pacific forest trust

Climate Change Challenge: direct effects on species

Grant Award: $200,750; Year Awarded: 2012

The Klamath-Cascade Region of California provides an array of habitats for diverse ecological communities with forest diversity alone providing 30 conifer species, a global maximum. In addition, the watersheds in this region are the source of drinking water for 25 million Californians. Using conservation easements to create new, strategically located protected areas on private commercial forestlands, this project will improve ecosystem functionality and adaptive capacity of these forests as climate changes.