Protecting a Migration Corridor

Figure 1 from Berger and Cain 2014

Figure 1 from Berger and Cain 2014

Moving Beyond Science to Protect a Mammalian Migration Corridor

This is how the first federally protected migration corridor in the United States was created! “By developing awareness and even people’s pride in the concept of corridor conservation, we achieved local, state, and federal acceptance for protection of a 70 km long, 2 km wide pathway for the longest terrestrial migrant in the contiguous United States. Key steps included conducting and publishing research that defined the migration corridor; fostering a variety of media coverage at local, regional, and national levels; conducting public outreach through stakeholder workshops, meetings, and presentations; and meeting with and gaining the support of elected officials.”

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