Mapped and protected habitat corridors preserve and enhance the integrity of sensitive ecosystems such as watersheds, wetlands, critical environments and wildlife migratory paths.
As climate change intensifies, habitat loss and fragmentation due to human development become an ever-increasing threat to wildlife, biodiversity and the ability of species to migrate successfully.
Create regional corridor plans that:
- Restore, regenerate and connect fragmented forests and environments capable of supporting sustainable populations of native and rare species;
- Establish wide and vegetated buffers to protect water quality and stream habitat;
- Consider the needs of species to cross land not currently in natural vegetation; and
- Create and protect additional habitat areas.