Press Release Aug 12, 2021

Interior Department Order Supports More Room for Wildlife to Roam

$2 million investment could advance collaborative corridor conservation and restoration efforts for national park wildlife across the west, including pronghorn antelope that migrate to and from Grand Teton and Yellowstone.

“Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s announcement today is a major step towards ensuring that wildlife in our national parks and beyond continue to thrive,“ said Bart Melton, Wildlife Director for the National Parks Conservation Association. "The administration’s $2 million investment could advance collaborative corridor conservation and restoration efforts for national park wildlife across the west, including pronghorn antelope and elk that seasonally migrate to and from Grand Teton and Yellowstone. The importance of restoring and protecting such pathways for wildlife cannot be overstated, especially as our parks and their wildlife continue to battle intensifying threats from a changing climate.”

“There are plenty of signs of progress and common ground for advancing wildlife restoration and conservation at the state, territorial, tribal, and federal levels. For example, wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts alike have long benefited from Wyoming’s first-in-the-nation, federally designated Path of the Pronghorn corridor, which protects and connects lands traveled by thousands of animals. And recent Congressional support for funding includes road crossing infrastructure and efforts that will reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions. We must continue to advance these efforts, for the future of our country’s wildlife.”

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About the National Parks Conservation Association: Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been the leading voice in safeguarding our national parks. NPCA and its nearly 1.6 million members and supporters work together to protect and preserve our nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for future generations. For more information, visit www.npca.org.

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