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Bringing Climate Science to Southern Land Trusts (2018)

GREENVILLE, SC (February 28, 2018) - Since 2014, nearly 100 land conservation organizations have integrated climate change science into their land-protection decisions with support from OSI. Through grants and technical assistance, OSI is encouraging these land trusts to lead the way on addressing climate change.

The South Carolina nonprofit Upstate Forever is the latest to sign on as an OSI “climate change ambassador.” Over the last year, Upstate Forever has been working with Maria Whitehead, OSI’s Senior Project Manager based in North Carolina, to help the local land trust integrate the latest climate science into its strategic conservation plans, and guide its use of scarce conservation dollars.

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