The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

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Summaries of Environmental Topics on the Central Coast of California created by the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB.

Background

The TNC was founded in 1951 and since then grew more than 1 million members while conserving more than 119 million acres of land, and operating more than 100 marine conservation projects. The agency works in 72 countries around the world.[1] The TNC's mission is to ensure that people can thrive without destroying the resources we depend on. The following are their major areas of interest.[2]

Land Use

The TNC strives for healthy landscapes to improve livelihoods, create rural jobs, improve food and water security, protect habitats, and reduce the risk of climate change. This is achieved by communicating and partnering with the community, using science to improve mitigation practices, and influencing policy.[3]

Water

TNC protects water by reforestation and improving farming practices.[4]

Ocean

The TNC preserves natural habitats to protect the coasts and quantifies the ocean's resources.[5]

Cities

The TNC develops strategies to ensure healthier quality of life for people in cities, improves habitat for wildlife, and that people have access to quality green space. [6]

Climate Change To combat the effects of climate change, the TNC is developing practical and cost-effective solutions around the world to help people slow the reate of climate change and deal with its impacts.[7]

Some of the places that TNC has protected within the Central Coast are [8]:

Central Coast Projects

  • Guadalupe–Nipomo Dunes Project
  • Marine Projects
  • Monterey County Project
  • Mount Hamilton Project
  • San Luis Obispo County Project
  • Sequoia Foothills Project

Links

More information about TNC California can be found on their website.

References

  1. https://www.nature.org/about-us/index.htm?intc=nature.tnav.about
  2. https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/index.htm?intc=nature.tnav.ourwork
  3. https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/land-conservation/howwework/index.htm?intc3=nature.lands.lp.splash1
  4. https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/water/enough-water-for-all/index.htm?intc3=nature.water.lp.r1c2
  5. https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/oceans/understanding-ocean-benefits/index.htm?intc3=nature.oceans.lp.r1c3
  6. https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/nature-in-cities/index.htm
  7. https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/global-warming-climate-change/innovate-and-share-science/index.htm?intc3=nature.climate.lp.r1c1
  8. Natural Conservancy - Places we Protect in California
  9. TNC - Andrew Molera State Park History
  10. TNC - Carrizo Plain National Monument
  11. TNC - Elkhorn Slough Reserve

Disclaimer

This page may contain student work completed as part of assigned coursework. It may not be accurate. It does not necessary reflect the opinion or policy of CSUMB, its staff, or students.