Climate Change and Our Resilience

Join us for a screening of Before the Flood and join the conversation about the impacts of climate change on our Moraine and what you can do about it.

With climate change comes many challenges. The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust is building resilience on the Ontario landscape, allowing for species adaptation and migration.

The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust protects 53 properties across the Moraine and surrounding area. Our goal is to provide habitat connectivity to protect our biodiversity. These corridors will allow wildlife to find their way to other habitats. We are already seeing more and more Carolinian species stretching their range and calling the Moraine home. Blue Beech and Eastern Flowering Dogwood are just two species that we are seeing regularly on our protected properties that were previously not found here.

The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust will be hosting a number of outreach events where we will be screening the Leonardo DiCaprio documentary Before the Flood.  Stay tuned for more information about these events and others.

“Land trusts are a creative approach to conserving Ontario’s biodiversity, especially as our natural areas and species are further pressured by climate change. By acquiring natural heritage lands and by thoughtful stewardship, land trusts, like the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, can help Ontario both adapt to and mitigate climate change. Land trusts can be local solutions to the global problems of biodiversity loss and climate change.” – Dr. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

ECO logoTo find out more about Facing Climate Change in Ontario, please review the Environmental Commissioner’s report click here.

This map shows that the Moraine will continue to be a highway for species migration over the next 50 years.

Map credit The Nature Conservancy