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"Wild Links" yearly science briefing

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Conservation Northwest hosts an ongoing "Wild Links" science briefing to share ideas and coordinate better links between wildlife, habitat - and scientists and other experts.

WildLinks 2011 attendees at break

Wild Links is our annual conference that brings together researchers, conservationists, land managers, agency officials, tribal and First Nations leaders and other experts from Washington and British Columbia to share ideas and better coordinate keeping our region's wild lands and wildlife populations healthy and connected.

In 2011, we focused on coordinating across political borders to help species and ecosystems adapt to a changing climate. In 2012, at the North Cascades Institute off Hwy 20, we hosted a one-and-a-half day invitation-only meeting to build off of the robust information shared at the past two years events that launched the Cascadia Partner Forum.  In 2013, we gathered at Manning Park Resort to share share information and increase our transboundary coordination on climate adaptation for species and ecosystems.  

This year we'll return to North Cascades Institute to continue coordination and dedicate time to sharing information on priority adaptation issues identified by the Cascadia Partner Forum for the coming year: grizzly bear and salmon recovery, ecological connectivity, and land access management.

We thank all of our sponsors and partners that make each year's gathering a success, and the attendees who take time to join in the dialogue for wildlife and connected habitat.

Review the information shared over the past six years with the links below, and mark this webpage to see how the event evolves.

Wild Links archives

2014 WildLinks - This year's WildLinks conference will again focus on the transboundary Cascadia region and important connecting ecosystems in partnership with the Cascadia Partner Forum. Key issues will be grizzly bear and salmon recovery, ecological connectivity, and land access management. 

This year's conference will take place November 10-12, 2014 at the North Cascades Institute. 

2013 WildLinks - A workshop of the Cascadia Partner Forum.  Read the Summary Report prepared by  Jon Bepple providing an overview of presentations, discussion, and side meetings held during the meeting.

2012 WildLinks - Building off past years.
Moving forward for transboundary coordination in the Cascadia ecosystem for species and habitats in a changing climate.

2011 WildLinks - Coordinating across political borders to help species and ecosystems adapt to a changing climate.
Event summary and links to presentations, breakout group agendas, and resource page links shared at conference.

2010 Wild Links - Building partners, connecting habitat, adapting to change
Event summary and links to presentations from this two-day conference in Seattle, WA, co-hosted by the USFWS Great Northern and North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.

2009 Wild Links - Thinking Across Borders
Event summary and links to presentations from this two-day conference focused on recognizing the needs of wildlife on both sides of the US-Canada border.

2008 Wild Links - Planning for a Future with Working Landscapes and Wildlife Linkages
Event summary about this two-day conference focused on wildlife and lands from the North Cascades to northeastern Washington.

2007 [the first] Wild Links - Washington's Cascades
Event summary from this one-day conference focused on Washington's North Cascades.

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