"Land Conservancy's Wildway Plan Seeks to Connect Protected Areas,"
Published by the Buffalo News
Saturday, April 10, 2021
WNYEA member and national leader in land protection, the Western New York Land Conservancy is featured on the front page of the Buffalo News for their recently-announced 'Wildway' initiative to connect their portfolio of protected lands across Western New York. The 'Wildway' will create a network of farmland, forests, and XXX stretching across the eight counties of WNY: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties. The article highlights the protection effort behind the 200-acre forest, Allegany Wildlands adjacent to Allegany State Park. It is home to bobcats, black bears, and the few locally-remaining American Chestnut trees. The WNY 'Wildway' will form part of the Eastern Wildway, stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada, and aims to address the protection of biodiversity in the face of climate change through the application of E.O. Wilson's half earth concept.
Read the full Buffalo News article here: buffalonews.com/news/local/land-conservancys-wildway-plan-seeks-to-connect-protected-areas/article_a5c75f00-924a-11eb-8bbf-77bb78e5b983.html?mode=comments