Resilient communities will be prepared to withstand the impacts of climate change.
Stronger storms, increased rainfall and flood events, and periodic droughts are all part of our new normal. We have the opportunity to learn what strategies work to lessen the impacts and reduce future threats for individual communities. We are collaborating to develop innovative solutions across our state so everyone can become more resilient.
Throughout its history, CTNC has worked alongside our partners to identify ways that land and water conservation can serve as a tool to support and protect people and places across North Carolina. By working in partnership with the National Park Service along the Blue Ridge Parkway, we are working to protect a major ecologically-significant wildlife migration corridor along the Eastern United States. Informed by climate science data, the steps taken by CTNC and others to conserve resilient land along the Blue Ridge Parkway has created an invaluable asset to wildlife, plants, and natural communities as they face a warming climate and reduction in habitat.
As our climate changes, the effects of more frequent and severe storms are being felt in communities statewide. Incorporating land conservation in community planning will help lessen flooding, reduce the carbon output of our state, and build a more resilient North Carolina.
A Proposed Solution
North Carolina needs a sound resilience planning and implementation strategy where solutions benefit those who have been most impacted by climate catastrophes – communities of color and those with limited economic resources. By convening leaders from conservation to community development, and affordable housing to local governments, we can use land conservation – and other nature-based solutions – to reduce flood risks and impacts.
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