Habitats is one of six priority goals nationally for Sierra Club under the
Climate Recovery Partnership.
Many species are already facing increased pressure due to climate change, and
many more will be threatened as the world warms. If we want the world's wildlife and native
plants to survive in a changing climate, we must help them adapt by protecting
critical habitat and creating corridors that will allow for migration as climate
changes and temperatures rise.
The Sierra Club has made the protection of
Maine's North Woods one of its highest conservation priorities under the
Resilient Habitats program. The Maine Woods have been called "grand central
station" for wildlife movement in the Northeast. This unbroken stretch of
forest is already home to threatened and endangered species such as the Canada
Lynx. Maine's forests will become even more critical to many species as they
struggle to adapt to the impacts
of climate change.
We can help the Northeast's wildlife and
plants to adapt by protecting a large core of resilient
habitat in the Maine Woods. The Maine chapter is working with chapters across
the Northeast and Canada to plan an interconnected network of large protected
areas and corridors to allow species to migrate and survive climate change.
© Larry Allan, courtesy Sierra Club Library