Generously supported by the Doris Duke
Charitable Foundation, OSI launched the Resilient Landscapes
Initiative in 2013 to help land trusts and public agencies across the eastern
United States respond to climate change. The Initiative seeks to
increase conservation of resilient landscapes and to focus land trusts
on critical climate priorities. OSI achieves its goals through two
capital grant funds in the Northeast and Southeast, and through a fund for outreach and education grants (Catalyst program). The specific geographies and fund guidelines are below. Read the Resilient Landscapes Intiative's overview here.
Northeast Resilient Landscapes Fund provides capital grants and loans to
land protection projects within selected regions of the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic
and Central Appalachians.
Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund provides capital grants and loans to land
protection projects within selected regions of the Southeastern United States.
OSI's Catalyst Program furthers
the practical application of climate science and water quality science to land
protection through targeted grants for conservation planning and applied