Photo: Connie Pinson
The Southern Coastal Plain climate stronghold includes numerous river systems, estuaries, bogs and cypress swamps that will help support coniferous forest (pine-dominated) birds. Combined with its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, this area’s many water bodies can provide refuge in a changing climate. Protecting land in the southern coastal plain, ensuring forests are managed in a bird-friendly way and growing native plants in coastal towns and cities are key priorities for Audubon in this area.
Climate-threatened birds can be grouped according to the type of habitat that they prefer. This climate stronghold is likely to include suitable habitat and climate conditions for many birds threatened by climate change, including key birds listed below.
Government: Natural Resources Conservation Service, North Carolina State Parks, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina Forest Service, North Carolina Division of Soil & Water Conservation
National & State NGOs: The Nature Conservancy, The Conservation Fund, Conservation Trust for North Carolina
Local Land Trusts: North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
Blue Ridge Mountains Photo: Akshay/Flickr CC
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