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Effectiveness of fencing around wildlife crossings depends on location and length

Interstates, highways, roads - these all act as barriers to movement for plants and animals.  Efforts to build underpasses and overpasses in places such as Banff National Park or the Netherlands wildlife have helped keep large animal populations connected and [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|Corridors in Management, Digests|

Housing development will limit the ability of the National Wildlife Refuge System to respond to climate change

The U. S. National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) represents a large network of high priority conservation areas.  Like all other protected areas around the globe, the refuges are likely to experience shifts in habitat composition and configuration as a result [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Climate Change, Digests|

Corridors as an effective means to achieve climate connectivity

Is the United States connected enough for plants and animals to respond to climate change? High levels of fragmentation throughout the country mean more barriers to movement if ranges shift under warming temperatures.  The extent to which suitable habitats are [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|Climate Change, Digests|

What is a “successful” corridor?

Usually success in conservation is measured quantitatively, in the number of species protected or the acreage of land preserved.  But what about the underlying values and norms that influence how people determine success?   Success in conservation, and corridors specifically, is [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Corridors in Management, Digests|