FP3.1: Develop and implement outreach, education, and/or incentive programs related to floodplain habitat
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Approach - Develop and implement outreach, education, and/or incentive programs.
Desired Outcome - Improved education (on location, costs, risks, and protection options) and incentives for the public and decision-makers direct development away from flood-prone areas and enable implementation of actions that protect and restore floodplains.
Policy Needs - N/A
- Develop training for planning, public works, and public officials on integrated planning guidelines, benefits, and support groups.
- Create and steward monitoring and effectiveness guidance.
- Create infrastructure for regional decision support tools to display and communicate a plan’s effectiveness.
- Use social marketing campaign/incentive program to influence land owners to move flood-vulnerable land out of production.
- Incorporate climate change projections in outreach materials to increase will for long-term protection and restoration activities.
- Offer payments for ecosystem services programs targeting floodplain acreage or function.
- Describe how your project determines and defines the information needs of the target audience.
- Describe how your project will leverage existing programs.
- Describe how effectiveness of the project will be measured.
- Consider using future projections (including risk tolerance, cost subsidy information, growth and climate projections) to build support among the public, communities, and decision makers.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.