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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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Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities

This 2-day, in-person instructor-led course provides a thorough introduction to adaptation planning, including practical skills, in-class exercises, and local speakers and discussions.

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Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change

This policy perspective assesses the adaptive potential of conservation easements to address climate change impacts, and offers drafting and implementation guidance.

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