Wildlife Connectivity Corridors
Wildlife corridors are pathways or routes that connect habitat and are key for wildlife survival. These areas foster seasonal movement, between summer and winter range. They are critical for wildlife to find mates to ensure genetic diversity. Migration routes increasingly are also used for wildlife seeking new habitat because of natural disasters or climate change. Wildlife corridors also include aquatic linkages, which allow fish and other species to move freely through watersheds.
Connected wildlife habitat span state borders, and between Colorado and New Mexico, 5 connectivity corridors have been proposed to ensure that wildlife maintains its ability to move freely within the region across the Carson National Forest, Santa Fe National Forest, and the Rio Grande National Forest. Learn more here [PDF].
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