ResilientShasta

A triptych showing three different extreme weather events (snow, wildfire, and flooding).

Latest News:

January 4, 2022 – The draft ResilientShasta Extreme Climate Event Mobility and Adaptation Plan is out for public comment. The final draft is expected to be taken to the board for approval and adoption at the February 2022 meeting.

July 15, 2021 – We will be holding an online public workshop to discuss our draft adaptation plan on July 21, from 4–6 p.m. Information on how to join is on the How to Participate page. 

April 20, 2021 – The draft ResilientShasta Transportation Vulnerability Assessment is out for your review!

What Is ResilientShasta?

The ResilientShasta Extreme Climate Event Mobility and Adaptation Plan. The plan has identified ways to help improve the safety, resiliency, and efficiency of our regional transportation system in the face of climate change extreme weather events.

The ResilientShasta project includes opportunities for stakeholder collaboration; developing “lessons learned” from recent wildfire, flood, and snow events; and addressing needs of vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and disabled. One area of particular interest is how we can improve and manage the regional transportation system to optimize the efficiency and safety of evacuation routes, emergency ingress, and detours during emergencies.

The report has been developed into a two-step process.  The first was to develop a vulnerability assessment to identify future vulnerabilities in two different possible scenarios. The adaptation plan provides practical strategies for mitigating these impacts.

The next step is to integrate stakeholder feedback and combine the draft documents into a final report to be presented to the SRTA board of directors for adoption at an upcoming board meeting. 

How Is ResilientShasta Funded?

The Shasta Regional Transportation Agency (SRTA) was awarded a Caltrans Transportation Planning Grant in May 2019 that is funding the majority of the effort. 

When Will ResilientShasta Be Completed?

The ResilientShasta plan should be completed by early 2022. 

Related Projects within the Shasta Region

  • City of Redding - Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) Program
  • Caltrans - Climate Action Report
  • The McConnell Foundation - Post Carr Fire Hazard Fuels Reduction (CAL FIRE CCI)
  • CAL FIRE Priority Fuel Reduction Projects
    • Highway 44 fuel break
    • West Redding fuels reduction
    • China Grove fuel break