural Resource Agencies
Potential Funding Sources: 
Estimated Resources Required: 
Existing staff resources
Milestone Progress: 
Conduct Assessment Identify and map proposed areas Adopt necessary protections under code and/or land use amendments