Extreme Events Facilitation


The City of Fort Collins, nestled in the Colorado Rockies, is surrounded by staggering natural beauty—but this location also puts it at risk for certain climate change-related risks, including more frequent and severe heat waves, droughts, and wildfires. To help the City understand and plan for these extreme events, Cascadia facilitated a stakeholder engagement and dynamic planning process focused on the impacts of wildfire smoke and extreme heat. We began the process by compiling a comprehensive list of impacts and potential adaptation options, and built on this research by designing and leading three workshops to shortlist and prioritize measures. Our facilitation approach brought together existing local knowledge and expert research and analysis to lay out an actionable path forward for the City that aligned with its existing frameworks and planning processes. Cascadia also supported the development of an implementation plan and communications material, including public web content.

Cascadia brought some very innovative, original thinking to the project and to the issue that we were dealing with. They bring their own unique experiences and skills and a willingness to apply them to your needs and your issues.

Paul Ledesma
Cascadia offers a full suite of capabilities, skills, and problem-solving to help you optimize resource use, eliminate waste, and save money.
Let's Work Together