Wildest Land Linking Protected Areas

"New research reveals key corridors that allow wildlife to move between protected areas of the U.S.--and explains why these places must be protected further... With increasing development and ongoing climate change forcing plants and animals to shift their habitat, maintaining a connected network of these lands will be an even bigger priority, the study said." 

-Max Greenberg of The Wilderness Society

This map illustrates the "wildest" and least-developed corridors (in blue) between national parks and other protected areas (black).

The Lost Coast: an area of HIGH corridor value surrounding protected areas.


This map on the below link represents year 2000 baseline estimate of above ground live dry biomass and standing carbon stock for the lower 48 United States.


Distribution of Old Growth: Then & Now

The Mattole Valley saw a rapid elimination of old growth forests in the period 1947-1988 and the few that remain have been fought over ever since. The forests of Rainbow Ridge are the largest block of primary, old growth forests that remain in private hands and open to exploitation.

Age Class Map
Lower North Fork of Mattole River 

Take note this only covers part of the Lower North Fork and none of the Upper North Fork basins.

Map composed and field truthed by Lindsey Holm.
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