Whether you’re managing an urban garden plot, ½ acre suburban backyard, 1,000 acres of parkland or a mountain range of wilderness, climate change is becoming the primary issue for most land managers. It’s encouraged many of us accustomed to ecological restoration to transition towards ecological resilience: the ability of a natural landscape to sustain necessary ecological functions and native biodiversity under multiple stressors and changes. Full restoration isn’t always possible, but managing for resilience can create a more sustainable, connected landscape.
Join us to discuss the connective tissue that joins ecosystem resilience with global biodiversity, international wildlife migration and climate adaptation. We’ll look at new and inspiring web-based mapping tools used by leading conservation organizations like The Nature Conservancy, National Audubon Society and One Earth, and discuss making these tools scalable for neighborhoods or million-acre preserves. We’ll end with accessible, fun citizen science that bring these concepts to life.