USFWS Coastal Program benefits fish and fishing in Freeport, Maine 

A strong partnership in Maine is undertaking a restoration project on
Frost Gully Brook to remove dams and plant native trees/plants
along the stream’s banks – providing new trout habitat, while also
supporting Maine’s outdoor recreation economy, and helping to
tackle climate change by capturing and sequestering carbon dioxide
from the air. This project is one of dozens of Coastal Programs across
the U.S. that are helping to preserve biodiversity, mitigate climate
change, and increase climate resilience.

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Forests: A seemingly simple answer to confronting climate change and biodiversity loss

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.

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Alex Jackson © The Trust for Public Land

Climate Resilient Conservation on Atlanta’s West Side

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.

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Scott Hotaling

Large Landscape Conservation: Pine Mountain Wildlands Corridor

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.

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Preston Keres © USDA

Conservation is Climate Action

Bold conservation of America’s forests, grasslands, wetlands, farms, and ranches is needed to combat climate change. U.S. Nature4Climate’s Conservation IS Climate Action campaign is highlighting conservation success stories that illustrate how conservation action is climate action.

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Kumar L Goodwine-Kennedy © Geechee Sea Island Coalition

Salt Marsh Conservation on the Atlantic Coast – Where Blue Carbon Supports Diverse Partnership

The South Atlantic Salt Marsh Initiative brings together federal, state, and local governments, military officials, and community leaders who recognize the habitat’s ability to help protect shorelines against flooding and storm surge. The initiative aims to conserve about a million acres of marsh stretching from North Carolina to north Florida.

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Quinn Lowrey

Conserving and Restoring Whitebark Pine

Forward-thinking forest restoration from tribes and companies helps to ensure whitebark pine can provide benefits to people and wildlife well into the future.

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Ami Vitale

Climate Solutions in the Sagebrush Steppe

Sagebrush ecosystems play an important role in the nation’s climate future. Because of the unique challenges of scale, ownership, and threats on the range, we need solutions that work for people, wildlife, and the climate together.

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How Climate Action Can Reboot Economies in Rural America

Investment in climate-smart infrastructure is needed to boost rural economies and support jobs. New analysis from World Resources Institute finds such investments in clean energy and land sectors offer the greatest potential for job creation in rural communities.

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