Online Course: Landscaping for Resiliency in a Changing Climate
January 3, 2020 - February 28, 2021Free
The Earth’s climate is changing. Impacts – including higher temperatures, warming water temperatures, rising sea levels, and longer periods of extreme weather – are already being felt in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and are expected to worsen. The good news is there are actions we can all take to help mitigate and adapt to these impacts. Landscape professionals, in particular, have a unique opportunity to address the effects of our changing climate. This introductory course explains the difference between weather and climate, and provides an overview of how human activities are contributing to the rapid and unprecedented pace of climate change. Specific impacts to the Chesapeake Bay watershed are covered along with sustainable landscape practices that can be used to help mitigate climate change and promote resilience, including using native plants and trees, designing for extreme precipitation, and installing resilient stormwater BMPs to mitigate flooding and other impacts. The course ends with a description of climate impacts and landscaping strategies specific to the natural and built environments at the water’s edge.
CBLP worked with the University of Maryland’s Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center to develop the content for this course.
This interactive online course is FREE through February 2021.
Note that the location for this course has changed as of April 1. Please click the URL below to find the MOST center.
2 CBLP CEUs are available.