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Remarkable Beyond Borders: People and Landscapes in the Crown of the Continent

Potential pathways to shape the future of the Crown of the Continent—a remarkable region shared by Canada, the United States, First Nations, Native American tribes, and diverse communities and stakeholder groups. The Crown has long inspired action by committed individuals and forward-looking organizations, whose good work provides a solid foundation for shaping a future based on healthy landscapes and communities.

Recent Progress on Wildlife Corridor and Ecological Connectivity Policy in the United States

Summarizes the increasing attention state and federal policy makers have given to the importance of maintaining ecological connectivity. It includes policy initiatives, memoranda, orders, plans, strategies and other administrative avenues of promoting the conservation of wildlife corridors. In addition to administrative efforts, it includes state and federal legislative efforts, both bills that were introduced and those that ultimately were passed.

Protecting Ecological Connectivity on Public Lands: Management Plans and Their Implementation

A systematic approach to evaluating and conserving ecological connectivity on public lands during the planning process in order to successfully secure the persistence of native fish, wildlife and plants.

Planning for Connectivity: A guide to connecting and conserving wildlife within and beyond America’s national forests

Guidance and best practices for connectivity planning, including examples from case studies in forest planning. Resources associated with the case studies are listed in the references section. We suggest using this guide in tandem with Planning for Diversity, a companion publication that addresses the overarching conservation framework of the 2012 Planning Rule. 

The Obama Administration’s Progress on Federal Policies for Wildlife Corridor and Ecological Connectivity Conservation: January 2009 through December 2012

This briefing summarizes policies that the Obama administration has completed to increase attention to conserving ecological connectivity in his first term in office. It includes policy initiatives, memoranda, orders, plans, strategies and other administrative avenues of promoting the conservation of both structural and functional connectivity. The focus of this summary is on administrative policy, it does not cover Administrative action taken on behalf of federal legislation.

Notable North American Migrations

A summarized table of North American Wildlife migrations notable to the conservation community.

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.

Moving Toward Climate Change Adaptation: The Promise of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative for addressing the Region’s Vulnerabilities.

The purpose of this report is to provide an up-to-date review of the extent to which climate change is occurring in the Y2Y region, and to assess the appropriateness of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative’s vision and programs as a response to climate disruption.

A Conservation Prioritization Tool for the Missouri Headwaters Basin

This prioritization tool and user guide are the products of a project funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to support, integrate, and build on existing efforts towards terrestrial and freshwater management in the Missouri Headwaters Basin (MHB) of southwestern Montana and northwestern Wyoming. The objectives of the project were to (1) examine how joint actions can be prioritized and applied on the ground, and (2) pilot a repeatable approach that can be applied to other areas.

Large Landscape Conservation in the Rocky Mountain West

This inventory and status report is part of an ongoing initiative to create and expand the Practitioners’ Network for Large Landscape Conservation throughout North America. It may also be used to promote, support, and advance large landscape conservation in the Rocky Mountain West.

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