Rural Dirt Road Vulnerability Assessment

BSC Group is conducting a regional vulnerability assessment of rural dirt roads for the Towns of Sheffield, New Marlborough, and Sandisfield, MA. Within the context of climate resilience, the team is assessing road conditions and vulnerabilities. The project seeks to better understand the challenges that are expected to be faced as a result of exacerbated…Read More

Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Grants

BSC Group, as a certified MVP provider, has assisted a number of municipalities with application preparation and program implementation of Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Planning Grants. Through these efforts, BSC Group has effectively supported numerous communities in the performance of vulnerability assessments and action to prepare for the impacts of climate change. Clients supported by…Read More

Ecological Resiliency Planning Project

BSC Group provided climate resiliency and ecological restoration planning services to the Mystic River Watershed Association in Medford, Arlington, and Somerville, MA. The team worked to provide MyRWA with a menu of projects that could be implemented in the future. The team identified along the four-mile segment of Mystic River large and small scale upland,…Read More

Rannapo Road Relocation

BSC Group was tasked with the stabilization of a riverbank by the relocation of an approximate 1000 feet of Rannapo Road in Sheffield, MA. The road is located along the banks of the Housatonic River, and over time the river eroded the bank and led to a section of the roadway being washed out. BSC…Read More

Marine Park Redevelopment and Design

BSC Group is providing surveying, landscape architecture, permitting, public engagement, and conceptual design services for the redevelopment and design of DCR’s Marine Park located in South Boston, MA. This project will provide a safe, resilient, and functional memorial coastal play park and gathering area in memory of beloved child, Colin McGrath and local community activist,…Read More

Resilience Planning and Flood Protection for Two National Grid Substations

After conducting a routing study associated with the construction of a 3.7-mile underground cable between the coastal communities of Beverly and Salem, BSC Group is providing resilience planning services for the protection of two substations. BSC is leading the overall assessment and planning process, overseeing site survey and inspections, a flood modeling program, and GIS…Read More

Athol Helping Athol Community Plan for Social Resilience

BSC Group assisted the Town of Athol in simultaneous hazard mitigation and social resilience initiatives, resulting in an action-oriented climate adaptation plan which framed vulnerabilities and solutions local to the Town. The project was made possible by BSC's assistance in the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) grant application process. In order to reflect the specific needs…Read More

Urban Heat Island Assessment

BSC Group collaborated with the City of Everett to produce an Urban Heat Island Assessment for the Summary of Findings Report. Made possible by assisting the City in securing a MVP program planning grant, municipal staff and non-profits worked with the BSC team to identify and develop a broad understanding of Hazards, Vulnerabilities, as well…Read More

MBTA Power, Communication, and Signals Vulnerability

BSC Group was chosen to join the team for the MBTA Climate Change and Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation on-call contract. Looking at existing climate change data and reports, BSC is evaluating the applicability to MBTA's assets and integration with regional resiliency initiatives. An assessment methodology is being developed by BSC specific to the assets, assisting…Read More

Horseneck Beach Campground Design

BSC Group was selected to provide planning and design services for improvements at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Horseneck Beach Campground in Westport. The campground, which is among one of the most popular of DCR’s facilities, was in need of site-wide improvements to provide a more efficient, sustainable, resilient and enjoyable camping experience.…Read More