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Coastal Resiliency

Resiliency is “… the ability of coastal localities to adapt to changing conditions & to withstand the challenges brought about by a changing climate.”
~Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program (VCZMP)

Resilience is “… the ability to identify risks and build the capacity to maintain or rapidly regain functionality and vitality in the face of chronic stressors or sever disturbances… For the short term, resiliency planning enables communities to better address extreme weather or other high impact events… For the long term, community resiliency provides the ability to adapt and thrive despite changing climate, environmental, social, and economic conditions.”
~Resilient Virginia

Ecotourism is “… responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.”
~The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)

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