The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) supports climate resilience and mitigation innovation across North America and globally.
Solutions in Action
Organizations across the U.S. are leading efforts that highlight the potential of Natural Climate Solutions. These solutions deliver economic benefits to farmers, ranchers, and forest owners, provide opportunities to marginalized and low-income communities, and protect biodiversity and native ecosystems, all while contributing to climate change mitigation. These successful initiatives are already providing models that, with the right policy and financial support, could be scaled nationwide.
Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the EnvironmentAmerican Farmland Trust
Learn more about how American Farmland Trust helped transform a farm property into one of the most cutting-edge agricultural research and training centers in the United States.
The Concow Resilience ProjectButte County Resource Conservation District
The Concow Resilience Project highlights how forest restoration can make our forests both more resilient and more effective at storing carbon.
Forest Carbon MapThe Trust for Public Land & American Forests
Protecting carbon rich landscapes is a critical natural climate solution. That’s why The Trust for Public Land and American Forests developed the Forest Carbon Map, a web-based tool that quantifies existing forest carbon stocks across the United States.
A National Example for the Climate-Friendly Management of ForestsThe Pacific Forest Trust
In California, the Pacific Forest Trust’s work in the Van Eck Forest has set a national example for the climate-friendly management of sustainable and productive forests.
A Collaborative Approach to Tackling Climate ChangeThe U.S. Climate Alliance’s Natural & Working Lands Challenge
The U.S. Climate Alliance’s Natural & Working Lands Challenge is an ambitious effort to help states tackle climate change by getting the most out of our natural and working lands.
New Climate Federalism: Effectively Addressing Climate Change Requires Action At All Levels of GovernmentWorld Resources Institute
An effective response to climate change in the United States will require coordinated, collaborative action by federal, state and local governments. The improved management of natural and working lands is a key component of an all-hands-on-deck carbon mitigation strategy.
Banding Together to Protect the Great OutdoorsThe Outdoor Industry Association Climate Action Corps
Nature is at the heart of outdoor recreation, so it is natural that the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) supports U.S. Nature4Climate. Learn more about OIA’s efforts to reduce emissions and increase sequestration in natural and working lands.
Catalyzing Coastal Vegetation for Blue Carbon SequestrationTNC's Virginia Coast Reserve Partnership
The Nature Conservancy’s blue carbon initiative is demonstrating how eelgrass can mitigate climate change, improve coastal resilience, and restore habitat on the Virginia shore.
Proving Alley Cropping’s Potential to Mitigate Climate Change & Provide New Income for FarmersTNC’s Natural Climate Solutions Accelerator
Learn about projects being undertaken by various organizations, supported by The Nature Conservancy. The alley cropping initiative by the Savanna Institute is one such fine example of how farms and forests can go hand in hand in providing economic benefits.
A Roadmap for Carbon Removal in the United StatesWorld Resources Institute
Carbon neutrality will require carbon removal, as well as emissions reductions. The CarbonShot report from the World Resources Institute provides a policy roadmap for making the large-scale investments in carbon removal necessary for the United States to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Powerful Networks of Investors and Companies Committed to Tackling Climate ChangeCeres
Read about how the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres brings together investors and companies to tackle climate change and other global sustainability challenges.
Creating Tree EquityAmerican Forests’ Urban Forestry Program
Trees in U.S. metropolitan areas and small towns are responsible for almost one-fifth of the carbon that is captured and stored in the U.S. Learn how American Forests’ urban forestry program, Community ReLeaf, takes action to plant and care for city trees where they are needed most – in low-income communities and neighborhoods of color.
Helping Families Sustainably Preserve Their Natural LegaciesThe Family Forest Carbon Program
The American Forest Foundation and The Nature Conservancy team up to help forest owners manage their land in sustainable and climate-smart ways.
TAZO Tree Corps Fights for Climate Justice and Jobs
TAZO tea has partnered with American Forests to launch the TAZO Tree Corps, an urban forestry workforce that aims to transform lives by training and employing local fellows to plant and care for trees in the neighborhoods that need them the most.