A $210,000 grant from OSI’s Resilient Landscapes Initiative allowed the Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust to acquire a conservation easement on the 750-acre hunt club property
Research & Policy

A Guide for Land Trusts on Conserving Nature in the Face of Climate Change (2016)

Photo Credit: Ed Neville

Every extreme weather event underscores our world’s new reality: climate change is happening now. In recent years, scientists from across the country have called on the land conservation community to mobilize around an accepted fact — land protection is a national priority for ensuring that natural systems, and the species and humans that depend on them, will continue to thrive.

The guide, developed by OSI, the Land Trust Alliance, and the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative and other partners and released in Fall 2016, demonstrates how land protection can strategically increase the chances that natural systems will adapt to climate change. Read a two-page summary or the full "Climate Guide" on the Conservation in a Changing Climate website. 

Download the complete guide.

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