Connecting Wild Places
Advocating for the benefit of wildlife, watersheds and biodiversity
The Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains support one of the largest concentrations of wildland habitats and Wild & Scenic Rivers in the United States (outside Alaska). The region’s vast, highly diverse, and relatively well-connected wildland habitats support exceptional habitat connectivity, and unique conservation values, yet remain significantly under-protected.
We do this through landscape-level conservation planning, by opposing inappropriate federal land management projects, rewilding damaged habitats, facilitating the conservation buyout of important private lands, maintaining biodiversity, protecting intact habitats, advocating for wildlife crossings, and restoring wildfire through both wildland fire use and ecologically-based fire management activities.
At Klamath Forest Alliance, we realize that protecting islands of wilderness habitat is not enough. For wildlife to thrive and to maintain our world-class biodiversity wilderness, “core” areas such as the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel, Trinity Alps, Marble Mountains, Red Buttes, Siskiyou and Kalmiposis Wilderness Areas should be connected with connectivity corridors and by protecting the region’s vast and unprotected roadless habitats. As our Connecting Wildplaces Map for Northwestern California (shown below) demonstrates, intact corridors still exist between the large wildlands in our region and we intend to keep it that way.