Connected wildlands: corridors for survival
Vacariu, Kim Wildlands Network, Portal, Arizona.
- The landscape: then and now
- Challenges for survival
- Conservation and ecological health of wildlands
- Future outlook
- Additional Readings
Long before people arrived in the wild expanses of North America, its continent-spanning mountain ranges, vast prairies, serpentine river systems, and lush coastlines were key components in a heavily traveled system of ecological “highways.” Of course, those ancient routes had no traffic signs and were not traversed by any vehicles. Instead, they were used intuitively by wide-ranging native wildlife species as a multilane throughway, connecting them with distant relatives, seasonal food sources, new mates, and preferred weather.
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