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Pacific Wildway Highlights August 2018

The Pacific Wildway Highlights Newsletter collects some of the news and accomplishments from our partners around the Wildway. This edition from August 2018 includes stories about Wildlands Network’s Pacific Northwest mapping project, Wildlands Network’s presentation at the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, and Cascade Forest Conservancy’s beaver reintroduction project.

Rewilding Literature: Catalyzing Compassion for Wild Predators through Creative Nonfiction

In this essay, originally published in an anthology titled “Writing for Animals” (Ashland Creek Press, 2018), author Paula MacKay explores how writers can use their craft to cultivate empathy for wild predators and promote compassion on their behalf. She examines how several notable authors employ literary devices to make scientific knowledge about predators more palatable and persuasive to readers.

Pacific Wildway Webinar

We presented the webinar on May 21, 2018 about the Pacific Wildway. Wildlands Network’s Executive Director, Greg Costello, Pacific Program Director Jessica Walz Schafer, and Education and Engagement Coordinator Rebecca Hunter discuss our goals, education and outreach plans, and how to get involved.

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.