The surviving wildlife migrations of the Yellowstone region are wonders of nature. The key to saving them is enlisting private landowners as allies.
Volume 38, No.2, Winter 2019
Our world is crossed by the paths of wildlife migrating for survival. As these species move, private landowners provide critical habitat. The fundamental challenge of preserving migration corridors remains the same: Whether for elk, waterfowl, butterflies, wildebeest, or salmon, conservationists must find ways to make wildlife more of an asset instead of a liability for private landowners. The future of these migratory species depends on it.
With this issue of PERC Reports, our hope is to begin a dialogue about how conservationists can broaden their approaches to protect migratory species, specifically by working with, not against, the landowners that steward so much important habitat. The essays in this issue demonstrate that corridor conservation will succeed only if it enlists the support of private landowners and harnesses the power of markets.