- IDENTIFY threats and prioritize solutions
- CONNECT natural areas
- PROVIDE CRITICAL HABITAT and safe migration for wide-ranging animals
- PROTECT ECOLOGICAL processes and systems
- SUPPORT COLLABORATIONS that deepen community resilience
CLLC engages primarily in four ways:
- Support community-based planning to restore, protect, and manage large landscapes.
CLLC works with communities to plan for and restore the integrity and natural connectivity of the landscapes within which they live and work.
- Assist the Blackfeet Nation with climate adaptatio planning, education, and on-the-ground projects, such as beaver mimicry dams, across their 1.2 million acres.
- Develop and apply science to reconnect fragmented landscapes and provide safe passage for wildlife and people. CLLC uses spatial models and maps to help planners identify where and how animal and plant populations move across the landscape, and how people’s priorities and actions help or hinder that movement. We apply this knowledge to defend vital links and safe passage between landscapes, and to identify places to protect, restore, and build.
- Work with county governments, such as Teton County, Wyoming, to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and support critical wildlife movement and migrations in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
- Connect professionals and decision makers to share information and resources worldwide. CLLC serves as a hub for information, tools, news, and best practices and believes everyone should have a seat at the table to work together to find solutions. CLLC is directly networked with over 28,000 conservation professionals and organizations around the globe.
- The Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent networks over 100 organizations and governments protecting the 18-million acres where plants and animals and peoples from the Pacific Northwest, eastern prairies, southern Rockies, and boreal forests converge.
- Inform new policy and law to support and accelerate large landscape conservation locally, nationally and globally. CLLC is developing global standards for corridors and connectivity areas, which is key in supporting a systems approach to protecting, restoring, and managing large landscapes.
- CLLC chairs the Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group to promote connectivity science and practice around the world and preparing new large landscape designation criteria for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
- CLLC chairs the Transportation Working Group, a global group of practitioners that pulls together technical, finance, and policy expertise to address linear infrastructure development in high biodiversity regions of the world.