Conservation IS Climate Action

Conservation IS climate action — and it can benefit people, nature, and wildlife. By protecting, restoring, and sustainably managing America’s lands and waters, we can capture and store carbon while also supporting climate resilience, promoting biodiversity, and mitigating risk for disasters like floods and wildfires.

Importantly, conservation initiatives can help advance environmental equity and justice, whether that’s through efforts to improve access to nature or indigenous leadership on Natural Climate Solutions. Both public and private lands have important roles to play. By conserving our public lands, and working with private landowners to sustainably manage grasslands, farms, and forests, we can benefit our climate — and rural communities, too.