Released today, Cascade Crossroads is a 30-minute documentary film chronicling the story unfolding over and under Interstate 90 just east of Snoqualmie Pass in Washington’s Cascade Mountains. At the intersection of a major east-west transportation corridor and a crucial north-south wildlife migration corridor, a monumental project combining conservation, collaboration, and innovation led to the construction of North America’s largest wildlife crossings project in conjunction with major infrastructure improvements for motorists.
As habitat connectivity is a priority issue for the Cascadia Partner Forum, we joined many others in sponsoring this film to ensure that we document and share stories of collaboration and success towards acheiving a more resilient landscape for people, species, and ecosystems.
The film features breathtaking footage of Washington’s Central Cascades and interviews with public and private partners including: Mark Anderson (Anderson Hay), Dan Brewster (Summit at Snoqualmie), State Representative Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island), Gene Duvernoy (Forterra), Mitch Friedman (Conservation Northwest), Patty Garvey-Darda (Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest), Randy Giles (Washington State Department of Transportation), Jon Hoekstra (Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust), Paul James (Central Washington University), State Senator Curtis King (R-Yakima), Mike Livingston (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife), Doug MacDonald (former Washington Secretary of Transportation), Charlie Raines (Sierra Club & I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition), Janet Ray (AAA of Washington), Peter Singleton (PNW Research Station – U.S. Forest Service), Jen Watkins (Conservation Northwest & I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition), and Brian White (Washington State Department of Transportation).
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