Land trusts and conservation organizations play a critical role in supporting the climate resilience goals of military installations and their surrounding communities. Recent federal legislation has generated unprecedented levels of funding across federal resilience programs, which the Department of Defense Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program catalogues in its annual Resilience Project Funding Guide. This session will explore federal funding opportunities from this guide that have been underutilized by the land conservation community, including programs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Environmental Protection Agency. A panel of experts will discuss how these agencies evaluate nature-based solutions approaches to climate resilience and share insights about how to build relationships with these agencies to create competitive funding proposals. This session will focus on specific funding strategies for land trusts and conservation organizations who partner with military installations as well as provide broader lessons learned about landscape-level approaches to climate resilience in the context of defense communities.
Session Level: Basic Session Location: Oregon Convention Center