​Sustaining Nature Under Climate Change

Climate change is one the most pressing challenges facing life on earth. Human communities prepare for change through cooperation, planning, and manipulating their environment to reduce risks.   Plants and animals face the same challenges but in contrast to people they must relocate in order to survive, and the landscape through which they must move is often fragmented, hostile, and unsuitable for persistence.

  • How do we ensure that the North American landscape will continue to support its iconic wildlife and vast botanical diversity? 
  • How do we ensure that nature will continue to provide the wealth of materials, food, medicines and clean water we depend on?
  • How do we ensure that the places we conserve today will support a diversity of species tomorrow?