Cabinet-Purcell Wildlife Linkage Initiative

by The Vital Ground Foundation

Summary

The Cabinet-Purcell Wildlife Linkage Initiative is an endeavor by Vital Ground to protect key wildlife corridors and grizzly habitat on private lands in northwestern Montana near the US/Canada border.
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5
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Challenge

The Cabinet-Purcell mountain region is under increasing threat of further habitat fragmentation as a result of human population growth and development, potentially exacerbating existing issues facing the threatened grizzly populations on both sides of the international border. If key habitat and linkage lands here are lost to development, grizzly and other wildlife populations could become too isolated and small to be viable in the long term.

Solution

Maintaining landscape connectivity in the area is crucial to genetic interchange between grizzlies in the US and in Canada, where the populations are more robust. With redoubled efforts, it is possible for the grizzly to thrive again.

Long-Term Impact

If the core grizzly populations in the Cabinet-Purcell region can expand in size, it is believed that they will eventually grow in number and disperse and recolonize old territories, including the vast Selway-Bitterroot Ecosystem of Central Idaho.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.vitalground.org
The Vital Ground Foundation - Home

Organization Information

The Vital Ground Foundation

Location: Missoula, MT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.vitalground.org/​Home
The Vital Ground Foundation
Project Leader:
Kevin Rhoades
Communications Director
Missoula, MT United States

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