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Information Packet: Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act

The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act would establish the National Wildlife Corridors System to provide for the protection and restoration of native fish, wildlife, and plant species. The conservation of landscape corridors and waterways, where native species and ecological processes can transition from one habitat to another, is critical to conserving biodiversity and ensuring resiliency for wildlife—especially in the face of climate change. Read case studies about how this act would benefit Florida panthers, grizzly bears, monarch butterflies, and pronghorns.

E.O. Wilson Letter of Support 2019

Today, many of our most beloved American species—from the Florida panther to the pronghorn, to Pacific salmon, to the monarch butterfly—are under threat from fragmentation of their habitats. The National Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act would provide for the protection and restoration of our native wildlife by identifying connectivity and corridors within public lands across the country.

Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act Fact Sheet 2019

Many species in the US are declining. Scientists estimate that one in five species are at risk of extinction. One of the greatest threats to species survival and diversity is the loss, degradation, and fragmentation of natural habitats. America’s landscapes are losing species, becoming biologically unproductive and unhealthy because native habitats have become islands, cutoff from other landscapes and waterways, unable to sustain vital natural processes, such as: dispersal, migration, genetic exchange, acquisition of resources, population stability, and climate adaptation, among others.

Right of Way: Roads Need Overhaul to Decrease Collisions

In this sweeping, visually stunning overview of connectivity along the East Coast, Smokies Life Magazine featured several of our projects and staff members, including Liz Hillard, who is outfitting elk with GPS collars in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to learn where elk are crossing major roadways. In addition, Christine Laporte, who manages our partnerships with conservationists and landowners along the Eastern Wildway, was quoted next to a feature of our Half-East Map. Finally, Susan Holmes, who is spearheading our efforts to support Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) in introducing the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act, was also featured.

Eastern Wildway Highlights September 2018

The Eastern Wildway Highlights Newsletter collects some of the news and accomplishments from our partners around the Wildway. This edition from September 2018 includes stories about the USFWS plan to reduce the recovery area for red wolves, the growing movement to expand and protect the Florida Wildlife Corridor, and the halted construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Eastern Wildway Newsletter May 2018

The Eastern Wildway Newsletter collects some of the news and accomplishments from our partners around the Wildway. This edition from May 2018 includes stories about the cost of protecting the remaining caribou in Quebec, the protection of a piece of the Shawangunk Ridge, and the five year review of the Red Wolf Recovery Program.

Eastern Wildway Highlights May 2018

The Eastern Wildway Highlights Newsletter collects some of the news and accomplishments from our partners around the Wildway. This edition from May 2018 includes stories about elk collaring in Great Smokey Mountains National Park, stopping the construction of pipelines, and galvanizing support for local wildlife corridors through storytelling.

Why Florida Panthers Need a National Wildlife Corridors System

Through the implementation of wildlife corridors and road crossings on major highways, Florida Panthers would have a safe passage from southern protected areas such as Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park, and Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge northward to protected areas like Apalachicola National Forest, securing this species for future generations. Florida Panthers are a classic tale of an American comeback—and by supporting the National Wildlife Corridors Bill, this species will continue to represent this important national story.