Biden Administration releases environmental justice screening tool that will help federal agencies fulfill the Justice40 commitment of ensuring disadvantaged communities get at least 40 percent of the benefits of climate-related spending.
Montreal is hosting the largest biodiversity conference in the world—The Narwhal article explains COP15, the United Nations Biodiversity Conference.
New report from the Hispanic Access Foundation highlights the interconnectedness of humanity and nature and explores how increasing equitable access to nature can help mitigate climate change while restoring, regenerating, and conserving biodiversity.
How we think ripples out to how we behave: In an essay in Emergence Magazine, Robin Wall Kimmerer argues for shifting from a commodification and scarcity mindset to one of gift and reciprocity, pondering if ‘economic biomimicry’ may allow us to design systems of exchange which benefit human people and more-than-human people at the same time.
Article in Popular Science highlights the growing push for Tribal co-management in the stewardship of public lands.
Article in Yale E360 highlights how Indigenous communities in northern Canada are setting aside vast areas for protection, and partnering with scientists on research that can help conserve their lands and their way of life.
The Pew Charitable Trust report synthesizes the state of knowledge on wildlife migrations in the western U.S.—highlighting the important ecological and economic value of animal movements, identifying threats to migrating wildlife, and offering recommendations for the long-term conservation of migratory animals and the corridors they travel.
Bureau of Land Management releases policy to support habitat connectivity on public lands.
New report from CivicGreen and partners suggests that the climate crisis requires us to engage everyday citizens in workable solutions that generate creativity and resilience, that enhance environmental and climate justice in communities most threatened, and that enlist diverse professional and institutional stakeholders in effective collaboration.
At the COP27 Climate Change Conference in Egypt, the Biden Administration announces a 'Nature-Based Solutions Roadmap' for the U.S., an outline of strategic recommendations to unlock the full potential of nature-based solutions to address climate change, nature loss, and inequity.
Article from The Nature of Cities explores lessons and insights around building networks and co-creation to deliver city-scale green networks using nature-based solutions.
The Open Space Institute and the New York Outdoor Recreation Coalition release a statewide plan to make millions of acres of parks and open spaces more welcoming and accessible for New Yorkers and visitors.
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases analysis of outdoor recreation economy for 2021.
Highstead Foundation report lays out five separate but complementary Natural Climate Solution pathways—avoided deforestation, wildland reserves, improved forest management, mass timber construction, and urban and suburban forests—that could increase the climate benefit of New England’s Forests.
Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy releases updated Southeast Blueprint Explorer.
Conservation Corridor article tracks state legislation that has passed in seven states this year to accelerate efforts to build wildlife crossings.
Route Fifty article spotlights the funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that will advance wildlife crossings.
The Appalachian Trail Landscape Partnership releases a report synthesizing insights and observations that emerged from a six-part virtual symposium exploring science and research topics to advance conservation and stewardship efforts throughout the Appalachian Trail landscape.
USDA and State of Wyoming formalize a partnership to pilot efforts to support the voluntary conservation of private working lands and migratory big game populations.
Article in Yale E360 explores how the global rise in border walls is restricting wildlife movement and connectivity.
Room to Roam: New program, with funding from NASA and leveraging remote sensing technologies, aims to accelerate data analysis and coordination to improve wildlife management efforts across borders in the Yellowstone-to-Yukon landscape.
Article in The Narwhal spotlights a new Indigenous guardians program that is accelerating stewardship and conservation in the Seal River Watershed of northern Manitoba.
Conservation Corridor article highlights new research around developing an integrated climate-biodiversity framework for connectivity planning and policy to optimize reciprocal benefits and reduce unintended trade-offs when pursuing landscape-scale, cross-jurisdictional conservation efforts.