The Toolkit Turns 10!

What's new?

Since 2014, the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit has been helping communities understand and document their climate-related risk and take action to build resilience. Hundreds of communities have used the Toolkit to help them move from vague concerns about how climate change might harm them to a prioritized list of actions they can take to protect their valued assets.

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The next 10 years and beyond

  • Members of the Toolkit team are attending the National Adaptation Forum in St. Paul, Minnesota from May 14-16, 2024. They'll showcase the Toolkit's newest updates and engage with the Resilience Ecosystem to inform the next stages of our development. 
  • A site redesign is underway: the new site is based on extensive user research and evolving needs of practitioners and climate champions. If you are interested in participating in usability testing of our new site, please email Dave Michelson at

The Steps to Resilience framework has served as the foundation of the Toolkit for a decade.

  • We plan to expand the Toolkit to serve as a knowledge-sharing platform for the Climate Smart Communities Initiative.
  • A second practitioner training is in the planning stages. The Toolkit team is working with NOAA's Office of Coastal Management to develop a formal training program.
  • We are always looking for new content to enhance our website and inspire others to build resilience in their community. If you would like to contribute a relevant case study, tool, training course, or image please submit your content via the appropriate form on our contributor's page and we will be in touch.