The Nature Conservancy has amassed decades of experience restoring habitats and species. On one hand, the wave of restoration rolling along the East Coast represents a logical progression.
Our deep investments in conservation and in building partnerships are paying off in new funding opportunities and expanded restoration projects, from the Virginia Coast Reserve to Long Island Sound. Talk to our conservation staff and partners alike these days, though, and you’ll detect a heightened sense of urgency as we witness how climate change is already changing our lands and waters.
There’s a growing awareness that the healthiest, most intact ecosystems not only will be most resilient and likely to endure, but also will stand to make a real difference in our lives.
Read on for inspiring examples from places where the Conservancy is helping nature and people adapt to our changing world.
A restoration wave in Virginia shows that healthy habitats are most resilient in the face of climate change.
Conservancy scientists are trying to find ways in which to protect biodiversity as the climate warms, and are discovering that opportunities may be sky-high in the Central Appalachian Mountains.