Watch a full recording of the webinar HERE. Wildlands Network is spearheading efforts towards science-driven policies that safeguard critical habitat for wildlife across the United States. Working with allies across the political spectrum, we have introduced and helped successfully pass legislation enabling state agencies to prioritize and plan projects to restore and protect wildlife corridors.… Continue reading “Success Stories in State Policy: Protecting Wildlife Corridors Across the U.S.”…
James Garlant, our summer policy intern in the Pacific Wildway, reflects on his time supporting our efforts to develop transjurisdictional policy initiatives at the state level to protect holistic habitats and bolster connectivity for all wildlife. Photo: William C. Gladish
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
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
Join Wildlands Network and Endangered Species Coalition in Portland on Friday, June 7 to celebrate the opening of our Pacific Northwest wildlife photography exhibition, Connected to the Wild. Photo: David Moskowitz
Oregon has the West Coast’s highest rate of vehicle-wildlife collisions, but road trips could soon be safer for both people and animals, thanks to new legislation signed by Gov. Kate Brown today. The bipartisan Oregon “Wildlife Corridors Bill” aims to reduce collisions by mapping the state’s major wildlife corridors and creating a plan to protect them. Photo: done4today / Adobe Stock
Ocean life is an indelible part of the natural heritage of our Pacific states, but unfortunately, critical marine habitats are fragmented and degraded.
Marking the most significant step toward national wildlife conservation in decades, the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019 was introduced today in both houses of Congress. Led by Sen. Tom Udall, the bill was co-sponsored in the Senate by Richard Blumenthal, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Jeff Merkley, Bernie Sanders, Jon Tester, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Ron Wyden. The bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressmen Don Beyer and Vern Buchanan.
In this first blog post in a new series, we’re taking a closer look at American martens, who are integral in developing well-balanced forest communities and will greatly benefit from connected and protected habitats. Wildlands Network is actively working to increase habitat connectivity for this special creature in regions like the Pacific. Photo: Erwin and Peggy Bauer
In response to today’s announcement that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to remove Endangered Species Act protections for most gray wolves in the lower 48 states, Wildlands Network’s senior carnivore advocate Kim Crumbo condemned the move as premature and not based on sound science. Photo: William C. Gladish
From field research to introducing wildlife corridor protections in Congress to creating new collaborative partnerships, we’ve worked harder than ever—sometimes stressed, sometimes angered, and often exhausted—but always resolute and hopeful. We invite you to take a look at this reflection of our work for wildlife and wildlands in 2018. Photo: National Park Service
Please join us for Wildlife for All, a gathering of wildlife allies that will focus on expressing our priorities and concerns about Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s current management policies regarding Washington’s wolf population, the Orca emergency, and the Department’s prioritization of game species. WDFW’s Open House, where we’ll have the opportunity to voice our concerns with WDFW’s new director, will immediately follow this event. Photo: William C. Gladish
In this digital age, we have instant access to most of the lawmakers at every level of government. But how do you effectively engage with your lawmakers to discuss the environmental issues that affect us all? In the second post in our blog post series about environmental advocacy, you’ll learn how to engage your lawmakers through technology to speak up for wildlife and wildlands. Photo: Eric Kilby
The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act was introduced today by Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA). If passed, the Act will be a major victory for wildlife and wildlands across the country, restoring habitat and protecting America’s native wildlife by establishing a National Wildlife Corridors Program. Photo: Chip Carroon, BLM
We often ask you to take action for wildlife and wildlands by submitting comments to federal agencies, writing letters to legislators, and sharing concern for our shared natural heritage online. But what does it really mean to be an engaged, informed citizen? How can you effect change on the ground? Photo: Hosking, USFWS