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Climate Smart Stewardship

Welcome to our comprehensive collection of resources on climate-smart stewardship. Here, you’ll find a diverse array of materials designed to support your journey in understanding and implementing climate-smart practices. These resources range from  explanations of what climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices to planning tools like the USFS Tree Atlas and NIACS Adaptation Journal, which offer invaluable insights and guidance for effective stewardship in a changing climate. These resources can be helpful for anyone from seasoned land stewards, to new landowners, or concerned nature lovers.

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USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service(NRCS)

Climate Smart Mitigation Activities Categories 

Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Mitigation Activities List 2024

Explanation of the list of Climate Smart Activities 

Climate Response Framework

Climate Adaptation for Land Trusts

Adaptation Planning for Land Trusts

Adaptation Demonstration Projects

Point Blue Conservation Science

Integrating Climate Adaptation into Land Conservation – A Climate Smart Framework

Yale Forest Forum

Understanding Climate-Smart Forestry in Practice – Recorded Webinar Series

Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center

Recorded Webinar archive

Land Trust Alliance

Climate Related Resources for Land Trusts

Northern Institute for Applied Climate Science (NIACS)

Adaptation Workbook – Tool for management and conservation

Southern New England Exurban Oak Demonstration Site

U.S. Forest Service (USFS)

USFS Climate Change Resource Center

Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers

Climate Change and Adaptation in the Northeast – Map Series

USFS Climate Tools and Data

USFS Tree Atlas

The Nature Conservancy

Resilient Land Mapping Tool

Trust for Public Land

Conservation Carbon Mapping

Climate Toolbox

Projected Climate Mapper

Assorted Climate Data tools

Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange

Databases, open access resources, events and opportunities

Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC)

Climate Change Related Resources

Stewardship Related Resources

Climate Smart Funding Opportunities 

CT Land Conservation Council – Climate Smart Land Stewardship

Land Trust Alliance – Land and Climate Grant Program

NRCS Environmental Quality Incentive Program

NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program

Northwest CT Land Conservancy (NCLC) – Building Resiliency on Northwest CT Farmland


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