Connect the Connecticut is gaining national attention as an exemplar of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s vision for addressing increasingly complex conservation challenges in the face of climate change. The Service’s approach, called Strategic Habitat Conservation, involves strategic, accountable, and adaptive actions grounded in science, and greater collaboration with diverse partners across larger spatial and temporal scales.
In the Winter 2016 issue of the Service’s quarterly newsletter Fish & Wildlife Service News, Connect the Connecticut was one of six efforts featured as representatives of “the next generation of wildlife conservation” for embodying the principles of Strategic Habitat Conservation.
The Service also highlighted Connect the Connecticut in a January feature on its Open Spaces blog that shared the story behind the the project.
This national recognition affirms the relevance of Connect the Connecticut beyond the watershed as a model for addressing conservation needs on a landscape scale in order to sustain human and wildlife communities into the future.