The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) invites you to a free screening of the film Wild Ways: Corridors of Life on Tuesday, October 25th. The event will begin at 7:00 pm at the Canfor Theatre at the University of Northern BC and is open to the public.
Wild Ways is a groundbreaking film about the challenges of preserving biodiversity on an ever more crowded planet. From North America's Yellowstone to Yukon region to Southern Africa's elephant highways stretching across five nations, learn how connectivity conservation offers hope to some of our planet's most cherished - but endangered - species.
"Wild Ways demonstrates, through a message of hope, how some of the world's most beloved species can be preserved by linking the world's wildlife refuges through safe highway passage and open land," says Tim Burkhart, Y2Y's Peace River Break Coordinator.
The film will be followed by a short presentation and discussion of wildlife and connectivity values in the Wild Hart ranges to the east of Prince George. Stretching roughly from Kakawa wilderness and north through the Pine Pass to the Williston Reservoir, the Wild Harts represent a wild way connecting the central rocky mountain parks north to the Muskwa-Kechicka.
Although the majority of the Peace Break region has extensive road networks and a widespread industrial footprint, a band of relatively intact land extends north-south along the Hart Ranges. The mountain and uplands corridor includes several undeveloped creek watersheds, intact forests, alpine terrain with no roads, and critical core and seasonal habitat for species such as woodland caribou and other large mammals such as grizzly bears. Ensuring this wildlife corridor remains intact is a priority for Y2Y in Northern BC.