Location Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area, South Dakota
Client City of Rapid City
Client Type Municipal Government
Population (2021): 163,955
Schedule October 2023 – June 2027
SSG is working with the City of Rapid City, South Dakota, to develop a Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) and Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP) for the Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area, including Pennington, Lawrence, and Meade counties.
The region is experiencing heavier storms, increased wildfire risk, and rising temperatures due to climate change. The region’s low-income communities—which account for over 25% of the population—are likely to be most affected by these climate hazards. As the lead consultant on the project, SSG has partnered with Vireo, a planning and architecture firm based in the Midwest, to engage these communities with the aim of creating equitable climate actions.
The project is funded by a $1-million Climate Pollution Reduction Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. Learn more about our Climate Pollution Reduction Grants services and projects.
Services: Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) and Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP)
Tools: CityInSight Community (for the CCAP)
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SSG’s work is carried out on unceded and unsurrendered Indigenous territories, ranging from the traditional lands of the Michif Piyii in the North to the Huilliche in the South; from Hul'qumi'num Peoples in the West to the Mi'kma’qi in the East.
SSG recognizes that land acknowledgements alone are insufficient. We are committed to educating ourselves about the lands we are on and ensuring that our work contributes to healing and decolonization.
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