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Training

Sierra Azul Wildlife Connectivity Workshop

Sierra Azul Wildlife Connectivity Workshop program image

Date

Wednesday, October 11, 2006
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Coyote Valley Golf Club
San Jose
Lunch will be provided

COST: FREE

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Contact

Grey Hayes
grey@elkhornslough.org
(831) 274-8700

Sponsors

Silicon Valley Land Conservancy

Description

See also: Landscape-level conservation planning, Habitat Restoration

The workshop was cosponsored by the Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program and the Silicon Valley Land Conservancy and focused on biological connectivity issues in the Santa Cruz Mountains - Sierra Azul region. The Sierra Azul consists of the southern portion of the Santa Cruz Mountains (Hwy 17 south) and is a region thought to be important to east-west and north-south wildlife movement, connecting the Santa Cruz Mountains with two other eco-regions: the Diablo Range to the east and the Gabilan Range to the south. Urbanization and road building activities surrounding this area have increasingly threatened the viability of habitat corridors in the Sierra Azul area, and so many think it prudent for a more focused scientific analysis of the area's opportunities and constraints for wildlife connectivity. The goals of this workshop were to bring together the latest scientific information that can inform the design and management of biotic corridors in the Sierra Azul region and to make that information available in a way that positively affects regional decision making and planning. By networking scientific experts in this subject area, we believe we have created begun to formalize a group that can help address future issues of habitat connectivity in this region. We are currently writing up a more formal description of the outcomes of the workshop, which we hope to have available in early 2007. Please contact us should you have further questions or a more immediate need for information.

Documents and Publications

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Agenda: Sierra Azul Wildlife Connectivity Workshop
PDF, 13KB
Coastal Training Program

Contact List: Sierra Azul Wildlife Connectivity Workshop
PDF, 12KB


Presentation: American badgers (Taxidea taxus) as a focal species for conservation planning in California
PDF, 480KB
Jessie Quinn

10-11-06
Presentation: Conservation in a Regional Context: The Central Coast Wildlands Project
PDF, 527KB
Verna Jigour

10-11-06
Presentation: Corridor Ecology: a Snapshot
PDF, 562KB
Dr. William Z. Lidicker, Jr

10-11-06
Presentation: Cougar Corridors and Bay Area Regional Planning
PDF, 245KB
Michele Korpos

10-11-06
Presentation: Dispersal of Bay checkerspot butterflies
PDF, 415KB
Stuart B. Weiss, PhD

10-11-06
Presentation: Identification of Potential Wildlife Corridors Utilized by the North American Badger (Taxidea taxus) in the San Francisco Bay Area & Monterey County
PDF, 1.1MB
Tanya Diamond

10-11-06
Presentation: Modeling Reality in an Uncertain Universe: The Cougar in Southern California as a Case Study
PDF, 1.2MB
Rick Hopkins, Brett Dickson, and Brad McRae

10-11-06
Presentation: Promoting Habitat Connectivity: California Tiger Salamanders and California Red-legged Frogs
PDF, 334KB
Pete Trenham

Presentation: Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan
PDF, 444KB
David Zippin, Ph.D., Troy Rahmig, Matthew Jones, Steve Citron-Pousty, Ph.D.

10-11-06
OTHER INFORMATION
Wildlands Conservation in the Central Coast Region of California
PDF, 1.5MB
Jim Thorne, Dick Cameron, Verna Jigour
California Wilderness Coalition
2002

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org