Agency Support – Resources and Funding

 

The following resources highlight how federal and state agencies provide technical assistance, partnerships, and financial support to the conservation community. Have a story to share or a resource to add? Please contact us here.

Additional Federal Conservation Initiatives and Resources

Additional Federal Conservation Initiatives and National Resources can provide resource management planning support.

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Agency Support for Strategic Conservation

Highlights of federal, state and regional initiatives that provide funding, resources or support to assist land trusts with planning, management and public education projects.

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Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grants Program

Funding from Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grants Program facilitates community involvement in area-wide planning approaches to Brownfields assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse.

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Climate Change Action in Coastal Habitats: Additional Resources and Websites

Resource list highlighting additional resources from federal agency partners addressing conservation in a changing climate.

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Climate Change Education Partnership Program - Youth Education Across The Nation

The Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) is a strategic campaign planning project funded by the National Science Foundation and conducted in partnership with USNPS, USFWS, and the National Parks Conservation Association. The goal of this partnership was to develop climate change communication tools and resources for interpretive staff at national parks and national wildlife refuges across the country.

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Climate Change Resource Center

The United States Forest Service’s (USFS) Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) is a collection of forest management resources. It includes an extensive library, climate change and carbon tools, webinars and short courses by topic area and ecosystem, as well as an introductory webinar for new users.

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Climate Education Publications

Efforts to raise awareness about climate change are growing in the conservation community. Early climate change education can help bring the conservationists of tomorrow up to speed about the challenges we are facing today. This page highlights youth education resources that some land trusts are using to communicate about changing conditions.

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Climate Smart Habitat Conservation

NOAA’s Climate Smart Habitat Conservation website provides information and links on the benefits of incorporating climate change into coastal habitat conservation efforts.

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Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP)

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) provides state and local governments with matching funds to purchase significant coastal and estuarine lands, or conservation easements on such lands, from willing sellers.

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Coastal Impact Assistance Program Funding

The Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) provides federal grant funds derived from federal offshore lease revenues to oil producing states for conservation, protection, or restoration of coastal areas. CIAP funding to conserve, restore, enhance, and protect renewable natural resources is available for the following states: Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

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Coastal Inundation Toolkit

NOAA’s Coastal Inundation Toolkit assists users with planning for inundation. The Toolkit is designed to help communities determine their coastal flooding vulnerability and what steps they can take to reduce this risk and can be a valuable resource for incorporating climate change impacts into conservation planning.

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Coastal Resilience

The Nature Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience Network provides geographically targeted resources to address ecological and socio-economic risks of coastal hazards through raising awareness, assessing risk, identifying choices, and taking action.

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Community-based Restoration Program Funding

Community-based Restoration Program Funding provides grants and technical expertise to support high-priority habitat restoration projects that instill strong conservation values and engage citizens in hands-on activities.

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Conservation Finance Network

Conservation Finance Network (CFN) is a resource for practitioners, investors, conservationists, students, and others interested in using innovative finance to further environmental conservation. This website provides news, training opportunities, and offers connections to a professional community for conservation finance.

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Ecosystem Services

The conservation community is incorporating the protection and enhancement of ecosystem services into their stewardship missions and projects to meet multiple beneficial management objectives.

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Federal Highway Bill Funding

Additional information about Federal Highway Bill Funding relevant to the conservation community.

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Joint Ventures

Using a cooperative, science-based business model, Joint Venture partnerships tackle the most pressing issues facing wildlife managers and conservationists today, including immediate and future threats from global climate change. Joint Ventures partner within existing bird conservation initiatives and state wildlife action plans, to achieve efficiency, coordination and results.

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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.

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National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant

Funding from the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant is used to acquire, restore or enhance coastal wetlands and adjacent uplands to provide long-term conservation benefits to fish, wildlife and their habitat. This USFWS grant program supports restoration and projection objectives of the National Priority Wetlands Conservation Plan.

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North American Wetlands Conservation Act

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act provides matching grants to organizations and individuals who have developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico for the benefit of wetlands-associated migratory birds and other wildlife.

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Regional Resources: West

Regional Resources: West

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Resources: Alabama

Resources: Alabama

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Resources: American Samoa

Resources: American Samoa

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Resources: Arizona

Resources: Arizona

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Resources: Arkansas

Resources: Arkansas

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Resources: California

Resources: California

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Resources: Colorado

Resources: Colorado

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Resources: Connecticut

Connecticut Adaptation Resource Kit Connecticut Climate Change Connecticut Climate Change Action Plan Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, Natural Resources, Wildlife Action Planning Connecticut Forest Action Plan Connecticut Wildlife…

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Resources: Delaware

Resources: Delaware

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Resources: District of Columbia

Resources: District of Columbia

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Resources: Federated States of Micronesia: Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap

Resources: Federated States of Micronesia: Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap

