Land Acquisition Strategies for Building Flood Resilience

APA Colorado Chapter


Thursday, December 13, 2018
noon - 1 p.m. MST

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One effective approach to mitigating risk in high hazard areas is for a local government or land trust to acquire it. This webinar will focus on land acquisition as an important hazard mitigation tool to protect communities from the impacts of floods and other hazards and achieve concurrent community goals. Join us to learn how several Colorado communities have used land acquisition and related tools to create meaningful flood hazard avoidance, and to explore potential hazard mitigation funding opportunities.

Learning Objectives:

1. Steps planners can take to implement a land acquisition plan, program, or project to reduce flood risk

2. Multiple benefits of land acquisition (e.g., complementing policies and strategies found in a community’s comprehensive plan, promoting natural resource protection as a hazard mitigation technique, or providing locations for citizens to recreate, etc.)

3. Challenges (e.g., funding, complicated coordination issues, high level of technical expertise to administer, etc.)

4. A variety of available federal, state, and local funding mechanisms for land acquisition plans and projects

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Logan Sand

Confirmed Speaker

Logan Sand is a Recovery and Resilience Planner with the State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government - Community Development Office. Logan provides technical assistance and guidance on strategic recovery, risk reduction and hazard mitigation, and integrated land use planning to Colorado communities. Logan leads several Planning ... Read More

Nicole Aimone, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Nicole Aimone is the Senior Community Planner for FEMA Region VIII (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming) where she manages the Mitigation Planning program, assists state, tribal, and local governments with natural hazard mitigation planning and coordinates on hazard mitigation grants. Nicole’s background is in environmental land ... Read More

Nicole Wobus

Confirmed Speaker

Nicole serves as Long Range Planning and Policy Manager for the Boulder County Land Use Department. She leads the county’s coordinated land use planning engagements with other communities, manages updates to the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Code, and manages resiliency-related efforts for the Land Use Department ... Read More

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