New Policies With the Potential to Improve Wildlife Corridors and Ecological Connectivity

This report is a compilation of federal and state policies that have direct or indirect implications for wildlife corridors and ecological connectivity conservation. It provides a broad set of policy-setting activities, such as legislation, executive orders, secretarial orders, strategies, and memoranda, by the executive or legislative branches of state or federal governments.

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act & Moving Ahead For Progress In The 21st Century (MAP-21) Synopsis of Wildlife Provisions

A brief analysis of wildlife corridor protections in two federal transportation laws. A watershed event, MAP-21 is the first national transportation law to weave throughout its programs authority for state, federal and tribal managers, and researchers to reduce the number of motorist collisions with wildlife and improve connectivity among habitats disrupted by roads. These provisions

Integrated Adaptive Design for Wildlife Movement Under Climate Change

This paper argues that proactive, anticipatory planning and evidence-based, integrated highway-impact mitigation strategies are needed. Specifically, wildlife-crossing infrastructure should emphasize an integrated and adaptive approach to constructing innovative, modular, and potentially moveable structures that can be transferred from one location to another as monitoring of habitats and wildlife needs indicate.

Development of Sustainable Strategies Supporting Transportation Planning and Conservation Priorities across the West

Recognizing the transportation sector as an important end-user of the regional and state-level CHATs, WGA and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) entered into an agreement in 2013 to identify opportunities to increase the use of CHATs, and other state and regional digital wildlife information, in transportation planning and project implementation. This report is the culmination

Highway Mitigation for Wildlife in Northwest Montana

This report investigates the potential impacts of future housing development, in the Flathead and Lincoln counties of Montana, on traffic to determine where increased traffic from housing development will impact habitat connectivity for large carnivores.

Wildlife Connectivity: Fundamentals for Conservation Action

This report provides a high-level summary of the fundamentals of wildlife corridors and ecological connectivity. It clarifies the terms used to describe connectivity; explains and provides tangible examples of corridors and linkages and how they work; describes the various methods, tools and models for identifying key connectivity linkages and wildlife corridors; and provides examples of

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