Stories in California

Two Futures. One Choice.

Choose wisely

A fox versus empty vegetation
Biodiversity There is a future where we are not the only dominant species. © TNC

Climate change is here and California is at a crossroads. We can take action or we can let life in our state become unbearable. We've already seen what's coming. From catastrophic megafires to a never ending drought, these disasters have become our new normal. 

The Nature Conservancy has protected over a million acres in California and brought species back from the brink of extinction. We have a vision for a climate resilient California and we have a plan to make it a reality.

You are part of this plan. Two futures lie ahead, and you have a choice to make. Make it now

Your Journey to Climate Action

  • Pledge to make fighting climate change a priority in your life

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    to make fighting climate change a priority in your life.

  • Educate yourself with monthly conservation learnings and the TNC webinar series.

    Educate

    yourself with monthly conservation learnings and the TNC webinar series.

  • Commit to simple carbon-reducing lifestyle changes.

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    to simple carbon-reducing lifestyle changes.

  • Support one of the on-the-ground strategies you’ve learned about.

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    one of the on-the-ground strategies you’ve learned about.

May 2022

  • The Pacific Ocean and rock formations on Rodeo Beach, Marin Headlands.

    Webinar | State of Our Oceans | May 10th

    Climate change is hitting our oceans hard. But few can see what's happening beneath the waves. Join Tom Dempsey, Director of our California Oceans Team, for the State of Our Oceans webinar to learn what’s going on and what you can do. Register Now!

  • Two people in yellow reflective vests walk beneath large flat metal structures.

    What You Can Do | Green Your Grid

    You might not know it, but California energy providers offer a variety of renewable energy programs for customers. You've already calculated your carbon footprint, now it's time to "green" your personal energy use. Green Your Grid!

  • Two people in yellow reflective vests walk beneath large flat metal structures.

    What We're Doing | Sierra Nevada Restoration

    With a series of four forest restoration projects, TNC is working to protect the Sierra Nevada from megafires. See how our projects are going from 2,300 acres to 2.4 million acres. Growing Our Impact

Sign the “One Choice” Pledge

You are part of the climate solution. Want to know how? Sign the pledge! You'll take environmental action in your own life and gain access to our Webinar Series and Action Newsletter. We’ll guide you through every step, but it starts with the pledge.

Sign the pledge!
 TNC staff monitoring salmon in a river.
Hiker overlooks a super bloom in Carrizo Plain National Monument.
  Staff Research Associate for UC Davis Center for watershed Sciences conducting research in the Shasta River.
Clean up on Ormond Beach, California.
TNC biologist, Mike Beck, performs rockfish survey in upper canopy of mixed giant kelp and bull kelp off  California.
Nature is Our Solution Ewan McGregor voices TNC's video anthem, filmed in critical ecosystems across California. Experience nature’s role in addressing threats like wildfire and poor air quality and see TNC’s science in action.

Catch Up on Last Month's Actions!

Earth Month | April 2022

  • A diver in a sea of barracuda.

    Webinar

    Join us on April 21st for TNC California's Virtual Earth Day Summit. Hear from conservation luminaries like Paul Hawken, expert scientists like Dr. Michael Mann and committed advocates like Meryl Streep in three panel discussions. Register Now!

  • A TNC scientist measures a tree to help assess the forest's carbon storage capacity.

    What You Can Do | Calculate Your Carbon Emissions

    The first step to reducing your carbon emissions is knowing how much you're producing. Use our interactive calculator to determine your carbon footprint. Find Out Your Carbon Footprint!

  • Two people in yellow reflective vests walk beneath large flat metal structures.

    What We're Doing | Historic Climate Policy

    In 2021 the state of California allocated more money to climate resilience than any state in our country's history. TNC was a big part of that and now we're making sure that money is translating into action on the ground. Get in the room where it happens.