Last month, Matthew McKinney wrote for Planetizen about the need for regional collaboration on wilderness areas. This new agreement seems to be working in that direction.
"The three nations have long cooperated on wilderness management - programs have straddle the U.S.-Canadian border since 1910 and the U.S.-Mexican border since the 1930s. Yet the memorandum of understanding is the first multinational agreement on wilderness protection, according to Vance Martin, president of the Wild Foundation.
"It's not very easy to do anything internationally, even when the countries are neighbors," Martin said."