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Where the Wildlife Roam on Jan 26, 2017

November 30, 2016

Since the release of Critical Linkages as part of the Conservation Lands Network in 2013, many efforts around the Bay Area have been launched to protect, steward, and facilitate wildlife corridors. These corridors – also called linkages – provide safe routes for the region’s fauna to access habitat. The corridors are critical if we are to protect biodiversity and maintain the wild aspects of this Biodiversity Hotspot we call home.

On January 26, 2017 the Bay Area Open Space Council will create a dynamic regional forum to discuss what is happening today on wildlife corridors. We will go beyond the cool maps and wildlife cam photographs to understand the nuts, bolts, and culverts that make wildlife corridors functional and safe for animals. This Gathering will be interactive in that you will learn, experience, and connect with 150+ colleagues from around the region. This is the wildlife corridors event you don’t want to miss.

The Gathering will begin at 9:30am with coffee in the lobby of the Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. At 10am we will move into the Brower Center’s Goldman Theater to hear from leaders in the field on four key topics. The speakers will be:

Following their presentations, we will all move to the Gallery of the Brower Center where there will be an exhibition of projects throughout the Bay Area. Just like the wildlife we are supporting, we will roam and interact with the innovative solutions to wildlife corridors. The projects confirmed to participate include:

The Gathering will be held January 26, 2017 from 9:30am – 1:00pm in the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. Lunch will be served from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. We’ll be tweeting with #OSCwildlife.

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