In 2018, LEAP members came together to articulate a vision for protecting the region’s diversity of plants and wildlife in the future. The process included a series of facilitated meetings and workshops, including technical workshops on GIS mapping resources for natural resource planning and strategies for adapting to a changing climate. LEAP also worked with the U.S. Forest Service Northeastern Research Station and the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science to develop customized climate models which predict how the mix of tree species will change in the LEAP region in the coming decades.
To help nature adapt and thrive, the LEAP Vision proposes the following five priorities:
Credits: Biodiversity Vision Project
Changing Climate, Changing Trees
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