The Staying Connected Initiative has a wide-variety of resources that will help you and your community learn about that Northern Appalachian/Arcadia region, issues associated with landscape and habitat connectivity, and the steps you and your community can take to protect wildlife and natural spaces.

On this page:

General Staying Connected Initiative Information

SCI informational webinar (recording of a webinar)

About the Staying Connective Initiative (2019)

About the Staying Connected Initiative (2 page PDF)

About the Staying Connected Initiative (2 page PDF in French)

An Introduction to the Staying Connected Initiative (2017 poster)

An Introduction to the Staying Connected Initiative (Older poster)

Two Countries, One Forest Information about 2C1Forest as well as a link to their maps on DataBasin

Why did that bear cross the road? A guide to habitat connectivity

Where Roads and Habitat Meet rev. 1 2018

Where Roads and Habitat Meet rev. 1 2018 French

Habitat Connectivity IS a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Keeping Working Forests Available for Wildlife

Staying Connected in the Northern Appalachians: Mitigating Fragmentation and Climate Impacts on Wildlife through Functional Habitat Linkages

(This is the proposal to USFWS Competitive State Wildlife Grants in 2009 that was later accepted and began SCI)

Staying Connected Overview in Vermont

An Enduring Place: Wildlife and People in the Worcester Range through the Northeastern Highlands

Synthesis: A Place In Between

The Green Mountains to Hudson Highlands Linkage; A Corridor for Wildlife and People

An Introduction to SCI powerpoint slideshow used for ICOET Sept 21_2015


Community Planning Toolbox (Vermont)

Staying Connected Resources in Vermont

Ideas and Actions for Staying Connected in Vermont

Community Strategies for Vermont’s Forests and Wildlife: A Guide for Local Action

Potential Conservation Easement Provisions Designed to Explicitly Address Connectivity in the Northern Appalachians

Make Room for Wildlife: A Resource for Local Planners and Communities in the Adirondacks

Volunteer Tracking Instructions – Northern Green Mountains/Canada Linkage

Volunteer Tracking Form

The Northern Connector: A landowner’s guide to maintaining a connected landscape

Landowner Resource Guide: Northern Berkshires & Franklin County

Landowner Resource Guide: Southern Berkshires & Hilltowns

Vermont Transportation and Connectivity Guidance

Maine Wildlife Road Watch Report 2015

Maine Terrestrial Wildlife Crossings Survey Executive Summary

Passage Assessment System Washington DOT (Kintsch & Cramer)


SCI Linkage Area Boundaries

The Three Borders Linkage Area

Northeast Kingdom – Northern New Hampshire Linkage Area

Connectivity Areas and Habitat Blocks: A Regional Perspective in the North Greens

Habitat Connectivity, Brandon, VT

Terrestrial Resilience Tabloid Maps

Berkshire Wildlife Linkage Map

Articles and Reports

A Review of Ecological Connectivity Science in the Region of Resolution 40-3 (Prepared by A. Arkilanian, G. Larocque, V. Lucet, D. Schrock, C. Denépoux, and A. Gonzalez, 2020. An Assessment of the Science and Projects Describing the Ecologically
Connected Landscape of the Northeast Region of North America.)
Executive Summary (English), Résumé (French).

Wildlife Cameras in the Northern Appalachians  (Allisa Rafferty compiled notes and input from all SCI partners doing camera research at the 2016 NETWC)

Wildlife Cameras in the Northern Appalachians  (FRENCH)

A Standardized Framework for Using Camera Traps to Monitor Wildlife Crossing Structures (Poster by Kintsch & Cramer)

Reducing Wildlife Mortality on Roads in Vermont: Documenting Wildlife Movement near Bridges and Culverts to Improve Related Conservation Investments. Sept 2016

Assessing Wildlife Presence and Cross-road Movement in Road Corridors in Relationship to Use of Culverts and Bridges for Under-road Movement (Report by Paul Marangelo TNC. This report is an addendum to the Phase 1 results “Reducing Wildlife Mortality on Roads in Vermont: Documenting Wildlife Movement near Bridges and Culverts
to Improve Related Conservation Investments. Sept 2016”)

Wildlife Connectivity Study VT Interstate 89 (Bolton Waterbury STP 2709(1) This was a two-year study involving 40 game cameras and winter tracking along the road segment and in 8 transects perpendicular to the road section)

Wildlife connectivity in western Massachusetts: Results and recommendations from a 2013-14 study of wildlife movement in two corridors

Securing permeable roadways for wide-ranging wildlife in the Black River Valley (August 2012, Gustave Goodwin)

Camera Trapping to Advance Wildlife Connectivity Implementation in Coos County, NH (Pete Steckler, Arianna Spear & Timothy Norton 2016)

Wildlife Monitoring at Road Crossings in the Western Maine Mountains (Barbara Charry, Emily Bastian 2016)

Management Recommendations for Landowners : Sustaining healthy, vibrant lands for people and wildlife.  (Alissa Rafferty TNC NY 7 Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust 2017)

Moving through the Landscape (A Photobook – TNC NY in the Black River Valley 2017)

Staying Connected in the Black River Valley– short landowner brochure (2017 TNC NY, Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, Tug Hill Commission)

Forest Fragmentation Action Plan (Vermont)

Phase II: Subdivision Trends Report (Vermont)

A Resistant-Kernel Model of Connectivity for Amphibians that Breed in Vernal Pools

Conservation Status of Fish, Wildlife, and Natural Habitats in the Northeast Landscape

Staying Connected in the Northern Green Mountains: Identifying Structural Pathways and other Areas of High Conservation Priority

Ecoregional Habitat Connectivity Science Applied at Multiple Scales in Transportation

Resilient Sites for Terrestrial Conservation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Region

Critical Paths 2. Enhancing Road Permeability for Wildlife in Vermont

Wildlands Connection-Staying Connected Initiative-Spring 2013

SCI Newsletter Archive

Winter 2021 (English only)
Fall 2020 (English only)
-Only 1 newsletter in 2020 due to COVID19 pandemic
Winter 2019 – EnglishFrench
Fall 2019 – EnglishFrench
Summer 2019 – English  French
Spring 2019 – English French
Early Winter 2018 (English only)
Summer 2018 – EnglishFrench
Spring 2018 –  EnglishFrench
Special events 2018
Winter 2018
Fall 2017
Summer 2017
Spring 2017
Winter 2017
December 2016
Late Summer 2016
Spring 2016
Winter 2016