Agencies to Partner for More Resilient Lands & Waters
The Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced four collaborative landscape partnerships to make important lands and waters more resilient to climate change. Federal agencies will work with local, state, and tribal organizations in southwest Florida, Hawaiʻi, Washington, and the Great Lakes region.
Building on existing collaborations, these Resilient Lands and Waters partnerships will help to conserve, restore, and increase the resilience of climate-vulnerable landscapes. They will also showcase the benefits of landscape-scale management approaches and help enhance the carbon storage capacity of these natural areas.
The four selected sites face a wide range of climate impacts and other ecological stressors related to climate change, including sea level rise, drought, wildfire, and invasive species. Using existing and new science-based tools, the collaborative partnerships will help these areas prepare for and prevent climate-related threats and ensure that long-term conservation efforts take climate change into account.
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