While unified in their mission to protect the landscapes we love, land trusts across the nation are responding to resource management challenges in various ways. These case studies highlight examples different approaches to achieving strategic conservation planning, building resilience through vulnerability assessments, and adaptation and mitigation projects. Youth education efforts that provide introductory information about climate change that will be necessary for the conservationists of tomorrow are also highlighted. You can also search by region or by using the advanced search option. While every land trust must determine how to best achieve their conservation objectives, these case studies and the resources within this Toolkit are here to help provide examples and support the more than 1.5 million dedicated professionals within the Land Trust Alliance’s national conservation community.
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This CAKEx case study details how Big Sur Land Trust is working to anticipate the impacts climate change will have and preparing management strategies to address shifting conditions.More »
Bainbridge Island Land Trust is working with property owners to implement natural adaptation solutions to build more resilient coastal systems. The Powel Shoreline Restoration Project removed shoreline bulkheading to enhance coastal habitats and reduce risks of destructive undercutting, leveraging a failing bulkhead to produce an adaptive win-win solution to adapt to change.More »
Regionally planned ecological corridors are being implemented in Michigan to protect wildlife and water quality.More »
The Marin Carbon Project is working to respond to the rapid pace of global climate change by enhancing carbon sequestration in rangeland, agricultural, and forest soils through applied research, demonstration, and implementation. These efforts aim to enable landowners and land managers of agricultural ecosystems to serve as stewards of soil health and to undertake carbon farming in a manner that can improve on-farm productivity and viability, enhance ecosystem functions, and stop and reverse climate change.More »
The National Wildlife Federation’s Scanning the Conservation Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments is designed to assist fish and wildlife managers and other conservation and resource professionals to better plan, execute, and interpret climate change vulnerability assessments.More »
In the Climate of Conservation in America: 50 Stories in 50 States USFWS highlights various was resource managers are responding to change.More »