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Conservation in a Changing Climate:

OSI Resilient Landscapes Grantees

Map of Resilient Projects 2016.10

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Land conservation is a critical piece of the climate-action puzzle. That is why, in 2012, OSI launched the $12 million Resilient Landscapes Initiative. Through this effort, OSI works with other land trusts to protect resilient sites, and translate and promote the use of this critical science across the eastern United States. 

The Open Space Institute’s Resilient Landscapes Initiative Catalyst grants further the use of climate science to ensure a resilient future. These grants provide support for integrating this science to inform future protection efforts. OSI awards grants to qualified non-profit organizations through a competitive process with the assistance of an advisory board comprised of experts with knowledge of natural resources, conservation policy and land conservation funding.

Catalyst Grantees:

Appalachian Mountain Club, NH

Bear Paw Regional Greenways, NH

Blackrock Forest, NY

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, NC

Columbia Land Conservancy, NY

Conservation Trust for North Carolina, NC

Highlands Cashiers Land Trust, NC

Highstead, CT

Mainspring Conservation Trust, NC

Massachusetts Audubon Society, MA

Mount Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative, ME

New Jersey Conservation Foundation, NJ

North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, NC

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, NC

The Land Trust for Tennessee, TN

Triangle Land Conservancy, NC

Vermont Land Trust, VT

Wildlife Conservation Society, NY


Capitalized with a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, OSI’s Resilient Landscapes Initiative also provides Capital grants and loans to land protection projects within selected regions of the east. Projects must lie in one of OSI’s four Focus Areas and demonstrate protection of resilient characteristics. 

Capital Grantees:

 Bear Paw Regional Greenways, NH

Cacapon & Lost Rivers Land Trust, WV

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, NC

Conservation Trust for North Carolina, NC

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, NC

Delaware Highlands Conservancy, PA

Kestrel Land Trust, MA

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, Inc., MA

New Jersey Conservation Foundation, NJ

Potomac Conservancy, WV

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, NH

Southeastern Climbers Coalition, TN

Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire, NH

Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, TN

The Conservation Fund, NC

The Conservation Fund, NJ

The Conservation Fund, PA

The Conservation Fund, TN

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, NJ

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina, NC

The Land Trust for Tennessee, TN

The Nature Conservancy, AL

The Nature Conservancy, PA

The Nature Conservancy, VT

The Nature Conservancy, WV

Western Foothills Land Trust, ME



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