Resilience Strategy Plans

Raritan / Sandy Hook Bay Coastal Resilience Planning Study

Raritan Sandy Hook Bay Coastal Resilience Planning Study  Opens in new windowThe Raritan/Sandy Hook Bay Coastal Resilience Planning Study (Coastal Resilience Planning Study) continues the work of the Joint Land Use Study for Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle. The purpose of the Coastal Resilience Planning Study is to select coastal resilience projects that could improve the sustainability and resiliency of NWS Earle facilities and navigational channels; the US Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) projects; and the Bayshore municipalities from current and future coastal hazards.

The Study Area includes the entire Monmouth County southern Raritan/Sandy Hook Bayshore, north of NJ Route 36, between Cliffwood Beach (Aberdeen Township) and Gateway National Seashore & Sandy Hook Unit. The Study Area crosses eight municipalities: Aberdeen Township, Keyport Borough, Union Beach Borough, Hazlet Township, Keansburg Borough, Middletown Township, Atlantic Highlands Borough and Highlands Borough. The waterfront facilities of NWS Earle; USACE and Earle maintained navigational channels; and a number of proposed and existing USACE shore protection project sites are located within the Study Area. 
View the Raritan Bay / Sandy Hook Bay Coastal Resilience Planning Study (PDF)

2023 Two-Year Anniversary Accomplishment Report

Climate Change Resilience Accomplishments 2023Since the Resilience Strategy’s publication, the Interagency Council has grown to 22 executive branch agencies and departments, all of whom have been working to bring forth the Strategy’s vision for a more resilient and sustainable New Jersey. The Two-Year Anniversary Accomplishments Report showcases more than 40 regulatory and policy actions that state agencies have taken over the past two years to adapt and respond to climate change. 
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2021 New Jersey Climate Change Resilience Strategy

Climate Change Resilience Strategy 2021New Jersey’s first statewide Climate Change Resilience Strategy provides a suite of forward-looking policy options to promote the long-term resilience of New Jersey to climate change. As a framework for policy, regulatory, and operational changes, the Resilience Strategy presents actions that New Jersey’s Executive Branch can take to support the resilience of the state’s communities, economy, and infrastructure. The Resilience Strategy includes 127 recommended actions across six priority areas. View report (PDF).

2020 Monmouth County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

MC Multi Jurisdictional HMP 2020Monmouth County's first adopted its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) in 2009, and updated it in 2015 and 2020 with County residents, local officials and stakeholders. The Monmouth County HMP update meets requirements set forth by the FEMA and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) in order for the County to be eligible for funding and technical assistance from State and Federal hazard mitigation programs. This HMP update identifies risks and vulnerabilities to natural and human-made hazards across Monmouth County, as well as to outline suggested actions aimed at reducing overall risk and building resilience across the County. Visit HMP Webpage.
View just the 2020 Hazlet Report Card (PDF)

2020 NJ Scientific Report on Climate Change

NJ Scientific Report on Climate Change 2020  (PDF)The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s first scientific report on climate change summarizes the current state of knowledge regarding the effects of climate change on New Jersey’s environment. This report collects the best available science and existing data regarding the current and anticipated environmental effects of climate change globally, nationally, regionally, and locally to present state-specific information to inform State and local decision-makers as they understand and respond to its impacts. These impacts are significant and wide-ranging, requiring a comprehensive and forward-thinking response by all levels of government, economic sectors, communities, and populations. View report (PDF)