Document / Report / White Paper

Integrating Climate Adaptation into Land Conservation: A Climate-Smart Framework for Land Trusts

Posted 2020
Point Blue Conservation Science
Marian Vernon
About This Report / White Paper

Land trusts are on the front lines of responding to climate impacts on their conserved lands and are well-positioned to increase their climate-smart conservation work.

This handbook from Point Blue Conservation Science covers:

  • How to gather and analyze information about climate change for your region of focus

  • How to integrate climate change into priority setting and strategic conservation

  • How to design climate-smart conservation easements and project selection criteria

  • How to integrate climate change into stewardship plans and projects

The information in the handbook aims to help increase the resilience of conserved lands in the context of climate change and ensure land trusts fulfill their commitment to protect land in perpetuity.

View more climate-smart conservation tools and guidance from Point Blue Conservation Science.