A community-based response to flooding : Jay Gordon : Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study Series : Increasing Resilience Among Farmers in the Pacific Northwest
Kruger, Chad E.
Hall, Sonia A.
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Jay Gordon is a dairy farmer in Elma, WA, and the director of government relations and policy for the Washington State Dairy Federation. After recent frequent and severe flooding events, he has been working with others in his community to develop a strategy for lessening the impacts of future flooding in their watershed. The importance of active consensus-building, high-quality research partnerships, and having the capacity to support these efforts are key lessons he thinks can help other communities coping with climate change and water-related issues. See the video that introduces Gordon and describes his experience with flooding and helping to organize a response in the Chehalis Valley where he lives and farms. This case study is part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study project, which explores innovative approaches regional farmers are using that may increase their resilience in the face of a changing climate.