These comments were written in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s jaguar draft recovery plan, for which the notice of availability and request for comments was published in the Federal Register on December 20, 2016. As a continental conservation organization, Wildlands Network has an interest in the recovery of jaguars and the protection of jaguar habitat in both the United States and Mexico.
To complement Wildlands Network’s Public Lands Planning Atlas, this spreadsheet provides further detail on active connectivity land use planning opportunities with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
In this study, we identify priority road segments across North Carolina using a suite of characteristics that predicts where wildlife and transportation conflict is greatest. We did this through the development of large, small, and all species models that integrate numerous road characteristics, such as traffic volume, species-specific connectivity data, and proximity to protected natural areas. The models provide a comprehensive outlook on roadways most deserving of intervention for wildlife, nuanced enough to help identify which mitigation structures or retrofits would be most appropriate for the particular species involved.
To establish the National Wildlife Corridors System to provide for the protection and restoration of native fish, wildlife, and plant species and their habitats in the United States that have been diminished by habitat loss, degradation, fragmentation, and obstructions, and for other purposes.
On behalf of our millions of members and supporters nationwide, we write to express our strong support for the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2016.
Made up of public lands surrounding Grand Canyon, the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument is a magnificent landscape held dear by Native American Tribes, Arizonans, and Americans across the country. The area’s rugged cliffs, pine forests, deep canyons and grasslands protect and provide clean drinking water for this parched region and for millions of people downstream who depend on the Colorado River.
This bill 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.
Here you can view a copy of the federal 990 form Wildlands Network filed for 2015.
This interactive map identifies public lands planning areas with opportunities for advancing the protection of wildlife corridors along the U.S. portion of the 6,000-mile Western Wildway.
We use highways to go places. Other animals use wildways. If your family wants to travel from Florida to Maine, say, or California to Washington—perhaps to escape summer heat—you can easily drive the distance on I-95 or I-5. A comparable journey would not be so effortless for a cougar or a wolf in search of a new homeland. To travel long distances, wide-ranging species like cougars, wolves, bison, songbirds, and salmon need protected webs of continuous habitats—or wildways.
This newsletter details our campaign to urge the USFWS to protect red wolves; a profile of our campaign to protect the Grand Canyon wildlife corridor; and updates from the Eastern and Western Wildways, as well as from the Borderlands.
The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) directs BLM to “give priority to the designation and protection of areas of critical environmental concern (ACECs)” that require “special management attention…to protect and prevent irreparable damage to important historic, cultural, or scenic values, fish and wildlife resources or other natural systems or processes,” or to protect people from natural hazards.
This guide focuses on requirements established under the National Forest System land management planning rule to manage for ecological connectivity on national forest lands and facilitate connectivity planning across land ownerships. The purpose of the guide is to help people inside and outside of the Forest Service who are working on forest plan revisions to navigate these complex connectivity requirements.
This newsletter includes articles about road ecology, saving Mexico’s wilderness and naming Jon Huertas from the TV show Castle as Wildlands Network’s National Celebrity Ambassador.
This is a summary of a report prepared for the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, describing a connectivity assessment conducted for the U.S. Southeast region (Virginia to Florida) for 7 focal species: timber rattlesnake, diamondback rattlesnake, pine snake, box turtle, Florida panther, red wolf, and black bear. The results look at both the current landscape and forecasted landscape changes due to sea level rise and development pressures. For the full report, contact our Eastern Wildway staff.