The Nature Conservancy’s Resilient and Connected Landscapes project is the first study to comprehensively map resilient lands and significant climate corridors across Eastern North America. Released in October 2016, the study took eight years to complete, involved 60 scientists, and developed innovative new techniques for mapping climate-driven movements.
To help explain the project we have created three interactive maps. The first describes the concepts used to map Resilient Sites. The second explains how we mapped climate corridors and movement zones to design Connected Landscapes that facilitate species range shifts. The third shows how this information can be used to support Conservation Strategies like carbon storage, road mitigation, and land and water protection.
Explore the results below,
download the data, read the report, or peruse background papers.
This project was supported by a grant from the
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.