Freshkills Park Blog

National parks need a climate change plan

In the past decades the density of trees in Yosemite has declined; climate change is partly to blame. Photo Copyright 2008 Zach Schrock

Density of large trees in Yosemite National Park has declined over the past several decades; climate change is partly to blame. Photo by Zach Schrock

The National Parks Conservation Association has drafted a 53-page report describing “a potentially catastrophic loss of animal and plant life” in national parks due to climate change. The report urges the National Park Service to develop an overarching plan to better manage habitat and population shifts.

Among the ideas proposed is one that is shared by the Freshkills Park master plan: wildlife corridors that enable animals to migrate across parks uninhibited.

(via LA Times)

August 18, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , ,

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