Open Space Initiative and Land Trust Alliance
BSC Group is providing climate resiliency outreach for northern New England land trusts. Outreach efforts provide climate science and GIS expertise to guide land trusts as they incorporate climate resiliency into their strategic conservation plans. BSC Group is providing technical outreach on the use of the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Collaborative’s Conservation Planning Atlas, hosted on the Data Basin platform, and The Nature Conservancy’s Resilient Mapping Tool, including the most recently updated datasets. These resiliency tools allow users to identify existing areas of ecological resilience on the landscape in order to prioritize efforts to protect and support ecological resilience to climate change. Technical outreach on ecosystem carbon cycle/carbon conservation and storage is also provided as well as webinars to share the climate resiliency planning process with other interested land trusts.