Search Toolkit

Search Results for: “carbon restoration”

New Posters Imagine National Parks in 2050

A new poster series takes the landscapes that have inspired countless road trips and daydreams of summer vacation and imagines what they’ll look like in 2050 if climate change is allowed to continue unchecked.

More »

6 steps to “Make Our Planet Great Again” – Land Use Change Matters

Conservation International highlights a recent article in Nature where Christiana Figueres and colleagues set out a six-point plan for turning the tide of the world’s carbon dioxide by 2020.

More »

Billion-Dollar Disasters Trending Up

Billion-dollar disasters are happening across the country, and climate change is often linked. These weather and climate disasters are becoming more frequent and more costly. Costs can be reduced with climate adaptation measures, such as restoring coastal marshes, increasing the flood-preparedness of homes, and treating stressed vegetation in wildfire-prone areas. But according to the recent National Climate Assessment, climate change is still outpacing our planning. To minimize our risks, we must reduce our carbon emissions as quickly as possible.

More »

U.S. Setting Records

In the U.S., record highs are outpacing record lows in February 2017 at a record-setting pace. There have also been 248 monthly record highs and no monthly record lows. The latest Climate Prediction Center forecast shows that spring is likely to be warmer than normal and that could keep warm weather records falling.

More »

Climate Change Resource Center

The United States Forest Service’s (USFS) Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) is a collection of forest management resources. It includes an extensive library, climate change and carbon tools, webinars and short courses by topic area and ecosystem, as well as an introductory webinar for new users.

More »

Inspire

Land trusts can help inspire change by continuing to lead communities in working towards shared visions of wise resource use with a focus on conservation and long-term planning.

More »

What Causes Climate Change?

Climate change is a natural process that has been sped up by human activities. Natural or geologic climate change should not be confused with modern climate change. Today, when most people talk about climate change, they are really talking about modern climate change, also known as anthropogenic — human-caused — climate change.

More »

Why is it Important to Plan for Climate Change?

Introductory discussion addressing why it is important to plan for climate change.

More »

How is the Land Trust Community Adapting to Address Climate Change Impacts?

Numerous land trusts have already incorporated elements of climate adaptation planning into their management strategies. In general, a climate change adaptation plan identifies and assesses impacts that are likely to affect the planning area, develops goals and actions to best minimize these impacts, and establishes a process to implement those actions. Climate change adaptation actions can often fulfill other management goals, such as sustainable development and risk reduction, and can therefore be incorporated into existing decision-making processes.

More »

Working Lands

Working lands not only provide ecological and intrinsic values – they are offer security and protection of the county’s sources of foods and fiber and jobs for millions of Americans.

More »