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Adding the Impacts of Climate Change to a Strategic Plan: Big Sur Land Trust

This CAKEx case study details how Big Sur Land Trust is working to anticipate the impacts climate change will have and preparing management strategies to address shifting conditions.

Additional Federal Conservation Initiatives and Resources

Additional Federal Conservation Initiatives and National Resources can provide resource management planning support.

Climate Change Communications for Land Trusts Final Report

With this project, the Land Trust Alliance and the Open Space Institute engaged Water Words That Work, LLC to seek answers on how land trusts can best integrate climate
change into their outreach.

Climate Smart Habitat Conservation

NOAA’s Climate Smart Habitat Conservation website provides information and links on the benefits of incorporating climate change into coastal habitat conservation efforts.

Conserving Land to Combat Climate Change

Jeff Leon, a former Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy board member, describes how conservation can be a personal response to a changing climate.

Ecological Corridors Protect Wildlife Movement and Water Quality in Michigan

Regionally planned ecological corridors are being implemented in Michigan to protect wildlife and water quality.

Joint Ventures

Using a cooperative, science-based business model, Joint Venture partnerships tackle the most pressing issues facing wildlife managers and conservationists today, including immediate and future threats from global climate change. Joint Ventures partner within existing bird conservation initiatives and state wildlife action plans, to achieve efficiency, coordination and results.

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant

Funding from the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant is used to acquire, restore or enhance coastal wetlands and adjacent uplands to provide long-term conservation benefits to fish, wildlife and their habitat. This USFWS grant program supports restoration and projection objectives of the National Priority Wetlands Conservation Plan.

NatureServe Conservation Status Assessments: Evaluating Species and Ecosystem Risk

The revised 2012 NatureServe Conservation Status Assessment guidance builds on the 2009 report and draws heavily from the Standards and Petitions Subcommittee of the IUNC’s Species Survival Commission. This publication identifies eight core rank factors of risk assessments and highlights methodology and tools to identify threats to ecosystems and species.

NatureServe Explorer

The NatureServe Explorer is an authoritative source for information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada. Explorer includes in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species.