Hosted by partners of the Staying Connected Initiative, the Northeastern North America / Turtle Island Landscape Connectivity Summit is bringing together a unique mix of leaders and practitioners across borders, cultures, sectors, and organizations at multiple scales to build relationships and chart a path forward for an ecologically and culturally well-connected landscape for all inhabitants of this continentally and globally significant region.

The gathering will be held on June 11-13, 2024 in Montréal / Tiohtià:ke, Québec, Canada, the unceded territory of the Mohawk Nation / Kanien’kehá:ka. Turtle Island is a name used by many Indigenous peoples of this region for what is commonly understood as North America. Tiohtià:ke, which means “where the currents divide and meet”, has been an important gathering place since time immemorial and is now home to 35,000 Indigenous people.

The Summit is intended to enhance cross-border coordination and collaboration on connectivity conservation and restoration activities throughout the region. Carefully curated plenary sessions and focused discussions on key themes, opportunities, and strategies will be the basis for the development of a high-level, regional connectivity “road map” to help guide collaborative efforts to enhance ecological connectivity and ensure a healthy, climate-resilient environment within and across borders. The road map is targeted for completion in Fall, 2024.

Together, the Summit and road map will help ensure that our region maximizes current unprecedented opportunities and investments to sustain a well-connected, biodiverse landscape and climate-resilient future.

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