Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Planning

As the City of Amesbury plans for a more resilient future, BSC Group has worked collaboratively with the community to leverage opportunities provided by the Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program. Working with a group of engaged citizens, BSC facilitated a series of community workshops to identify, catalog, and prioritize climate resilient actions to protect…Read More

Community Planning for the Town of Athol

BSC Group has been a partner to the Town of Athol for a number of community planning and economic development efforts. This has taken shape through a variety of initiatives, including Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness planning, analysis of reuse options for specific downtown sites, and zoning and bylaw support. Working with funding through the Commonwealth of…Read More

Apple Country Ecological Climate Resiliency and Carbon Planning Assessment

BSC Group led a multi-disciplinary team to complete an Ecological Climate Resiliency and Carbon Planning and Assessment effort, made possible through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program. The project aimed to assess and analyze ecological resources and provided recommendations with attention to Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in the Towns of Bolton and Harvard and the Devens…Read More

Amesbury Open Space and Recreation Plan (MVP)

BSC assisted Amesbury in obtaining and implementing a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action grant to integrate climate resiliency into the City’s draft Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP), and to update and formalize the plan, which received an enthusiastic review from Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The update included the incorporation of climate…Read More

Natural Resource Infrastructure Assessments

Through Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) grants, BSC worked with municipal staff and community leaders in Amesbury, Bolton, Harvard, Devens, and Georgetown to evaluate opportunities for Nature-based Solutions (NbS) within their communities. Bolton, Harvard, and Devens worked together as part of a regional assessment. Our GIS services created a series of ecological climate resilience maps utilizing…Read More

ResilientMA Climate Change Clearinghouse Website

Access to climate data is a critical element of planning for and mitigating the impacts of climate change. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) manages a central repository that allows scientists, environmentalists, and engineers to retrieve current data as it emerges. This clearinghouse, originally modelled after another state’s similar website, outgrew…Read More

MBTA Pump Room Infrastructure and Vulnerability Assessments

BSC Group worked with Mott MacDonald to implement actions identified following a 2019 vulnerability assessment on MBTA’s pump station infrastructure. Following the identification and assessment of existing water pump stations located throughout the MBTA service region, BSC was tasked with the programmatic development of a prioritization initiative, intended to obtain permits from the US Environmental…Read More

Cambridge Commercial Triangle Neighborhood Resilience Plan

BSC Group was selected by The Hanover Company to provide the planning and adaptation services related to Triangle Neighborhood Initiative (TNI) in Cambridge, MA. Our team was tasked with developing a comprehensive, neighborhood-level plan that addressed projected impacts due to flooding, heat, extreme weather, drought, and other hazards. This plan included measures that could be…Read More

Eversource EV Charging Infrastructure

Electric vehicles have emerged as a popular and effective way to reduce the use of fossil fuels and associated greenhouse gases. Eversource is responding to the resulting growing demand for EV charging stations by launching an initiative to fully fund the infrastructure costs associated with the installation of car charging stations in approved locations. BSC…Read More

Resilient Mystic Collaborative Regional Climate Assessment

BSC Group served as a subconsultant to Arup to design a critical infrastructure tabletop exercise for a regional climate assessment involving six municipalities, the local watershed association, and more than a dozen critical infrastructure and community-based organizations. The project aims to identify critical infrastructure vulnerabilities to climate change and will prioritize measures to storm-harden regional…Read More