The USDA Forest Service created this guide that includes an Adaptation Workbook process to help land trusts navigate the effects of climate change.
A 2022 report from Highstead explores how New England’s forests are an important climate solution and explores five pathways to increase forests’ impact.
Learn more about the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3), as well as access reports regarding climate change in Connecticut.
The Land Trust Alliance provides tips on ways to effectively communicate about climate change with others.
The Land Trust Alliance and the Open Space Institute created this document to guide land trusts as they discuss climate change issues in their local communities.
In this document the Alliance articulates the important role that land trusts can play in renewable energy development and offers specific guidance on ways that land trusts can participate in this important issue to support improved conservation outcomes in the context of a changing climate.
Assessing whether renewable energy is an appropriate activity is a site-specific question that can only be answered after careful analysis of the conservation values of a given property and in the full context of an individual project. These “practical pointers” help support that analysis.
American Farmland Trust’s mission is to save the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land. AFT supports accelerated solar development and believes that, with proper planning and siting, our agricultural lands can also play a meaningful role in hosting solar energy while maintaining active and productive agriculture.
This resource from The Nature Conservancy shares resilient sites in the Eastern US where conservation action is most likely to succeed in the long term.
A compilation of resources and links shared by The Nature Conservancy from the 2020 Climate Primer.
This resource was shared at the 2020 Climate Primer for land trusts.
The National Audubon Society created a website sharing how climate change impacts hundreds of species of birds across the United States.