Uncertainty

The only thing certain with climate change is the uncertainty. Land trusts are responding to current trends and changing conditions in different ways. However, by acknowledging what is known and what remains uncertain, natural resource managers can create more robust, responsive long-term planning guidance. To respond to change and enhance the efficacy of existing conservation efforts land trusts are increasingly working to anticipate uncertainty and incorporate flexible planning tools such as scenario planning and adaptive management into their stewardship plans.