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Resources: Florida

Resources: Florida

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Resources: Georgia

Resources: Georgia

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Resources: Guam

Resources: Guam

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Resources: Hawaii

Resources: Hawaii

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Resources: Idaho

Climate Change in the Northwest Implications for Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho Natural Heritage Program, Idaho Wildlife Action Plan Idaho Soil and Water…

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Resources: Illinois

Resources: Illinois

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Resources: Indiana

– Climate Change Impacts in Indiana, 2008 – Indiana Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program Plan, Revised 2012 – Indiana Department of Natural Resources Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program Funding,…

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Resources: Iowa

Resources: Iowa

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Resources: Kansas

Resources: Kansas

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Resources: Kentucky

Resources: Kentucky

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Resources: Louisiana

Resources: Louisiana

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Resources: Marshall Islands

Resources: Marshall Islands

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Resources: Maryland

Resources: Maryland

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Resources: Massachusetts

Resources: Massachusetts

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Resources: Michigan

Resources: Michigan

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Resources: Minnesota

Resources: Minnesota

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Resources: Mississippi

Resources: Mississippi

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Resources: Missouri

Resources: Missouri

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Resources: Montana

Resources: Montana

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Resources: Nebraska

Resources: Nebraska

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Resources: Nevada

Resources: Nevada

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Resources: New Hampshire

Resources: New Hampshire

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Resources: New Jersey

Resources: New Jersey

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Resources: New Mexico

Resources: New Mexico

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Resources: New York

Resources: New York

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Resources: North Carolina

– NOAA, North Carolina’s Coastal Management Program, North Carolina Sea Grant – North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources – North Carolina Forest Action Plan – North Carolina Wildlife…

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Resources: North Dakota

Resources: North Dakota

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Resources: Northern Mariana Islands

Resources: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

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Resources: Ohio

Resources: Ohio

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Resources: Oklahoma

Resources: Oklahoma

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Resources: Oregon

Resources: Oregon

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Resources: Palau

Resources: Palau

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Resources: Pennsylvania

Resources: Pennsylvania

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Resources: Puerto Rico

Resources: Puerto Rico

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Resources: Rhode Island

Resources: Rhode Island

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Resources: South Carolina

Resources: South Carolina

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Resources: South Dakota

Resources: South Dakota

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Resources: Tennessee

– Climate Change and Potential Impacts to Wildlife in Tennessee – Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Climate Change Effects on Tennessee Forests – Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency How Climate…

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Resources: Texas

Resources: Texas

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Resources: US Virgin Islands

Resources: US Virgin Islands

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Resources: Utah

Resources: Utah

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Resources: Vermont

Resources: Vermont

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Resources: Virginia

Resources: Virginia

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Resources: Washington

Resources: Washington

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Resources: West Virginia

Resources: West Virginia

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Resources: Wisconsin

Resources: Wisconsin

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Resources: Wyoming

Resources: Wyoming

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Smart Growth and Water Publications

The US EPA’s Smart Growth and Water Publications offers tools and publications for communities addressing climate change.

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Smart Growth Grants

US EPA’s Smart Growth Grants are periodically available to support activities that improve the quality of development and protect human health and the environment.

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Spatial Data Visualization Tools

Resource list of key spatial data visualization tools.

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Strategic Conservation

Strategic Conservation is a process that produces tools to aid decision makers in identifying, prioritizing, pursuing, and protecting those specific tracts of land that will most effectively and efficiently achieve the land trust’s mission

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The Climate Trust

The Climate Trust is a mission-driven nonprofit that specializes in mobilizing conservation finance; they buy, sell, and invest in carbon credits to support climate change mitigation projects.

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The Shoreline Management Toolbox

Shoreline erosion is a natural process. However, sea level rise and poorly planned shoreline development projects can accelerate natural erosion rates. NOAA’s Shoreline Management Toolbox presents alternative approaches for human uses and development near the shoreline.

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Tracking Change: CO2 in the Context of Human History

Climate Central’s Independence Day edition provides helpful template graphics to help visualize and communicate about climate change.

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US Climate Resilience Toolkit

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides scientific tools, information, and expertise to help people manage their climate-related risks and opportunities, and improve their resilience to extreme events.

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USFWS Climate Change Website

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Climate Change website emphasizes adaptation, mitigation and engagement to address impacts to wildlife and natural habitat. USFWS’s efforts to address climate change issues are detailed in Rising to the Urgent Challenge: Strategic Plan for Responding to Accelerating Climate Change.

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USFWS Habitat and Resource Conservation

The USFWS Habitat and Resource Conservation website details current programs that can support conservation efforts across the nation.

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Using Geospatial Techniques to Plan for Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Habitats

Land trusts and conservation groups across the country are using geospatial techniques such as mapping and modeling to identify and reduce vulnerabilities to climate change impacts.

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