Linking Communities, Wetlands and Migratory Birds “links” people along a migratory bird pathway that extends from the Chaplin and Quill Lakes of Canada, through the Great Salt Lake of the United States, to the Marismas Nacionales of Mexico.
In 2015, Linking Communities will be strengthened through institutionalized initiatives that provide for sustainable conservation in each of the three priority areas and at all seasons. An integration of range-wide monitoring, research and habitat conservation with quorums of cooperative institutions, biologists, educators and community leaders will be actively engaged. Communities will recognize the value of sustainable natural resources as a measure of social, economic, educational and cultural health. Success will occur when we each, in our own place and time; see a migratory bird and know our responsibility for its well being and for those friends from which it has departed and to whom it will return.
The Utah Linking Initiative participates in connecting people along a migratory bird pathway that extends from the Chaplin and Quill Lakes of Canada, through the Great Salt Lake of the United States, to the Marismas Nacionales of Mexico and beyond. Linking promotes range-wide conservation of migratory birds that each community shares and the endemic birds that frequent these environments. As Linking partners we work within our communities and cooperate internationally to preserve these critical areas for their ecological values, and the economic, educational, social and cultural wellbeing of the people who live near them. Efforts are focused in three areas: environmental education, ecotourism, and conservation.