Targeted communication can help effectively deliver messages and promote positive resource management outcomes.

Define Climate Change

Defined simply, climate change is the process of altering our planet’s current climatic conditions.

Divestment and Socially Responsible Investment

In the context of climate change, divestment and Socially Responsible Investment means avoiding financial alignment with companies who perpetuate reliance on fossil fuel sources and investment in groups that are committed to being part of the global climate solution.

Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the U.S.

“Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the U.S.” aims to help working land managers understand the impacts of drought and build resilience on their lands. It explains how drought is characterized, drought impacts on forest processes and disturbances such as insect outbreaks and wildfire, and consequences for forest values and management considerations.

Engage with Advocacy

From carbon markets to renewable energy generation, local, regional, and national advocacy efforts are supporting improved laws and policies that achieve carbon emissions reductions.

Engage Your Community

Tips to help you draft and deliver climate change messages that engage your community and inspire action.

Farmland Information Center

The Farmland Information Center is a learning center for people working to save farm and ranch land. The FIC is a project of American Farmland Trust (AFT) maintained on behalf of and with support from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Forest and Rangeland Drought – Regional Two-Pagers

Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis covers a wide expanse of management issues. The USDA’s Climate Hubs have synthesized the assessment for each of their region’s stakeholders.

Forest Carbon

Forest growth provides and important carbon sink. The efficient management of forests for carbon sequestration is closely related to sustainable and ecological forestry practices that use nature as a model.

Get Started

This site aims to provide introductory tools about climate change to the conservation community and offer resources to support learning and planning needs. The “Get Started” section offers guidance sorted into four main categories: Learn, Plan, Adapt, and Inspire.