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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|

Best practices: What is the best approach to estimate resistance?

Most wildlife corridors, whether they are derived from simple least-cost path models or highly complex individual-based movement models, are run across a cost or resistance surface. Resistances represent an individual’s reluctance to cross a landscape feature or the physiological or [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|Corridors Science, Digests|

Mountain roads act as corridors for elevational range shifts of both native and non-native plants

Roads act act corridors, to the benefit of humans and the sometimes benefit of plants and animals.  They help move people around, but they also fragment landscapes.  They provide paths for native species to expand, but also allow non-native species [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|Climate Change, Digests|

Monarch population increases amid plans to build 1500-mile migration corridor

A recent study by the World Wildlife Fund has shown an increase in migratory monarch butterfly populations in the past year. The monarch famously migrates up to 3,000 miles from Canada and the United States to overwinter in the Oyamel [...]

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