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Landmark Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors Passes the U.S. House of Representatives

Marking a significant step for U.S. wildlife conservation, the bipartisan Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act along with the INVEST in America Act, which includes $300 million for projects to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions nationally, passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act.

A Legacy of Connecting the Missing Links for Wildlife

April 2013. Sitting on a covered porch at High Lonesome Ranch on the western slope of Colorado with the late Michael Soulé,  he shared with me his heartfelt desire of wolves returning to Colorado.  Soulé, the ‘Father of Conservation Biology,’ a founder of Wildlands Network, thought big:  connected Wildways spanning the North American continent, and Continue reading “A Legacy of Connecting the Missing Links for Wildlife”

Collective Action for Conservation: Why Community Science and Wildlands Protection are More Important Than Ever

Watch a full recording of the event HERE. In her groundbreaking books Spine of the Continent and Citizen Scientist, Mary Ellen Hannibal emphasizes the importance of individual actions and collaborative conservation as a means of realizing larger goals. At the center of the Spine of the Continent lies the state of Utah, Wild Utah Project‘s Continue reading “Collective Action for Conservation: Why Community Science and Wildlands Protection are More Important Than Ever”

Success Stories in State Policy: Protecting Wildlife Corridors Across the U.S.

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.”

Virginia State Legislature Passes Landmark Wildlife Corridor Bill

Note: this legislation passed the Virginia State legislature in February 2020 and goes in effect July 1, 2020. Legislation Will Help Protect Virginia’s Motorists as it Safeguards Wildlife Movement and Migration Corridors Richmond, VA (Feb. 25, 2020) – The Virginia State legislature passed SB 1004 and HB 1695, making Virginia among the first states to Continue reading “Virginia State Legislature Passes Landmark Wildlife Corridor Bill”

House Natural Resources Committee Passes Landmark Bipartisan Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act, 22-15

Washington, D.C. (January 29, 2020) – In the midst of the sixth mass extinction crisis, the House Natural Resources Committee took a significant step to protect critical habitats necessary for the movement and survival of the United States’ most vulnerable species. The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act (H.R. 2795) was voted out of the House Natural Continue reading “House Natural Resources Committee Passes Landmark Bipartisan Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act, 22-15”

Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors Introduced in the Virginia State House

RICHMOND, Va. (January 27, 2020) — Senator David W. Marsden and Delegate David L. Bulova have introduced landmark wildlife conservation legislation that will benefit both Virginia’s wildlife and residents, with the support of more than 50 regional and national conservation groups. SB 1004 and HB 1695 will promote the protection of wildlife corridors across the Continue reading “Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors Introduced in the Virginia State House”

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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. While our work and staff Continue reading “Why We’re Migrating to Salt Lake City”

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

Leer 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”

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Eastern Wildway Map Presents Vision for an Ecologically-Connected North America

DURHAM, N.C. (October 22, 2019) – This week Wildlands Network publicly released its Eastern Wildway map, a bold vision for reconnecting and restoring wildlife habitat across eastern North America. The new map covers roughly 50% of the East Coast of the United States and Canada, and is among first large-scale conservation plans to show an Continue reading “Eastern Wildway Map Presents Vision for an Ecologically-Connected North America”