Agroforestry: A Climate Solution with Big Potential

Agroforestry is, in a nutshell, farming with trees. A renewed interest in agroforestry comes from the opportunity it presents to turn farmers into climate heroes, sequestering carbon on working farmland while keeping it productive and profitable.

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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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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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Roadmap to a Solar Energy Future on Long Island

The Long Island Solar Roadmap developed by the New York Division of The Nature Conservancy details the opportunities of mid- to large-scale solar arrays to help meet New York’s nation-leading climate and clean energy goals. “This report shows that in scaling up solar, we don’t have to choose between one ‘green’ good—clean energy—and another—undisturbed forests, open spaces, and farmland….With the right approach, we have room for it all.”

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