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Climate-Resilient Land Protection


Join sponsors The Nature Conservancy, Vermont Law School, and Alliance for Vermont Communities for an inspiring evening of discussion on how we can create a connected and resilient landscape across the northeast.

Species are moving 11 miles north and 30 feet in elevation each decade in response to climate change. How do we safeguard botanical diversity and iconic wildlife in the northeast in the face of a significantly changing landscape? Fortunately, ground-breaking conservation science shines a spotlight on special places, known as natural strongholds, that can tolerate climate impacts and continue supporting both people and nature.

Dr. Mark Anderson, Conservation Science Director for The Nature Conservancy, and his team, have modeled a comprehensive map of strongholds across the continental US. Their research illuminates a targeted path forward to conserve the most important lands and waters on which all life depends. This 60-minute presentation will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. Event will take place in Oakes 007, Cheryl Hanna Classroom at the Vermont Law School.

Speaker Biography

Mark Anderson is director of conservation science for The Nature Conservancy’s Eastern U.S. Region. He provides science leadership, ecological analysis, and landscape assessments for conservation efforts across twenty-two eastern states. He holds a doctorate in ecology from University of New Hampshire and has published widely on climate change resilience, large landscape conservation, biodiversity, and forest dynamics. In 2016, Mark won The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Achievement award.


This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, please RSVP!