NEW YORK, NY —October 16, 2016 — Thirteen
OSI staff will attend the 2016 Land Trust
in Minneapolis later this month, and several will present or facilitate a number of workshops focused on climate change and transborder land conservation.
October 27, Peter Howell, OSI’s Executive Vice President in charge of our
Conservation Capital Program, will participate on a panel on conservation
across the US-Canadian border. The panel
is part of a daylong workshop sponsored by the International Land Conservation
Network that will focus on cross-border collaboration for private land
conservation. Peter will speak about OSI’s Transborder Land
which has conserved 43,960 acres of land in northern New England and
southeastern Canada. Workshop panels will feature case studies from
Mexico, the European Union, and other locations around the world.
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Weinberg, OSI’s Director of Research, will speak about climate science and land
conservation at a breakfast session October 29 sponsored by the Practitioners’
Network for Large Landscape Conservation. The session, jointly sponsored by the Lincoln
Institute for Land Policy and Highstead, will include
conservation practitioners from across the U.S. Abby
will highlight successful efforts by land trusts to incorporate
resilience science developed by The Nature Conservancy at the landscape scale
into local conservation planning.
Additional information on speakers and
details can be found here.
On October 29 at 10:30 am, Joel Houser,
OSI’s new Southeast Coordinator, will participate on a panel on climate
change and land conservation (A19: Taking the Lead on Climate Change: A
Discussion About the Role of Land Trusts). Panelists in the session,
facilitated by Peter Howell and LTA’s
Erin Heskett, will share their experiences in incorporating climate
science in efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change through land
conservation. You may view a fuller workshop description here.
On October 30 from 8:30 am – 12 noon, Abigail Weinberg will
facilitate a two-part workshop entitled “Updating Conservation Priorities and
Management Strategies to Reduce Climate Change Risks” (Sessions D16 & E15). The first session will describe
large-scale assessments designed to identify “climate resilient” areas for
conservation. The second session will emphasize site-scale applications,
providing examples of how and where land trusts and partners have incorporated
climate science on the ground. You may view fuller workshop descriptions here
for Part I and
We look forward to seeing you all at the Land Conservation Rally!