The Tree Equity Score developed by American Forests gives a neighborhood-by-neighborhood and municipal-level assessment of tree cover in every urban area across America.
New research from The Nature Conservancy finds that forests impacted by recent and severe insect and disease disturbance have a greatly reduced capacity to sequester carbon. Fortunately, this is a problem we can do something about.
Federal investment and action from all levels of society can allow the United States to achieve the full potential of natural climate solutions, creating jobs and other economic benefits in the process.
In western Minnesota, John Reed and his son Jake are growing a family legacy of conservation on their ranchland. Protecting their land and managing it with grass-fed, Angus cattle keep the prairie in good shape and their operation financially stable.
Protecting and restoring natural areas that are close to cities and communities of color can help create equitable access to nature while providing climate benefits.
The Nature Conservancy and a broad network of stakeholders formed the Rio Grande Water Fund (RGWF) to work cooperatively to reduce the risk of megafires, protect precious water supplies and build resilience against climate change threats.
Scientists with The Nature Conservancy and Clark University in Massachusetts have worked together to create a forest carbon analysis and online mapping tool that shows the potential of forests across the continental US to capture and store climate-changing carbon emissions for years to come, even on lands as small as one-quarter of an acre.
Cities around the United States are addressing equity issues by listening at the local level, and the Trust for Public Land is helping communities plan for urban green spaces that provide numerous social, environmental, and climate benefits. One such example of urban conservation has taken place in the middle of west Atlanta’s historic Vine City neighborhood.
The Pine Mountain Wildlands Corridor project is a great example of science-driven and community-minded conservation. The project serves as a natural climate solution that mitigates both local and regional climate threats while providing additional environmental, social, and economic benefits.