State of the States: A Look at How Far U.S. State Habitat Connectivity Legislation Has Advanced and What is Working



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Logan Christian
Wildlife and Habitat Coordinator



Explore 25 years of connectivity legislation and case studies showcasing successful approaches. Learn more about the impact of federal policy, the role of wildlife corridors, the importance of coordination among government agencies, tribes, NGOs, and other partners, ​and the need for funding to support wildlife connectivity projects. This report was produced in collaboration with Wildlands Network.


NCEL Resources


Executive Summary: 25 Years of Trends & Drivers of State Habitat Connectivity Legislation

May 14, 2024

Success Story

Conservation through Habitat Connectivity

October 26, 2020

Online Resources

New Report Highlights the Evolution and Drivers of State Habitat Connectivity Policy in the United States

Connectivity policy specialists Erin Sito, U.S. Policy Director at Wildlands Network, and Logan Christian, Wildlife and Habitat Coordinator at the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, have analyzed this growing trend in legislation and have detailed their findings in a new, comprehensive report titled: “State of the States: A look at how far U.S. state habitat connectivity legislation has advanced and what is working.” View this Q&A with them.

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Press Release: 80% of Habitat Connectivity Legislation has Passed within the Last Five Years

Since 2019, 66 habitat connectivity bills have successfully connected vast landscapes and improved roadway safety for both humans and wildlife.

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Wildlands Network Landing Page for Report

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