The Regional Adaptation Collaboratives (RAC) Climate Change Program was designed to help Canadian communities prepare for and adapt to the regional impacts of climate change. The six RACs work with federal, provincial, local, and community partners to identify climate-related issues and develop place-specific solutions to mitigate adverse impacts in the future. The RAC Program and associated projects are scheduled to conclude in December 2012.
Climate change is expected to negatively impact the parks and protected lands in Ontario. To better prepare for these adverse impacts, 45 experts were convened and surveyed in order to identify the most feasible and desirable adaptation recommendations in a systematic fashion. In sum, over 1,000 recommendations were generated and later condensed down to nearly 160. Fifty-six of these recommendations were deemed “desirable” or “highly desirable” by panel experts but only two were considered to be highly feasible.
Cleveland Metroparks will conserve significant natural resources and enhance people's lives by providing safe, high-quality outdoor education, recreation, and zoological opportunities. Further, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is committed to create compelling experiences that connect people with wildlife. Cleveland Metroparks provides a beautiful backdrop for an array of year-round outdoor educational experiences. Cleveland Metroparks is the area's leader in outdoor education connecting with families, students and visitors both outdoors and in the classroom.
Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated to sustaining, enhancing and restoring natural resources and encourages public involvement with bioblitzes, tree plantings, and education. The Park District started with 3 acres in 1917 and has 23,079 today, demonstrating the commitment to conservation. Cleveland Metroparks is committed to maintaining the health and diversity of the natural resources within the Park District by:
With over a half of million forested acres and a public land to private land ratio of one to one, Alger County is an area whose economic sustainability relies almost solely on the stewardship of its land and water. Significant decline in water or forest quality will impact more than 20 percent of its labor force.
Established on July 1, 1995, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is charged with maintaining and preserving the 120 state parks; managing the 2.2 million acres of state forest land; providing information on the state's ecological and geologic resources; and establishing community conservation partnerships with grants and technical assistance to benefit rivers, trails, greenways, local parks and recreation, regional heritage parks, open space and natural areas.
Disappearing woodlands and open fields, exotic species invading our lands and wiping out native species, changing seasons, diminishing water supplies – all topics in today’s world, all reasons to be concerned about the future of our natural resources. Our iConservePA program helps you understand the challenges and the simple steps you can take that collectively go a long way to helping conserve our state’s natural resources.