Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program

Communities are starting the process of convening stakeholders under the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program (MVP) in sixty-six communities across Massachusetts. Under MVP, each community identifies climate change impacts and prioritizes vulnerabilities to be incorporated into local policy and planning. Land trusts have been getting involved in their local MVP process to promote nature-based solutions. Nature-based solutions, such as conserving and restoring forest, wetlands and floodplains, play a huge role in fostering community resiliency – BUT are unlikely to happen unless local land trust allies get involved and advocate for nature-based solutions through the stakeholder process.

Please see  “How to get Involved” (which includes a map and list of the communities) and a “Nature-Based Solutions Tool Kit.”