Every extreme weather event underscores our world’s new reality: climate change is happening now. In recent years, the President, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and scientists from across the country have called on the land conservation community to mobilize around an accepted fact — land protection is a national priority for ensuring that natural systems, and the species and humans that depend on them, will continue to thrive.
The guide, developed by the Open Space Institute and its partners, demonstrates how land protection can strategically increase the chances that natural systems will adapt to climate change by:
Click through the guide below for additional resources for outreach and communication; conservation planning; web-based tools; sources of funding; and other information gleaned from organizations including the Open Space Institute, the Land Trust Alliance, and the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. View a two page summary here.