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The Town of Golden and the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College are conducting a short survey about backyard food production and emergency preparedness to help understand how prepared Golden residents are for the impacts of climate change. Golden residents can take the survey from now until August 30 at

Completing this survey will help the Town and the RDI measure and assess the status of two important indicators of climate adaptation specific to residents, growing food and emergency preparedness. Growing food in backyards is an important aspect of self-sufficiency and local food security. Having an emergency preparedness kit is an effective way to ensure basic supplies and important documents are together and ready to go in case of an emergency, such as a forest fire or flood.

“We look forward to seeing the results of the survey to better understand how many residents are growing their own food and how prepared they are for an emergency,” said Jon Wilsgard, Corporate Administrative Officer with the Town of Golden. “Once we understand this, we can determine what steps we can take to help residents become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.”

The Town of Golden joins the City of Nelson, City of Cranbrook, City of Kimberley, Village of Silverton, City of Rossland, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and the Regional District of East Kootenay in addressing shared climate adaptation challenges through this project.

The project is funded through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Climate Adaptation Partner grants available through FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP). MCIP, delivered by FCM and funded by the Government of Canada, is a five-year, $75-million program designed to support and encourage Canadian municipalities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

To take the Golden resident survey on climate adaptation, visit The survey closes August 30.