Nature is on the move as warmer temperatures, increased flooding and other climate impacts alter and destroy habitat, forcing species to search for new places to live. As nature faces growing threats, so do people who rely on healthy lands and waters for food, jobs and quality of life.
The Resilient and Connected Network
Working with non-government, government and academic partners, scientists at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have identified and mapped a network of lands across the United States with unique topographies, geologies, and other characteristics that can withstand climate impacts, called the Resilient and Connected Network.
This roadmap of “natural highways and neighborhoods” shows where plant and animal species have the best chance to move away from growing climate threats and find new places to call home.
Give Them Room to Roam
As our changing climate continues to take a toll on wildlife habitat, we're working on ensuring safe and resilient natural highways for migrating wildlife.
Superior National Forest
The Resilient and Connected Network is a starting point for conversations with local communities, Indigenous communities, land trusts, agencies, corporations and funders on how we can coordinate our conservation efforts to increase our collective impact and sustain nature.
In order to achieve conservation at the scale that is required, collaboration with people and organizations across the public and private sectors is a must.
Get involved and learn more about the resilient and connected lands near you!