We look at resilient landscapes through the lens of human and community resilience and our deep connections with preserved natural areas, through stories of local landscapes that reveal our ‘emotional geography,’ and through the lens of ecology.
Resilient landscapes, as defined by The Nature Conservancy, preserve biodiversity and sustain natural strongholds. They help us endure and survive as humans. But they need care, maintenance, and management in order to sustain these special qualities.
Unspoiled, accessible open spaces give us, and our communities, a critical resilience. Imagine our loss if New York City had no Central Park; if Boston had no Emerald Necklace. Resilient landscapes are part of our legacy to our children and grandchildren.