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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

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Signs Critical Wildlife Corridor Legislation Into Law

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

Marine Matters #1: Penny Becker is Advancing Policy to Protect Southern Resident Orcas

Ocean life is an indelible part of the natural heritage of our Pacific states, but unfortunately, critical marine habitats are fragmented and degraded. In this first post in a new blog post series on the importance of marine life, we spoke with Penny Becker, Conservation Policy Lead at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, about the critical work she and WDFW are doing to protect threatened marine animals like Southern Resident orcas. Photo: Penny Becker

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Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019 Introduced in Congress With Bi-Partisan Support Following UN Report On Global Biodiversity Crisis

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.

American Martens Can Thrive in Protected and Connected Habitats

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

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Wildlands Network Responds to Trump Administration’s Plan to Prematurely End Protections for Gray Wolves in Lower 48

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

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2018 Year in Review: Building Quiet Momentum

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

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Washington Wildlife for All

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

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Advocacy in the Digital Age: Using Technology to Defend the Wild

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

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Landmark Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors Introduced in the Senate and House

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

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You’re Invited to Our Pacific Wildway Launch Party!

Please join us and our partners on Wednesday, October 10 from 6-9 pm at MiiR Flagship as we introduce our campaign to reconnect the wild spaces of the Pacific Northwest in a regional wildway. Come have a beer, enjoy delicious snacks, and bid on awesome auction items! Photo: Gail Hampshire