for the Sierra Cascade Land Trust Council
The Sierra Cascade region is uniquely important–and it faces enormous threats. The drought, flooding, and catastrophic wildfires of the past several years have brought the climate crisis into stark relief. Accelerating strategic conservation in the Sierra Cascade is crucial for ensuring that the region’s forests and woodlands, waters, wildlife, and working lands are part of the solution to this crisis. This means protecting more land and water, and it means actively and collaboratively managing protected areas to promote ecological health and climate resilience. Together the local land trusts and large conservation organizations that are part of the Sierra Cascade Land Trust Council have deep relationships in local communities and deep expertise in the science of protecting and stewarding land. Each member organization does effective work on its own, but together they have the ability to create truly innovative, transformative conservation.
To download the report click 2021_SCLTC-Report-Final_6-7-21. In addition to this report, the Strategic Conservation Action Plan includes a web tool that helps visualize and quantify the benefits of conservation in the Sierra Cascade region.
Funding for this project has been provided by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California, under the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68)