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A Quick Guide to Adaptation Planning for Land Trusts – USDA

The USDA Forest Service created this guide that includes an Adaptation Workbook process to help land trusts navigate the effects of climate change.

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New England’s Climate Imperative: Our Forests as a Natural Climate Solution: A Highstead Report

A 2022 report from Highstead explores how New England’s forests are an important climate solution and explores five pathways to increase forests’ impact.

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Governor’s Council on Climate Change

Learn more about the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3), as well as access reports regarding climate change in Connecticut.

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Communications Best Practices – Land Trust Alliance

The Land Trust Alliance provides tips on ways to effectively communicate about climate change with others.

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How to Talk About Climate Change – Land Trust Alliance & Open Space Institute

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.

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Reshaping the Energy Future: Renewables and Land Trusts – Land Trust Alliance

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.

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Practical Pointers: Siting Renewables on Conservation Easements – Land Trust Alliance

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.

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Solar Siting Guidelines – American Farmland Trust

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.

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Resilient Sites for Conservation in the Eastern US – The Nature Conservancy

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.

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Accessing TNC Resiliency Science Handout

A compilation of resources and links shared by The Nature Conservancy from the 2020 Climate Primer.

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Parcel Prioritization Analysis Handbook – Weantinoge Land Trust

This resource was shared at the 2020 Climate Primer for land trusts.

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Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink – National Audubon Society

The National Audubon Society created a website sharing how climate change impacts hundreds of species of birds across the United States.