American Wildlands worked to restore and maintain the connections between key habitats for healthy populations of native fish and wildlife – whether a large landscape habitat like the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem or a smaller scale linkage like Horse Prairie in southwest Montana.
For more than 30 years, American Wildlands used science, respectful advocacy, and community engagement to pursue their vision of a region with interconnected habitats that support healthy populations of bears, wolves, elk, trout, and the other magnificent Rocky Mountain wildlife.
Take a moment to listen to Jim Lynch, Director of Montana Dept. of Transportation, talk about the importance of wildlife connectivity.
The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, recognizing the shared aspects of our missions, supported American Wildlands in their Highway 206 wildlife underpass project to create safe passage for elk during migration. A large culvert running under the road, the crossing will also include the construction of several miles of fencing to funnel elk and other wildlife toward the underpass.
In addition HSWLT helped fund tracking work for American Wildlands’ “Corridors of Life” program. Through this program, American Wildlands worked to keep vital wildlife habitat connected for lynx, bear, wolves and other wildlife across the Northern Rockies region.
In order to expand the scope of HSWLT’s influence and effectiveness for the benefit of wildlife, we frequently share funds, expertise and HSWLT’s humane philosophy with other organizations. All HSWLT shared efforts are rooted in our commitment to providing wildlife with safe places to live, forever, by assisting other organizations that share our concerns for wildlife and habitat.