To unlock the potential of our soils to help the U.S. achieve a net-zero economy, farmers and ranchers need transformative investment.
Many farmers believe the scientific evidence that soil health practices improve soil and water quality. However, they are reluctant to change management techniques without knowing how much the soil health practices will cost or benefit them. So, American Farmland Trust found “soil health successful farmers,” and conducted benefit-cost analyses.
Soil health practices like cover crops can be profitable over time, but scaling the adoption of these practices beyond the early adopters will require financial support across the first few years of adoption.
Farmers are striving to be both sustainable and profitable with practices that have the potential to improve the land and their bottom line.
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.
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.
Hear from the chief conservation officer for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership on why she values her place within the U.S. Nature4Climate coalition and how the TRCP is prioritizing Natural Climate Solutions in its work to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish.
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.
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.