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Wildlands Connection: Spring 2018

In this issue, we introduce our newly-launched Pacific Wildway, which aims to reconnect, restore and rewild the landscape from British Columbia to Baja California. We also discuss the successful Border BioBlitz, when volunteers logged more than 2,200 observations of 800 different species across the U.S.-Mexico border. Finally, you’ll also learn about our new elk collaring project in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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.

Wildlands Connection: Winter 2018

In this issue, we discuss “Four Species on the Brink,” a scientific report our borderlands team released to give influential decision-makers accurate information. We also recount a successful Half-Earth Day event co-hosted by Wildlands Network, share news about the Eastern Wildway, and explore Wildlands Network’s response to the deeply flawed Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan.

Notice of Intent to Sue for Violating the Endangered Species Act When Issuing a Final Recovery Plan for the Mexican wolf

The Western Environmental Law Center provided this notice of intent to sue the federal government for violating the Endangered Species Act in its final Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, on behalf of WildEarth Guardians (“Guardians”), Western Watersheds Project (“WWP”), Wildlands Network, and the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance. Guardians, WWP, Wildlands Network, and the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance have significant, concrete interests in ensuring the long-term survival and recovery of Mexican wolves in the contiguous United States and ensuring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“the Service”) utilizes the best available science and complies with the ESA when preparing a recovery plan for the Mexican wolf.

Why Monarch Butterflies Need a National Wildlife Corridors System

Many consider the monarch butterfly to be one of the most beautiful butterflies in the world. What some people may not know is that, each year, monarchs travel 2,500 miles to Mexico and southern California to escape freezing temperatures and lack of food during the winter. Through the designation of a National Wildlife Corridors System, we can support monarchs by protecting strategic habitat along their flyways, thus providing them with necessary resting areas, food, and the ability to reproduce.

Why Grizzly Bears Need a National Wildlife Corridors System

Grizzly bears don’t follow human boundaries, and often, our parks are simply too small for this wide-ranging species. Just like how people need highways to get from one place to another safely, grizzly bears and other species need wildlife corridors to move from protected area to protected area in search of food and mates. The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act would provide these essential paths—protecting grizzlies and drivers from dangerous wildlife-vehicle collisions, and helping to reduce conflicts with people by giving grizzlies a safer route around cities and towns.

Why Pronghorn Need a National Wildlife Corridors System

Each winter, pronghorn make a grueling, 150-mile migration from Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin to Grand Teton National Park. Without this migration, pronghorns would not be able to find feeding grounds to get them through such harsh winters. Unfortunately, many of our roads, fences, and cities block pronghorns from making this critical migration. The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act would make it possible for pronghorn to reclaim their migration route and secure it for future generations.

Fact Sheet: Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act

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. By designating select landscapes and waterways under federal jurisdiction as wildlife corridors, we can safeguard our native flora and fauna for future generations.