BusinessEnvironmentCooperation Key to Restoring Wildlife Migrations

Cooperation Key to Restoring Wildlife Migrations

-

- Advertisment -sslate

Wildlife migrations are a part of the American West’s lore and history, but many of those centuries-old passages are now obstructed by the trappings of modern civilization.

There is new optimism renewed cooperation between state and federal agencies can identify and preserve seasonal migration routes in Colorado and other states.

At a virtual forum, people from public, private and native conservation groups discussed the need for joint programs and renewed funding.

Dan Gibbs, executive director for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, said while humans are keenly aware of borders and boundaries, migrating animals don’t care.

“Just like wildfires don’t know the difference between federal, state, private, tribal lands, wildlife don’t know the difference either,” Gibbs pointed out. “So, we really need to have a better-coordinated effort between all different land managers.”

Participants cited a 2018 federal order on cooperation between federal and state officials as the key to opening blocked routes and constructing passageways to allow migrating species to bypass hazards like highways and rail lines.

Part of the optimism is driven by the Biden administration’s renewed interest in protecting wildlife and endangered species.

wildlife

Lesli Allison, executive director of the Western Landowners Alliance, said getting buy-in from property owners is essential to any agreement.

“In the end, the economics are going to determine the fate of these places,” Allison acknowledged. “And we’ve got to be able to place sufficient value on the things that we want to conserve, that it’s economically feasible to conserve them.”

Julie Thorstenson, executive director of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society, noted tribal interests, which have been excluded from past agreements, must be part of any future solution.

“Tribes own or influence the management of nearly 140 million acres, including more than 730,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs, 10,000 miles of streams and rivers, and 18 million acres of forest,” Thorstenson outlined. “These lands provide habitat for more than 500 species listed as threatened or endangered.”

The session was part of a series of forums sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, aimed at developing sustainable policies to preserve wildlife migrations.

Support for this reporting was provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Sunshine Slate
Sunshine Slatehttps://www.sunshineslate.com
Sunshine Slate is your news, entertainment, music fashion website. We provide you with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the United States of America.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Florida lawmakers propel mental health in historic health care package

The Florida House is expected to follow the Senate's lead by signing off on an initiative to pour millions into the state's health care industry, including significant investments in mental health services.

The Art of Hardwood Refinishing – Transforming Your Space

Refinishing hardwood floors is one of the most rewarding home improvement projects you can do.

Maximizing Energy Efficiency With Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) allows tall buildings to generate electricity, minimizing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions

Choosing The Right Professional Roof Repointing Service: Key Things You Should Consider

In this blog post, we will guide you through the essential aspects of choosing the right professional roof repointing service.
- Advertisement -

Banana Republic Curated Pieces At Prices You’ll Love

In this article, we'll explore the allure of Banana Republic's curated pieces and how they provide exceptional value at prices that won't break the bank.

The Ultimate Guide to Water Well Installation

Water wells are an essential resource for many landowners. They can provide clean drinking water and other uses.
edealo.com
- Advertisement -sslate
transformerscon

Must read

The Art of Hardwood Refinishing – Transforming Your Space

Refinishing hardwood floors is one of the most rewarding home improvement projects you can do.

Exploring the Charm of Brand New Homes

Exploring the charm of brand-new homes can be an exciting journey filled with possibilities. Here are several aspects to consider when appreciating the allure of newly built houses:
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -sslate

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you