Climate change is happening, and the land trust community has a critical role to play in addressing it. Download the report.
Over the past four decades, the Open Space Institute has protected more than 2.2 million acres, of which 45,000 were protected as part of our Resilient Landscape Initiative. This initiative supports land trusts from Maine to Alabama to integrate climate science into conservation. The Land Trust Alliance, which works to save the places people love and need by strengthening land conservation across America, has launched an ambitious Land and Climate Program to empower the land trust community to help mitigate climate change by doing what we’ve always done: conserving more land and stewarding it effectively.
Our two organizations are partnering to help land trusts actively plan for climate change and communicate effectively about the benefits of protecting land with climate in mind.