Climate change poses serious concerns for the conservation of biodiversity and natural resources. To incentivize new and innovative approaches to help wildlife and ecosystems respond to climate change, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation have created the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund. Between 2011 and 2017, the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund awarded more than $14 million to 78 adaptation projects across the United States.

Speakers will describe the goals of the Fund and the 2018 Request For Proposals (RFP), provide examples of forest adaptation projects supported by the Fund, and discuss tools and resources available to help forest managers prepare for the effects of a changing climate.