This year's Wild Links was an invitation-only meeting building from our connected habitat and wildlife discussions from 2010-2011. We brought together attendees and partners from the past two years to move forward on topics related to the transboundary Cascadia ecosystem.
Forwarding transboundary coordination in the Cascadia ecosystem for species and habitats in a changing climate
The 2012 Wild Links annual wildlife conference was an invitation-only meeting building upon Wild Links of 2010 and 2011 to forward transboundary coordination in the Cascadia ecosystem for species and habitats in a changing climate.
Discussions began around a one-year pilot Cascadia Partner Forum in coordination with the North Pacific and Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. We identified priority species and habitat topics for collaborative work in the Cascadia region. Attendees and partners then delved into two high priority topics identified at last year's Wild Links meeting in Vancouver, BC: 1) transboundary species coordination on lynx, wolves, fishers, grizzly bears, badgers, and wolverines; and 2) transboundary habitat connectivity planning with the Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group.
Wild Links 2012 general report
A new general report summarizes the proceedings and outcomes of the 2012 Wild Links conference. The report was prepared by Andrea Lyons of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Download the report (8MB, PDF)
Thank you to our 2012 meeting sponsors!
Wild Links was made possible through generous support of 444S Foundation, Brainerd Foundation, Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative, North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and Seattle City Light.
And thank you, graduate students!
Graduate students of the North Cascades Institute took notes and learned from all our sessions.