BLM prioritizes wildlife migration corridors

WesternWyoming

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Nov. 23, 2022
Fantastic news!!! At long last, and not enough, but a real start.

From The Wildlife Society, "The Bureau of Land Management is pledging to prioritize the restoration and conservation of wildlife on public lands. Under a new instruction memorandum, state BLM offices will be tasked with identifying wildlife migration corridors and working to conserve or restore them to increase habitat interconnectivity.

To accomplish this goal, BLM’s state directors are instructed in the memorandum to work with state fish and wildlife agencies and Tribal wildlife managers, “to assess data regarding connectivity, permeability and resilience and, based on that assessment, identify where to focus management that best supports priority species.”

Within one year, the state offices are required to inventory their public lands and identify areas of habitat connectivity, defined in the memorandum as “habitats on BLM administered public lands that support or facilitate priority species movements and other ecological processes, such as seed dispersal, migrations, and stopover sites.” Once these areas are identified, the offices will assess the connectivity between them."
 

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Nov. 23, 2022
Fantastic news!!! At long last, and not enough, but a real start.

From The Wildlife Society, "The Bureau of Land Management is pledging to prioritize the restoration and conservation of wildlife on public lands. Under a new instruction memorandum, state BLM offices will be tasked with identifying wildlife migration corridors and working to conserve or restore them to increase habitat interconnectivity.

To accomplish this goal, BLM’s state directors are instructed in the memorandum to work with state fish and wildlife agencies and Tribal wildlife managers, “to assess data regarding connectivity, permeability and resilience and, based on that assessment, identify where to focus management that best supports priority species.”

Within one year, the state offices are required to inventory their public lands and identify areas of habitat connectivity, defined in the memorandum as “habitats on BLM administered public lands that support or facilitate priority species movements and other ecological processes, such as seed dispersal, migrations, and stopover sites.” Once these areas are identified, the offices will assess the connectivity between them."
Different POTUS pushing less extractive agenda to BLM. Pleased, not surprised.
 
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