The Interconnections Between Biodiversity and Climate

Climate change intertwined with the alarming loss of biodiversity we are tracking today represent some of the gravest challenges we face as a society. Land trusts — which often work at the intersection of people and nature — are no strangers to these challenges.

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Sustainable Farming: Is There a Payoff?

Farmers are striving to be both sustainable and profitable with practices that have the potential to improve the land and their bottom line.

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Improving Climate + Park Equity in Cleveland

The Trust for Public Land is working with government and community partners to address climate and park equity in Cleveland through a people and data-driven approach.

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Seeing the City for the Trees

One obstacle to building an urban forestry workforce is that many young people don’t know how to access the field, or that it even exists. American Forests is working with partners to raise awareness of, and build bridges to, the field.

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Growing Trees, Growing Jobs

“Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions, and more!”

On its face, the California Conservation Corps’ motto might seem like more of a warning than a recruiting tool, but for thousands, it represents a promise: new skills, entry to a career, even a bit of an adventure.

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Investing in America’s Urban Forests

Despite the many benefits that trees provide, research suggests that tree canopy is unequally distributed in U.S. cities with low-income neighborhoods and communities of color often having less tree cover. Two of U.S. Nature4Climate’s coalition members are tackling the issue of urban tree cover head on, taking slightly different approaches to this work.

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Ambitious Climate Legislation in Massachusetts Sets the Bar for Other States

Massachusetts passed An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy, a groundbreaking and ambitious law that sets a net zero emissions goal–the new global standard–and requires the Commonwealth to decarbonize its economy by decreasing use of fossil fuels and harnessing nature to draw carbon from the air.

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It Starts with a Seed: Producing High Quality Native Seed for Restoration in the Willamette Valley

The Willamette Valley Native Plant Partnership plays a key role in advancing grassland restoration efforts, ensuring that landowners and managers have access to the right seed at the right place at the right time. This helps unlock the carbon storage potential of restored grasslands, while also ensuring the newly established plants are resilient to climate change.

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