Last week, Representative Holt (D-NJ) introduced the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act. The bill is designed to identify and protect strips of land throughout the country that allow plants and animals to move and migrate. Corridors are vitally important in a warming world as they allow the necessary space for our lands and wildlife to adapt and become more resilient to climate change.
The legislation would accomplish three main points. It would:
- Create a national wildlife corridors information program within the U.S. Fish & Wildlife to collect and disseminate relevant information to states and federal agencies;
- Establish the Wildlife Corridors Stewardship and Protection Fund to provide grants to a variety of state, federal, and local entities;
- Would require the Department of Agriculture, Department of the Interior and the Department of Transportation to consider the preservation of identified migration paths in their management plans.
Thank you Congressman Holt for taking this vitally important first step toward protecting and helping our lands and wildlife survive!
Read Holt's press release.