The Nature Conservancy, Eastern New York

Climate Change Challenge: Bigger Floods

Grant Award: $136,061; Year Awarded: 2014

Restoring floodplains and their riparian forests has been identified as a key climate change adaptation strategy and functional floodplain riparian systems have great potential to increase the resilience of these systems and their associated species to climate change. This project will plant approximately 11,000 trees native trees that have been identified for their expected climate resilience on over 40 acres of floodplains degraded due to past agricultural activities. In addition, restoration activities will include adding pit and mound microtopography to mimic conditions that would normally be found in a more mature forest and create differences in soil moisture levels and microhabitats.