Resilience Assessment: Cape Cod National Seashore

Eliza Hotchkiss, Alicen Kandt, Alison Holm, Lauren McKean, Shawn Norton

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The NPS partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in 2019 to develop resilience plans at specific high-risk parks as well as a resilience planning guide to inform resilience planning decisions by NPS and other federal land management agencies. The purpose of this project is to further examine the vulnerability of coastal park infrastructure specific to energy, communications, transportation, and water systems, for future operational resilience across the NPS portfolio. Leveraging previously compiled vulnerability assessments and renewable energy analyses, NREL has completed resilience plans at specific high-risk pilot parks to serve as a foundation for more comprehensive assessments and resilience planning activities. This report is a summary of the efforts at Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO), which outlines the methodology used and the results of the analysis, with the intention of serving as a case study for other parks interested in replicating the process.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages64
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-79171


  • Cape Cod
  • Cape Cod National Seashore
  • National Parks Service
  • resilience


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