The big conservation issues of our day require collaborations designed for unique systemic challenges, connecting people to the land and natural resources on which they rely. What natural resource do we rely on more than anything? Clean drinking water. This is the story of how Sebago Clean Waters, a watershed at risk, the people and organizations that came together to protect it, and the ways in which they are slowly but surely gaining support from both downstream and watershed communities to bring a holistic approach to fruition.
Land conservation provides many lasting benefits that help us mitigate and adapt to climate change, including forest and soil carbon sequestration, flood mitigation, watershed protection, and biodiversity conservation. Yet while climate change is on the minds of most Americans, land conservation is rarely at the fore. This panel will highlight two exciting examples of how conservation organizations are taking a lead on mitigating and adapting to climate change. Speaker: Jocelyn Forbush, Trustees OneWaterfront