Climate change is already warming our winters, raising our oceans and affecting the behavior of our favorite wild animals. What’s more, these changes — and many others — are expected to accelerate in the coming years and decades. Climate change is a fact of life, and will affect the mission of every land trust. We cannot stop climate change, so we must plan for it.
Small changes can lead to dramatic, ecosystem-wide consequences for plants and wildlife, habitats and ecological processes. Learn more.
Climate change is a complex process with long-term implications for natural and cultural resources. Learn more about preparing your land trust’s holdings for climate change.
Discover how to assess, plan for, and possibly reduce the vulnerability of priority species to climate change. Learn more.
Flexibility, clarity, and long-term planning are just some of the ways land trusts can adapt conservation easements for greater resilience to climate change. Learn more.
Federal, state and regional initiatives provide funding, resources and support to assist land trusts with climate change planning, management and public education projects. Learn more.
Land trusts are engaging in strategic conservation planning to build resilience and minimize vulnerabilities to impacts of climate change in different ways. Learn more.