"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."
- Aldo Leopold, author, philosopher, scientist, ecologist, forester, conservationist, and environmentalist. 1948 -
The White Tank Mountains Conservancy's flagship effort is the "Connectivity Initiative", a collaborative effort to envision, enable and sustain a landscape scale plan to preserve wildlife corridors that connect the White Tank Mountains to other regional mountain ranges, providing for a host of ecological benefits and services to people in the region.
Check back soon to view our Story Map and learn more about our conservation challenges and the answers to these important questions:
- What makes the White Tank Mountains ecosystem special?
- What are the future plans for urban growth and infrastructure development (transportation and flood control) in the region?
- What do we know about wildlife movement and occurrence?
- Where would conservation of wildlife corridors make the most sense; and compliment urban development, parks, trails, flood control and other urban amenities?
- How can I get involved?