National Wildlife refuge Association

Climate Change Challenge: human responses

Grant Award: $172,000; Year Awarded: 2012

The Florida Everglades has been named a globally significant biodiversity hotspot and provides water to 8.3 million people, making conservation and restoration of this area essential. This project will apply climate adaptation models to more than 50,000 acres of new conservation lands, negotiating easements and acquisitions, using climate science to define future habitat management and restoration actions. Building these activities with landowners and public agencies, this work aims to support the implementation of a broader vision for the new 800,000-acre Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area, an important landscape for climate adaptation.