Regions

Northeast

CT, DC, DE, MA, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT (includes Chesapeake Bay)

Funding Conservation with Carbon Sequestration – Downeast Lakes Land Trust

Downeast Lakes Land Trust’s carbon project covers more than 19,000 acres of the trust’s 33,700 Farm Cove Community Forest in eastern Maine, and registered nearly 200,000 offsets; each offset is equivalent to one ton of carbon dioxide.

Manage Coastal Ecosystems for Climate Change

Coastal areas are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, but land trusts in these areas are already successfully working to manage coastal habitats for climate change. Planning to address observed shifts and anticipating likely future impacts can help achieve long-term management objectives and build resilience of critical ecosystems.

Manage Forests for Climate Change

Climate change is already altering fire regimes, invasive plant and insect dispersal, and disease occurrence in forests across the United States. As average global temperature continues to warm, these changes will continue, presenting greater challenges to efforts to sustainably manage forests lands.

Manage Wildlife for Climate Change Resilience

Climate change has already been linked to changes in wildlife distribution, reproduction and behavior. Enhancing connectivity and “conserving the stage” are critical conservation objectives that can help species adapt to changing conditions.

New Hope For U.S. Coastlines Even As Seas Rise

Scientists have encouraging news for planners along the Eastern seaboard staring down the worsening crisis of sea level rise: if managed well, most of the region’s shorelines could adapt naturally to the changes that lie ahead.

Otsego Land Trust’s Socially Responsible Investments Support Conservation Goals

Otsego Land Trust’s socially responsible investments support conservation goals and objectives, aligning the organization’s money with its mission.

Planning for Marsh Migration at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Blackwater 2100 is a collaborative strategic conservation plan that aims to address salt marsh loss and migration in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay.

Planning for Sea Level Rise in the Northeast: Considerations for the Implementation of Tidal Wetland Habitat Restoration Projects

Planning for Sea Level Rise in the Northeast: Considerations for the Implementation of Tidal Wetland Habitat Restoration Projects summarizes the results of a September 2010 workshop focused on how to address the impacts of sea level rise on tidal wetland restoration projects and includes draft recommendations for future projects.

Priority Agenda Enhancing the Climate Resilience of America’s Natural Resources

The Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience’s Priority Agenda Enhancing the Climate Resilience of America’s Natural Resources is the result of an interagency effort to inventory and assess current policies, programs, and regulations.

Raise Climate Change Awareness in Your Community

Encourage climate change awareness in your community by focusing on local or regional impacts. Highlight those changes your audience might have already noticed. Because climate impacts vary, you will need to be alert for climate change impacts in your specific region. Once you’ve identified a few impacts, think about how they might affect your community.