Challenges and Opportunities for Large Landscape-Scale Management in a Shifting Climate

The Center for Large Landscape Conservation is the hub of a growing global movement to reverse the fragmentation of the earth’s landscapes and restore nature’s resilience to climate change. They network and collaborate with experts, practitioners, and local communities. This interactive policy brief highlights advocacy opportunities for the conservation community to increase connectivity, supporting ecosystem services and movement of organisms, genetic material, and ecological processes, and provide important benefits to both human and wildlife populations at a landscape scale. This paper details how climate adaptation approaches at large scales may require nested landscape methods that vertically coordinate smaller to larger areas of ecological concern to help reduce the extent of climate impacts for species and ecosystems.