About This Event
Land trusts like yours already preserve land that protects fresh water and increases resilience to climate change. But, are you being as effective at impacting water quality and mitigating climate change impacts as you could be?
In this short course, we’ll examine the synergies between climate, water and land protection. We’ll walk you through a strategic process to focus your efforts and explore resources that can guide and fund your work. You’ll gain practical knowledge and concrete steps to make your land and water conservation work more intentional and effective.
Thanks to generous support from foundations and donors, this series is $50 for Land Trust Alliance members or $75 for non-members per connection.
In advance of our first session, you will receive Zoom login information. If you registered but are missing this information, please email Laura Eklov.
These 90-minute interactive training sessions will feature presentations, case studies, small group conversations and large group debriefings. Each session will build on the last. Missed a session or can’t make the time? All registrants will receive a link to the recording within a week after each videoconference.
We’ll discuss how climate change is impacting water quality, why and how land trusts can help protect water quality, and what tools, technologies and data can help you bring these considerations into your planning, including the Land Trust Alliance’s new publication, Taking the Plunge: Guidance and Inspiration to Help Land Trusts Protect and Restore Water Quality. Key concepts include:
Water quality and quantity considerations.
Climate change’s impacts on water dynamics now and in the future.
Why water and climate may be an untapped opportunity for land trusts.
An introduction to the Alliance’s new water quality guide.
To connect land protection, natural climate solutions, resilience and best management practices for water quality, you’ll need to do strategic conservation planning. Key concepts for this session include:
How to navigate the water quality guide’s five-step strategic process.
Putting the pieces together: a showcase of land trusts engaging on water and climate.
To address both climate impacts and water quality protection in your strategic conservation plan, you’ll need additional resources and a great set of partners to collaborate with. Key concepts covered in this session include:
Building regional partnerships and collaborations to increase impact.
Existing and future funding available for water and climate work.
Best tips and practices to communicate the importance of your work to the public, funders and potential partners.
In this final 60-minute discussion session, you will be invited to discuss what plans your organization is developing and the progress you’ve made, and to ask questions to help guide your future progress. With instructor, facilitator and peer support, we will reflect on what you have learned and assess your organization’s situation and needs.
Please note: this session will not be recorded so you can share freely with your peers.