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Research & Policy

Land Protection Planning in a Changing Climate (2019)

Image Credit: Jerry Monkman / EcoPhotography

For years, few land trusts understood their important role in ensuring natural and human communities could adapt to climate change. To empower conservation practitioners and mobilize protection of critical climate-resilient lands, the Open Space Institute (OSI) launched the Resilient Landscapes Initiative (RLI) in 2012. In the years since, the RLI has helped to translate emerging climate-resilience science to the land trust community, and rally land trusts of all sizes to conserve target lands. 

A five-year retrospective of the Open Space Institute’s Climate Resilient Landscape Initiative in Northern New England is available here.

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