A Healthcare Plan for the Region for Biodiversity and Climate Resiliency.
The Superior Bio-Conservancy is an ambitious plan to protect and restore the biological integrity and hydrology of the Great Lakes Region and the Laurentian Forest Province throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The conservation plan will create maps and effectively advocate for the creation of protected wildlife corridors to connect large tracts of public (Federal, State and County forests) land to avoid fragmentation. This landscape has unique Tribal ceded usufructuary rights that are sovereign and serve as a form of conservation easement on all public lands. This plan will utilize those covenants to aid in establishing the Superior Bio-Conservancy.
It's time to listen to nature and create the Superior Bio-Conservancy.
Using the science of Conservation Biology, the Superior Bio-Conservancy is a health care plan for this entire region. Lake Superior is the most important fresh water lake in the Western Hemisphere. This action is needed now, given climate change and current extinction rates. The urgency is particularly alarming given the utter absence of meaningful Governance or Agency action to address these landscape land health issues.
Beavers as ecosystem engineers are one of the most important keystone species that support biodiversity. Currently beavers are overharvested and un-appreciated by the very agencies that are entrusted to manage them. Beaver created wetlands are the gardens of productivity for all wildlife. Beavers change the hydrology of rivers to the benefit of all by improving water quality and stabilizing watersheds.
We cannot afford to continue with “Business as Usual” with our shared public land. Federal, State and County agencies have been extraction enablers of the timber and agricultural industry. They have damaged our public land assets and embezzled our children’s inheritance with unscientific land policies. Public and private landscape managers need to have incentives to manage for public landscape health.
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Explore the ways in which beavers and other wildlife naturally manage the forest and create balanced hydrology.
Support our efforts to create the Superior Bio-Conservancy to restore and protect these crucial wild areas.
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