A bridge to preserving biodiversity: U.N. Environmental Programme highlights ecological connectivity as an emerging issue of environmental concern.
Two articles highlight emerging efforts to integrate across knowledge systems to act at the landscape scale: an
article highlights how Indigenous knowledge can inform landscape-level management of wildfire while
l published an interview that focuses on how Indigenous-led efforts are transforming Canadian conservation from the ground up.
U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities launches
The State of America’s Forests
website, which uses interactive maps and graphs to communicate the many benefits forests provide, the current challenges facing forests, and opportunities for forest management and conservation.
Newly published paper in
assesses local economic impacts of land conservation in New England, finding novel evidence that land protection increases local employment rates.
Center for Large Landscape Conservation releases new report, “Wildlife Connectivity: Opportunities for State Legislation.”
Updated edition released of
Corridor Ecology: Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Adaptation.
Regional Conservation Partnership Network article highlights reflections on the intersection of local land use planning and landscape conservation, drawing lessons from a 2019 RCP Network Gathering workshop on “Local zoning and regulation for land protection.”
article highlights new research looking at landscape connectivity planning in the face of climate change and land use change, offering practitioners a conceptual framework for making planning decisions.
New report from the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership highlights the need for a landscape perspective in planning energy projects in the Chesapeake region.
Wildfire, climate change, and drinking water:
article highlights the emerging landscape-level emphasis on watershed restoration as water managers increasingly realize that fire ecology directly influences the security of their water supplies—and that fire ecology is shifting in a hotter, drier climate.
article highlights a study documenting the cost-effectiveness of wildlife-friendly road infrastructure.
article highlights how improved GPS collar technology is allowing scientists to more closely track wildlife migration routes, providing key information for an increasing focus on habitat connectivity and wildlife corridor conservation efforts.
Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation has published a series of blueprints aimed at replicating and expanding successful investment in nature in four sectors: sustainable cocoa, conservation forestry, marine protected areas, and green infrastructure for coastal resilience and for watershed protection.
opinion piece, Gary Paul Nabhan proposes a "Mesquite Manifest" as an alternative to a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico boundary, embodying the holistic perspective that is at the root of landscape conservation's potential for building bridges across divides to secure a positive future for our landscapes and communities.
compiles a series of recent papers aimed at practitioners trying to incorporate climate into their connectivity plans.
The Wildlife Conservation Society announces 13 new grants through its Climate Adaptation Fund, intended to help wildlife adapt to climate change.
Audubon releases new Comprehensive Gulf Restoration Plan, intended to build a resilient Gulf Coast for birds and people.
reviews powerful “The River and the Wall” documentary that attempts to capture the landscapes of the U.S.-Mexico border and to understand the impacts of a wall on wildlife dispersals, water access, private property rights, immigration, public lands, border cultures, and more.
New Conservation Biology Institute report maps habitat connectivity priority areas in three regions of California.
The Conservation Fund and Resource Management Service, LLC, are leading an initiative to establish the first landscape-scale model for restoring and conserving longleaf pine forests on privately-owned land—and recently announced the first easement in the Florida panhandle for the Coastal Headwaters Longleaf Forest.
Maine Mountain Collaborative publishes in-depth study on the environmental consequences of forest fragmentation in western Maine.