top of page

Climate Resilience Initiative

A regional approach to nature based solutions on 1.5 million acres.

Why Act Now?

  1. Conserving forests is a key strategy to mitigate effects of the climate crisis by sequestering and storing carbon in trees, while also stemming the effect of forest fragmentation on biological diversity.
  2. Climate change and development are harming our natural and working lands and waters, which are key to achieving carbon neutrality. 
  3. Protecting natural and working lands from development maintains their potential to draw back carbon from the atmosphere, while providing many other co-benefits.

Pathways to Success

  1. Sharing new research with landowners demonstrating that “climate smart” forest management on their lands can remove more carbon, while also improving habitat and producing more and better quality wood.
  2. Collaborating among 5 land conservation organizations spanning two states and 2300 square miles.


In 2021, MLT and 4 other land trusts collaborated to create a science-based “climate corridor” where wildlife has the best chance to thrive as the habitat changes in our combined service areas.

In 2022, this same group secured grant funding to engage a nationally-known climate outreach and communication expert to elevate the regional collaborative effort and its bold regional vision

Crooked River Headwaters is a model solution for carbon storage on a large (12,268-acre) scale, while providing community use on over 50 miles of trails, access to 4 mountain ponds, and protection of dozens of wild brook trout streams, wetlands, and rare species.


Current Conservation Projects

bottom of page