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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|

How much does animal behavior matter in corridor planning?

When relying on a focal species or suite of species for corridor planning, we know that accurately identifying functional corridors depends on our understanding of those species’ dispersal requirements. But do our typical estimates of resource selection actually represent dispersal? [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Corridors Science, Digests|

Identifying a nationwide corridor system for the United States

Protecting large, well-connected landscapes remains one of the best conservation strategies for maintaining biodiversity in the future.  Given the likelihood of climate change to cause species range shifts, land managers and other decision-makers will need to identify key corridors and [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Climate Change, Digests|

Best practices: What is the best approach to determine wildlife crossing locations?

Wildlife crossings have benefited numerous species around the world, including in places such as Banff National Park and western Montana. Unfortunately, economic cost and regional politics often outweigh landscape connectivity needs when planning for highways, and wildlife crossings are usually [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Corridors in Management, Digests|