Land conservation is about connection. Large tracts of protected places give wildlife the space to roam free. Birds, bear, bobcat, and plenty of other animals need wild, open places to thrive.
These yellow patterns are regions where wildlife can easily move. They're called Wildlife Corridors.
Some corridors connect vast tracts of land in California.
Some are islands, isolated from other corridors.
This is the Adelaide. Today, the Adelaide is a bridge for wildlife in the southern Santa Lucia Range.
This is a key connection between Big Sur and the Gabilan Range to the north and the southern Los Padres National Forest to the south.
The private lands in the Adelaida are the single connection between five Wilderness Areas, Pinnacles National Park, and Carrizo Plain National Monument.
These corridors are not the only places where wildlife freely move about. However, they are essential to movement in nearby private lands and protected areas.