Each year Climate Land Leaders commit to on-farm conservation steps that will result in reduced emissions, carbon drawdown, improved water quality, increased biodiversity and improved human well-being on their land and in their communities.
This year’s array of goals is ambitious and inspiring, including:
- making changes in cultivation and grazing practices on working lands;
- reintroduction of native grasses, trees and shrubs and removal of invasive species;
- gaining baseline understandings of soil health, biodiversity and hydrology on the land;
- working collaboratively with farming tenants to implement changes;
- making long-term plans for land conservation and land access for the next generation of farmers;
- and critical annual maintenance on conservation steps already implemented.
Climate Land Leaders meet periodically to share progress on their goals and tap each other for implementation advice and ideas. These conversations quickly become very tactical and practical, and the collective experience and wisdom within the network is amazing.
Here’s a small sampling of this year’s Climate Land Leaders’ goals: