ST-9: Preserve historic and archaeological resources
Identify and map at-risk historic and archaeological resources (i.e., resources susceptible to sea level rise and the effects of natural disasters), and continue to update these maps as more data become available and scientific projections are refined. Include the maps in comprehensive plans and/or regional planning documents to guide municipal and county government climate adaptation planning efforts.
Establish a ranking of at-risk regional historic and archaeological resources based on a matrix of vulnerability, historical significance, scientific and economic value, and other criteria as determined by the appropriate historic preservation entities, and prioritize adaptive preservation and mitigation strategies to increase the resilience of resources against sea level rise and natural disasters.
Develop adaptive sustainable preservation strategies, including existing best-practice models available from national and state preservation authorities that are flexible and regularly evaluated and updated, including in-situ and mitigation alternatives.
Utilize available national and state emergency management funding to facilitate the implementation of the above recommendations, and establish local and regional incentives for the pre-disaster hardening of threatened resources