This groundbreaking in-depth international report describes the development of the concept of “Nature Based Solutions” and details applications to global resource management challenges including water scarcity, human health, and climate change. Part B provides a host of case study examples including efforts to reduce flood risk and provide storm protection in coastal systems in the United States.
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.
Resource list of key spatial data visualization tools.
Carbon storage by ecosystems is valuable for climate protection. This study assesses how combining carbon storage with other ecosystem services affected by biodiversity may well enhance the economic arguments for conservation even further.
This interactive policy brief from the Center for Large Landscape Conservation highlights advocacy opportunities for the conservation community to increase connectivity at a landscape scale.