With the help of supporters like you, The Nature Conservancy is using natural solutions to reduce the impact of natural disasters around the world.
Watch this collection of videos to see how nature can help protect people and communities from some of the greatest impacts of natural disasters:
- South Cape May Meadows Preserve, New Jersey: A wide beach, tall dunes and healthy wetland system helped protect local homeowners from the worst impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Watch Video
- Chiapas, Mexico: The Nature Conservancy’s replanting efforts with farmers and ranchers on replanting efforts has not only led to improved yields, but it can also help prevent devastating landslides during the rainy season. Watch Video
- The Grenadines: A patch of mangroves protected Ann Harvey’s brand-new, seaside schoolhouse from the ravages of Hurricane Ivan. Watch Video
- Alpine, Arizona: The Nature Conservancy’s White Mountain Stewardship Program helped prevent the Wallow Fire of 2011 from destroying homes. Watch Video
You can also view this time-lapse video to give you a first-hand look at how controlled burns help encourage regrowth of a longleaf pine forest in just two months.
Learn more about The Nature Conservancy’s work to maintain fire’s natural role in keeping our lands healthy and reducing the risk of destructive megafires.
Thank you for supporting The Nature Conservancy as we help reduce the impacts of natural disasters.
Amy Hawthorne Morris
Sr. Online Outreach Manager
The Nature Conservancy
p.s. You can help prevent destructive megafires and improve the health of our forests and grasslands by supporting fireworkers who conduct controlled burns and partner with local communities. Adopt a Fireworker Today!
PHOTOS: Fire sweeps through an evergreen forest during the Hochderffer Fire of 1996, 2 miles north of Hart Prairie Preserve, Arizona © Allen Farnsworth/BLM/USFS. Paul Hamilton, a member of The Nature Conservancy’s burn crew in Nebraska, at The Conservancy’s Bombeck Tract, during a prescribed fire © Chris Helzer/TNC.