Resilient and Connected Landscapes for Terrestrial Conservation

Resilient sites are more likely to sustain native plants, animals, and natural processes into the future, becoming natural strongholds for diversity. This report assesses qualities that support resilient sites in the Northeastern United States, assesses, and maps such locations using comprehensive datasets that cover 20 ecoregions. The report, which is divided into four sections: Site Resilience, Landscape Permeability, Biodiversity, and Resilient and Connected Networks, highlights how understanding connections between and among sites is critical to sustaining diversity in a changing climate.
A companion report, Resilient Sites for Terrestrial Conservation in Eastern North America describes concepts and metrics for estimating the relative resilience of a site.