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Title Author(s) Topic(s) Year Type Description
Connectivity and Climate Change ToolkitAlbright W, Ament R, Callahan R, Frantz M, Grabau M, Johnson ME, Jones-Ferrand T, Malpeli K, Millmann M, Muenks M, Quiñones R, Stys B, Tenggardjaja K Corridors & Crossings
Science & Research
2021 Guidebook

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies developed this toolkit focused on climate-informed landscape connectivity. The purpose is to provide ... Read more >

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies developed this toolkit focused on climate-informed landscape connectivity. The purpose is to provide state fish and wildlife agency planners and managers with the information necessary to ensure climate considerations are being accounted for and incorporated in the planning and implementation of terrestrial and aquatic connectivity initiatives.

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Gallatin County Growth PlanBreuer A, Wearn A Policy & Law
Corridors & Crossings
2021 Plan

Letter from the Center for Large Landscape Conservation to Gallatin County Commission, Planning Board, and Steering Committee to provide comments ... Read more >

Letter from the Center for Large Landscape Conservation to Gallatin County Commission, Planning Board, and Steering Committee to provide comments regarding the Envision Gallatin County (MT) Draft Growth Policy. The comments include recommendations regarding potential revisions to ensure that the best available scientific information, tools, and policies regarding ecological connectivity are fully integrated into the final version of the Growth Policy.

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Highway Crossing Structures for Wildlife: Opportunities for Improving Driver and Animal SafetyARC Solutions, Ament R, Callahan R, Jacobson S Corridors & Crossings
Policy & Law
2021 Report

This U.S. Forest Service report summarizes the challenges and anticipated benefits of making a national commitment to a systematic network ... Read more >

This U.S. Forest Service report summarizes the challenges and anticipated benefits of making a national commitment to a systematic network of wildlife crossing structures to increase driver and animal safety. The authors explore the high cost of wildlife-vehicle collisions and the challenges to transforming the U.S. road network to proactively account for the needs of wildlife. The report then catalogs the myriad safety, ecological, economic, and social benefits anticipated to accrue from investing in highway crossings for wildlife. Finally, it provides recommendations for advancing solutions and building upon successful efforts to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions.

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Weaving the Strands TogetherCenter for Large Landscape Conservation, Network for Landscape Conservation, Salazar Center for North American Conservation Community Resilience
Mentorship & Networking
2021 Report

The purpose of this report is to illustrate through four case studies how values of diversity, equity, and inclusion have ... Read more >

The purpose of this report is to illustrate through four case studies how values of diversity, equity, and inclusion have strengthened landscape conservation projects across the United States.

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Introduction to Connectivity #3ConservationCorridor.org, Center for Large Landscape Conservation, Michigan State University, National Science Foundation, Wilburforce Foundation International Connectivity
Corridors & Crossings
2021 Infographic

This infographic defines many of the terms used when talking about ecological corridors, and uses an aerial-view graphic of a ... Read more >

This infographic defines many of the terms used when talking about ecological corridors, and uses an aerial-view graphic of a corridor project to help illustrate them.

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Wildlife Crossing Success Stories In The Western StatesARC Solutions, Maxwell L, Callahan R, Brocki M Networks We Host
Corridors & Crossings
2021 Report

ARC Solutions (a fiscally sponsored project of the Center) worked with its partners and cooperating agencies to compile this series ... Read more >

ARC Solutions (a fiscally sponsored project of the Center) worked with its partners and cooperating agencies to compile this series of stories to celebrate existing and planned wildlife crossing projects aimed at making our highways safer for both people and wildlife. Included are projects from 11 western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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Introduction to Connectivity #4ConservationCorridor.org, Center for Large Landscape Conservation, Michigan State University, National Science Foundation, Wilburforce Foundation International Connectivity
Corridors & Crossings
2021 Infographic

In the same ways that linkages support species of concern, they may also increase the movement of unwanted species. This ... Read more >

In the same ways that linkages support species of concern, they may also increase the movement of unwanted species. This infographic explores this area of research on ecological corridors.

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Build back a better National Landscape Conservation FrameworkMankowski J, Wathen G, Poe A, Mordecai R, Wearn A Policy & Law
Mentorship & Networking
2021 Report

Connecting landscape-scale conservation partnerships through a national network will be essential to achieving the Biden Administration’s ambitious goals around biodiversity ... Read more >

Connecting landscape-scale conservation partnerships through a national network will be essential to achieving the Biden Administration’s ambitious goals around biodiversity (“30 x 30” initiative), equity, and climate change. This report commissioned by the Center for Large Landscape Conservation and the Alaska Conservation Foundation provides recommendations for building back a better national framework that supports landscape conservation efforts across the United States.

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Ungulate Migrations of the Western United StatesU.S. Geological Survey Corridors & Crossings
Policy & Law
2020 Report

Across the western United States, many ungulate herds must migrate seasonally to access resources and avoid harsh winter conditions. Because ... Read more >

Across the western United States, many ungulate herds must migrate seasonally to access resources and avoid harsh winter conditions. Because these migration paths cover vast landscapes (in other words migration distances up to 150 miles [241 kilometers]), they are increasingly threatened by roads, fencing, subdivisions, and other development. Over the last decade, many new tracking studies have been conducted on migratory herds, and analytical methods have been developed that allow for population-level corridors and stopovers to be mapped and prioritized. 

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Introduction to Connectivity #2ConservationCorridor.org, Center for Large Landscape Conservation, Michigan State University, National Science Foundation, Wilburforce Foundation International Connectivity
Corridors & Crossings
2020 Infographic

This infographic answers the question “What is a corridor?” and provides examples of different types of ecological corridors.

This infographic answers the question “What is a corridor?” and provides examples of different types of ecological corridors.

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