The situation is dire, and without immediate action, we stand to lose the most iconic and beloved species that defines Puget Sound and the greater Salish Sea ecosystem.
Posts Tagged: Habitats and Highways
This spring, Defenders and the University of Florida finished mapping a network of wildlife habitats and corridors across Northwest Florida. We used geographic information system (GIS) models to map priority unprotected habitats and to identify areas that will be developed in the years to come.
The wolf killed on Washington’s Interstate-90 is the first confirmed wolf to cross over the Cascade Crest since they were wiped out – proof that wolves are dispersing into western Washington, a truly exciting development in the wolf recovery story.
Grizzly bears have been mostly absent from the North Cascades National Park and throughout north central Washington since the early 1900s. This year, the NPS and the U.S. FWS will start work to determine exactly what grizzly bears need to recover to healthy population levels.
A donated flight gave us a bird’s-eye view of these innovative highway projects that protect native wildlife and reconnect habitats.