Cores are large wild areas suitable for apex predators and keystone species. 


Corridors are relatively narrow areas which connect core wildlife habitats. 


Communities are assemblages of plant and animal populations (both human and non-human) occupying a place. 


By rewilding is meant, for the most part, passive recolonization and passive rewilding. The purpose is to create a wilder, more beautiful, more biologically diverse, and a more enduring Mississippi River Watershed. Our constant since 1995 has been TRUSTING WILDNESS. In the broadest sense, that is our message. Learning to trust and to be trustworthy. It is a liberating message about better understanding what has been lost and what has been gained, about finding our proper place in the total body of life, about the dance between holding on and letting go, about being truly human.