The climate is changing, and nature is in flux. Plant and animal populations must move to adapt and survive. How do we ensure that the North American landscape will continue to support its iconic wildlife and vast botanical diversity? That nature will continue to provide the wealth of materials, food, medicines and clean water we depend on?

The Nature Conservancy’s first-of-its-kind study in the Central US identifies a conservation portfolio that represents all the region’s physical habitats while aligning them into a network of climate-resilient sites, confirmed biodiversity locations, and species movement areas (zones and corridors). The results provide a blueprint for conservation that aims to sustain the region's natural diversity by allowing species to adapt to climate impacts and thrive. The draft report is available now for review.  The component datasets are available in the Resilient Land Mapping tool.  The final data is available for download.


Click here to go to the page of the rolled up Resilient and Connected analyses for all regions.

Here is a direct link to the data page for the all region roll up.