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This online short course is designed for land trusts actively working on stewardship projects in rural, suburban, and urban forests, forested watersheds, and wetland systems.

Registration Closed

Course Goals

  • Identify locally important climate change impacts, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Use the quick start guide to adaptation planning for land trusts to consider climate change and carbon in land stewardship and management.
  • Develop actions to help a specific natural area adapt to changing conditions.
  • Communicate with stakeholders about climate impacts and adaptation responses.

Download the Quick Guide!


Land trusts can participate as individuals or in groups up to five. Climate vulnerability and management information will be targeted to ecosystems in the Eastern U.S.

This course will be held over four weeks requiring three 90-minute virtual live classes, a self guided field session, and assignments. Instructors will provide guidance, periodic check-ins, and coaching. For the self-guided field session, participants are asked to visit a property or natural area of their choosing and think about real-world applications of the course material.

Virtual Class Schedule

Course schedule June 9-June 30



Registration is being offered at a discounted cost of $10 per person thanks to support from the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub

Please contact Kristen Schmitt with any questions

This event is supported by our partners
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