New Hampshire lies at the crossroads of an extensive wildlife habitat network reaching from the Tug Hill plateau in New York, across the Adirondacks and the northern reaches of New England, and on to the Canadian Maritime provinces.
Today wide-ranging species like bear, bobcat, fisher and moose can still move relatively uninhibited through the region, to locate sufficient food, cover and over-wintering sites, and to find a mate. Under the umbrella of the Conservancy-led four-state, 21-partner Staying Connected Initiative (SCI), a group of Granite State organizations and agencies has come together to find ways to make sure connected habitat and healthy wildlife populations are an enduring feature of our landscape.
Dive deeper into the Staying Connective Initiative:
- Meet the project partners;
- See how camera traps are helping to restore land connections;
- Listen to more about the initiative from the perspective of GIS Manager, Pete Steckler, on New Hampshire Public Radio;
- View the Staying Connected Initiative linkage map;
- Explore more of how this visionary partnership is working to protect wildlife across the Northern Appalachians.