Land Trusts and Wildlife Crossing Structures Toolkit

This resource is a compilation of lessons learned and best practices in action by land trusts engaged in wildlife crossing structure projects, and includes many diverse examples and links to allow for further examination. This toolkit has the intention to inform and support land trusts that are less familiar with connectivity and wildlife crossing efforts

Joint Statement Regarding Climate-Informed Wildlife Crossings

More than a dozen climate, wildlife, and road ecology experts from across the country wrote this consensus statement urging government officials at all levels to consider climate change when planning and constructing structures that help fish and wildlife cross under and over highways. As the appetite increases for solutions that improve wildlife migration and movement

Annual Report 2022

Read about how, with your support, we are making a big impact on the well-being of wildlife and people worldwide through science, policy, network-building, and on-the-ground projects.

Conserving an Intact and Enduring Appalachian Landscape

This report contains the collaborative, strategic vision for safeguarding and conserving the Appalachian Landscape, a globally significant region that faces pressing threats from climate change and increasing human development. As a result of a Climate Advisory Group (CAG) in 2021, conservation and environmental experts gathered to assess the Landscape’s current conservation status and establish realistic

US – Canada Transboundary and Indigenous-led Conservation of Nature and Culture

This publication contains priority recommendations for effectively and respectfully conserving the terrestrial boundary between the US and Canada based on a series of four virtual Dialogue events held in 2021 with representatives from institutions and communities working near or across the boundary. The three transboundary conservation recommendations include: committing to a formal ethical agreement to

A Sagebrush Conservation Design to Proactively Restore America’s Sagebrush Biome

This report, released by federal agencies, introduces a spatially explicit model that assesses sagebrush ecological integrity to plan a strategic, threat-based landscape conservation design. The report indicates a staggering 1.3 million acres of sagebrush rangeland are being lost annually. While climate change poses a threat, the diverse group of experts concluded that invasive grasses and

Habitat Connectivity and Migration Corridors in National Forest System Planning and Decisions

The ongoing U.S. Forest Service recognition of the importance of ecological connectivity and migration corridors is aligned with Biden-Harris administration priorities, like the America the Beautiful Initiative and partnerships with States, Tribes, local communities, and willing private landowners to improve and enhance wildlife habitats, connectivity, migratory corridors, and biodiversity. Through this agency memo, National Forest

Colorado Habitat Connectivity Joint Resolution 21-021

This fact sheet explains habitat connectivity legislation Colorado, Senate Joint Resolution 21-021, which passed unanimously in 2021. This bipartisan-led legislation a) commissions report identifying wildlife corridors, their benefits, and voluntary policies and programs that would support willing landowners to improve habitat connectivity across the landscape; b) encourages state agencies to build on Governor Jared Polis’

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