​​​​​​​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.



  

     ​Resilience Resources                 
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​​​ Resilient and Connected Landscapes for Terrestrial Conservation

This report brings together resilience, permeability, and diversity to develop a connected network of sites that both represents the full suite of geophysical settings and has the connections and networks necessary to support the continued rearrangement of species in response to change.

       Download the report     •     Download the data

For additional data products contact edc@tnc.org

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 Resilient Sites for Terrestrial Conservation in Eastern North America


This report updates the resilience analysis for the eastern North America with improved and unified methods.  Sites are identified across all geophysical settings that have land characteristics (landscape diversity and local connectedness) that increase resilience to climate change

 Download the report    •   Download the basic data​

For additional data products contact edc@tnc.org ​





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