Join us as we celebrate this regional event promoting habitat and wildlife awareness.
Follow ultra trekker John Davis on his 8-month journey as he hikes, bikes, and paddles 5,000 miles from Mexico to Canada to bring awareness to the obstacles that wildlife faces as it tries to move from one area to another. His mission is to bring conservation groups, public land agencies, and private landowners together to create a continuous wildlife corridor across the spine of the continent. Photo: Kristen Caldon
The feature film premiere of John Davis’ “TrekWest” 5,000-mile adventure from Mexico to Canada that captures the essence of the movement to put Conservation in Motion ™ and drives home the need to protect wildlife habitat connectivity across the continent. Photo: Karsten Heuer
Allison Jones, director of the Wild Utah Project, will discuss the basic concepts of wildland network design and why preserving blocks of connected habitat helps to ensure functional and viable wildlife populations, including especially top-level predators. Photo: William C. Gladish
This piece in Verde Independent highlights the emotional undertone of Born to Rewild, which, while telling the story of John Davis’ 5,000-mile trek from Mexico to Canada, serves as a tribute to filmmaker Ed George’s love of the wild. Photo: Kristen M. Caldon
Broadway World wrote a glowing review of Born to Rewild, the outdoor adventure film that stars Wildlands Network’s own John Davis as he treks 5,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the heart of the western wilderness. Photo: Still from Born to Rewild
Wildlands Network proudly announced today that the feature film premiere of “Born to Rewild” will highlight the opening day of the prestigious Sedona International Film Festival on Saturday, February 18. The film follows the epic 2013 adventure of conservation trekker John Davis as he followed the traditional movement pathways of species needing “room to roam” along a 5,000-mile stretch of the Continental Divide. Photo: Karsten Heuer
Join us for the third annual Celebration of Water (R3), and the telling of an indigenous history of the Colorado Plateau. Featuring Live Music, Live Art, Educational Presentations, Traditional Dances, Info Booths, Children’s Corner (3:30pm-6pm) and conscious voices from the Hopi, Tewa, Havasupai, Zuni and Navajo Nations. $12 Adults, $7 Students, kids 12 & under free with adult.
In a story about larger concerns from the conservation community, The Arizona Republic quoted Wildlands Network’s statement about President Trump’s executive order to build a border wall. Photo: Northern Jaguar Reserve and Naturalia
Highway 2 runs parallel to the international border along one of the most biodiverse regions of North America. From the town of Ímuris in Sonora to the little community of Janos in Chihuahua, this highway creates a rift in a landscape that must remain open to provide connectivity for jaguars and other wildlife. Photo: Jan Schipper
El jaguar, especie emblemática y tercer felino de mayor tamaño en el mundo, se distribuye en México desde la península de Yucatán hasta el norte del estado fronterizo de Sonora, algunos individuos han llegado, en los últimos años, a cruzar la frontera hacia los Estados Unidos, tratando de recuperar su territorio en ese país, del que fueron exterminados en el siglo veinte. Foto: Jan Schipper
In response to the recent announcement by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) regarding the Obama administration’s refusal to consider designation of the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument, Wildlands Network and Grand Canyon Wildlands Council have released the following statements: “Local support for protecting Grand Canyon’s watershed has been and continues to be unwavering.” Photo: William C. Gladish
David Johns, Wildlands Network co-founder and board member, spoke with the The Mercury News (San Jose, CA) about an alarming gray fox die-off in the Bay Area this past December. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
A coalition of organizations backing the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument proposal applauded Representative Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) today for re-affirming her support of the national monument by joining 43 of her House colleagues in co-sponsoring the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument Act, introduced in Congress by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.). Photo: Kristen M. Caldon
Wildlands Network’s own Kim Crumbo wrote this op-ed for The Standard-Examiner, opposing the recent decision by the Utah Wildlife Board to increase cougar hunt quotas. Photo: Thomas D. Mangelsen