Documents and Resources

The Department of Natural Resources is focused on providing state and local partners with the tools and technical services they need in order to plan for climate change.

Planning & Guidance

State

Local

Technical Tools

Financial Resources

Through Maryland's CoastSmart Communities Initiative, DNR’s Chesapeake & Coastal Program is helping local communities identify and implement strategies to protect life and property vulnerable to coastal hazards and climate change. In partnership with the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Chesapeake & Coastal Program offers competitive grants to local communities for coastal hazards and sea-level rise response planning.  

Education & Pilot Programs