On September 26 & 27, 2018, Carbondale participated in a Vulnerability, Consequences, Adaptation, Planning Scenarios (VCAPS) pilot program workshop. Carbondale was chosen along with 4 other western communities to participate in the pilot program workshop. The workshop facilitated a discussion around the consequences and impacts of drought, which resulted in a list of potential public and private actions to mitigate those impacts.

During January 2019, Carbondale received the final VCAPS Workshop Report; since, the Town conducted an internal gap analysis of 2019 VCAPS related actions and engaged local non-profits and stakeholders.

On April 2, 2019 a public meeting was held at the Third Street Center - Gym, 38 people from the community attended the meeting. During the meeting a representative from WWA presented information about Local Weather & Climate Impacts: Recent Trends and Future Projections for the Roaring Fork Valley. Then, Trustees and Town Staff shared information about Carbondale’s VCAPS Workshop Results, and provided a Summary of Town Projects geared toward VCAPS actions during the 2019 fiscal year. The public meeting agenda and presentations can be viewed by clicking this link. 

Trustees are working to prioritize VCAPS actions, and will discuss next steps at a future work session. Date TBD. 

Call 970-510-1215 or email with any questions.