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A Guide to Assessing Green Infrastructure Costs and Benefits for Flood Reduction

This guide lays out a six-step watershed-based approach for documenting the costs of flooding, projecting increased flooding and associated costs under future land use and climate conditions, and calculating the long-term benefits and costs of a green infrastructure approach.

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A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits

This guide offers information to help landowners understand and make the decision whether or not to enroll their land in carbon sequestration programs.

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A Risk Assessment of Climate Change and the Impact of Forest Diseases on Forest Ecosystems in the Western United States and Canada

A Risk Assessment of Climate Change and the Impact of Forest Diseases projects the effects of eight forest diseases under two climate-change scenarios. Examples are used to describe how various types of forest diseases may respond to environmental changes with a focus on western forests.

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A warming Midwest increases likelihood that farmers will need to irrigate

Warming conditions will necessitate a much greater demand for water in the Midwest, a new study in Ecospheres reports.

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Learn more about this purpose and partners behind Conservation in a Changing Climate.

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Accreditation Indicator Practices

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission independently verifies practices from Land Trust Standards and Practices demonstrate a land trust’s ability to ensure long-term land protection.

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Acidification

Ocean acidification has been linked to the disturbance of food webs and changing species distributions. Together with other biogeochemical changes, increasing ocean acidification may compromise the health of marine ecosystems as well as negatively impact many ocean goods and services and the communities that rely on them.

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ACT Framework – Climate Change Adaptation for Conservation Targets

The ACT Framework draws on collective knowledge to translate climate change projections into a portfolio of adaptation actions.

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Adapt

Biologically speaking, adaptation is a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment. Increasingly adaptation is used to describe adjustments that society or ecosystems make to limit negative effects of climate change.

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Adapt Land Trust Practices to Promote Resilience

Land trusts can promote resilience and help priority species, habitats and resources weather the effects of climate change.

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