Protecting the Environment / Quality of Life / Resilience

An important focus of the CRS is protecting and preserving the natural functions and natural resources of floodprone areas along rivers and streams, lakes, and oceans. Besides the obvious benefit of earning CRS credit points for protecting habitat, educating the public, or restoring dunes, for example, CRS communities are realizing extra benefits from protecting their environment and their historic resources—in the form of recreational and educational opportunities, green infrastructure that can also aid commuting, enhanced quality of life, and resilience in the face of natural hazards.