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Why We’re Migrating to Salt Lake City

Wildlands Network is on the move: We’re relocating our headquarters to Salt Lake City, Utah in January 2020! For the past several years, we’ve been happy to call Seattle home. But as our staff, programs and projects have grown, so too has the operational cost of doing business in Seattle. We collectively determined that to Continue reading “Why We’re Migrating to Salt Lake City”

Challenges and Opportunities for Transboundary Conservation in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Lee una versión en español abajo Conserving the shared ecosystems and species of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands depends on understanding who is in charge of managing the land that species need to recover, persist and thrive. Yet we often ignore or are overwhelmed by the land management aspects of conservation, especially in Mexico where ownership and Continue reading “Challenges and Opportunities for Transboundary Conservation in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands”

Promoting Wildlife-friendly Roads in Sonora, Mexico

Road ecology is a topic that is increasingly generating interest in society. Photographs and stories of wildlife crossings appear more frequently on social media and in press around the world, and legislators have presented bills in favor of these structures. This momentum was noticeable during the second Road Ecology Workshop, held on September 6 in Continue reading “Promoting Wildlife-friendly Roads in Sonora, Mexico”

Promoviendo Carreteras Amigables para la Fauna en Sonora y México

La ecología de carreteras es un tema que cada vez gana más interés en la sociedad. Fotografías e historias de pasos de fauna están apareciendo con más frecuencia en redes sociales y en la prensa alrededor del mundo, y los legisladores han presentado iniciativas de ley a favor de este tipo de estructuras. Este impulso Continue reading “Promoviendo Carreteras Amigables para la Fauna en Sonora y México”

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Wildlands Network Staff Present at the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation

The California capital city of Sacramento was host to the Tenth Biennial International Conference on Ecology and Transportation (ICOET) held from September 22 to 26. 570 delegates from 19 countries attended the four-day conference, including six staff members from Wildlands Network who attended and presented at three sessions. Topics at the conference ranged from camera Continue reading “Wildlands Network Staff Present at the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation”

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Cinco Maneras de Mantenerse Alejado de los Ciervos Mientras Conduces Este Otoño

Otoño: la época del año en que sacamos nuestras viejas mantas y bebidas calientes, y cambiamos las sandalias por botas. No importa en qué parte de América del Norte te encuentres, la mayoría disfrutamos de temperaturas más bajas y los hermosos colores del otoño. Sin embargo, junto con el clima más fresco viene una mayor Continue reading “Cinco Maneras de Mantenerse Alejado de los Ciervos Mientras Conduces Este Otoño”

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Five Ways to Steer Clear of Deer While Driving This Fall

Fall—the time of year when people break out their old blankets and hot beverages, and trade their sandals for boots. No matter where you are in North America, most people enjoy lower temperatures and beautiful fall colors. But along with the cooler weather comes the increased likelihood that you could hit a deer while driving. Continue reading “Five Ways to Steer Clear of Deer While Driving This Fall”

How to Preserve Nature While Hiking

There’s no better way to get a little vacation from the stresses of your everyday routine than to go for a hike, especially along such scenic trails as the Appalachian Trail. However, lots of people going out to hike can end up taking a big toll on the environment. Here are a few tips to help protect the environment. Photo: John Davis

Working with Landowners to Advocate for Red Wolves

After conducting listening sessions in the five counties of the red wolf recovery area, we’re working with local landowners to place cameras on their properties to capture images of wildlife, including black bears and red wolves. We hope that by educating people about native wildlife such as bears, wolves, and coyotes, we aim to amend any misconceptions that may surround these ecologically important species. Photo: Wildlands Network

New State Law Aims to Curb Car-Wildlife Crashes

KTVZ, a local news outlet in central Oregon, covered our press release about the passage of a new bill in Oregon that will map and protect wildlife crossings. The bill requires the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to map wildlife corridors and work with ODOT and other state agencies to protect them, for example, by incorporating wildlife crossings in new development projects. Photo: Noel Reynolds

People Are Helping Animals Cross Highways—And That’s Great for Humans, Too

Chief Scientist Dr. Ron Sutherland spoke with Nation Swell, a digital outlet focused on solutions to problems facing the U.S., about the critical importance of wildlife crossings and our work to establish and protect wildlife crossings through policy at the state and federal levels, with a shout out to the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act that was introduced in May. Photo: Oxana / Adobe Stock