Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change Through Local Conservation Efforts: A South Kingstown Land Trust Pilot Project

Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change Through Local Conservation Efforts is a report resulting from a two-year pilot project aiming to foster climate change adaptation at the community level. The report’s emphasis is on the role and perspective of local land trusts, acknowledging recent guidance on the need to incorporate a climate lens into local conservation planning such as the Land Trust Alliance’s Climate Change Toolkit, now the “Conservation in a Changing Climate” website. This publication details both the experience of engaging in this process and the resulting analyses, maps and recommendations that may offer lessons and relevant materials for other land trusts and conservation groups as well as for municipal conservation and planning commissions.