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 System units and Regions are asked to consider the impacts of USFS actions on ecological connectivity and wildlife corridors and seek opportunities to enhance and integrate corridors/connectivity in national forest system management and collaborations.

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