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Conservation in a Changing Climate offers resources to support land trust’s ongoing work to protect the places we love. Climate change presents a host of new management challenges, as well as opportunities for planning interventions that can help communities mitigate and adapt to changing conditions.

Resources in this Library can be searched by term, geographically by region, or according to what “land type” or “climate impact” relates to the content. Content is also organized and searchable by types of posts, including geospatial tools, webinars, websites, publications, as well as funding opportunities and technical assistance programs. Key resources are tagged with the themes of “learn,” “plan,” “adapt,” and “inspire“.  You can use the advanced search bar to match “any” or “all” combinations of terms to limit or expand your results.

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Glossary Terms

Glossary terms of key definitions.

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"Critical Moment" as UN Climate Talks Resume in Marrakech

Leaders of nations overwhelmed by fallouts from wars and ravaged by political divisions are gathering in western Morocco, where they will attempt during the next two weeks to unite around a cooperative new approach to easing the worsening ravages of global warming.

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N.D. adapts to climate change, without saying it's real

The average temperature over the past 130 years has increased faster in North Dakota than in any other state in the contiguous United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported in the 2013 National Climate Assessment. There’s a lot of uncertainty climate change, but efforts to adapt and build resilience are underway in the fastest warming state in the Lower 48.

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South Kingstown Land Trust – Integrating Adaptation into Conservation Planning

The South Kingstown Land Trust (SKLT)’s vulnerability assessment and resulting conservation planning efforts identify organizational goals, natural resource assets, and management priorities. This iterative adaptive management approach enables the land trust to focus stewardship activities on critical ecosystems while allowing the flexibility to acknowledge uncertainties and revisit results. By integrating climate change adaptation considerations into conservation planning, SKLT is able to address changing environmental conditions using an informed and methodical approach, and to plan future acquisitions and restoration projects based on their stewardship objectives.

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Public Lands May Be America’s Best Climate Defense

Public lands may be America’s best climate defense. “From a climate point of view, the best thing to do with fossil fuel resources still in the ground is to leave them in the ground.”

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