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Training

Wildlife Migration Data Requirements for Transportation Corridor Impacts Analysis and Mitigation

Date

Friday, June 22, 2007
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Room: Conference Room

Lunch will be provided

COST: FREE

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Dave Hacker
Associate Environmental Planner/Natural Sciences
California Department of Transportation

Karen Sacilotto
Associate Environmental Planner
California Department of Transportation

Mahmoud Sadeghi
Associate Environmental Planner, Natural Sciences
California Department of Transportation

Ray Sauvajot
Chief of Planning, Science and Resource Management
National Parks Service

Contact

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

Sponsors

Description

See also: Landscape-level conservation planning, Habitat Restoration

This workshop is designed to leverage the San Francisco Bay area's scientific expertise to inform transportation agencies on wildlife migration issues. Roads are one of the major obstacles to wildlife movement and habitat connectivity. In central California, county, state and regional transportation organizations are in the midst of planning efforts that may pose significant impacts to migration of wildlife species. Several staff with these agencies have indicated that now is a crucial time for scientific input into their plans. We are organizing a workshop where the State's leader in transportation planning, California Department of Transportation (CalTrans), will describe how wildlife migration data is used to better inform road design. The workshop will include two sessions, from 10-12 noon, and 1-2 p.m. The first session will begin with presentations from CalTrans, followed by a short question and answer discussion between scientists and planners to help clarify data needs. CalTrans will begin their presentations with a description of wildlife migration data needs for central California. They will then give case studies on how they have implemented successful measures for wildlife migration mitigation, and what data were critical to these projects. The second session will be a moderated, informal discussion between scientists to discuss opportunities for research collaboration. We hope through these discussions to better define thresholds of significance for environmental analysis of wildlife movement impacts and to indicate areas of data gaps and needs for central California.

Documents and Publications

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Agenda: Wildlife Migration Data Requirements for Transportation Corridor Impacts Analysis and Mitigation
PDF, 40KB


Presentation: A Case Study on Desert Tortoise
PDF, 348KB
Mahmoud Sadeghi

2007
Presentation: Applying Science, Planning, and Partnerships to Reduce Roadway Impacts on Wildlife Near Los Angeles
PDF, 2.7MB
Ray Sauvajot

2007
Presentation: State Highways and Habitat Connectivity
PDF, 135KB
Dave Hacker

Presentation: Wildlife Bridges on State Route 71: A Caltrans Solution to Maintain Connectivity
PDF, 1.2MB
Karen Sacilotto

2007
Research Needs List: A Summary
PDF, 16KB
Sandra Jacobson
Coastal Training Program
2007
Road Ecology References
PDF, 24KB
Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology

2007
Wildlife Connectivity Bibliography
PDF, 31KB
Coastal Training Program

2006
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
A Checklist for Evaluating Impacts to Wildlife Movement Corridors
PDF, 497KB
Paul Beier and Steve Loe
Wildlife Society Bulletin
1992
A southern California freeway is a physical and social barrier to gene flow in carnivores
PDF, 611KB
Seth P. D. Riley, John P. Pollinger, Raymond M. Sauvajot, Eric C. York, Cassity Bromley, Todd K. Fuller, Robert K. Wayne
Molecular Ecology 15:1733-1741
2006
Ecological Effects of Roads and Traffic: A Literature Review
PDF, 537KB
Ian F. Spellerberg
Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters 7(5):317-333
1998
Effects of Urbanization and Habitat Fragmentation on Bobcats and Coyotes in Southern California
PDF, 5MB
Seth P. D. Riley, Raymond M. Sauvajot, Todd K. Fuller, Eric C. York, Denise A. Kamradt, Cassity Bromley, and Robert K. Wayne
Conservation Biology 17(2):566-576
2003
Home-Range and Habitat Selection by Adult Cougars in Southern California
PDF, 5.2MB
Brett G. Dickson and Paul Beier
Journal of Wildlife Management 66(4):1235-1245
2002
Influence of Vegetation, Topography, and Roads on Cougar Movement in Southern California
PDF, 258KB
Brett G. Dickson, Jeffrey S. Jenness, Paul Beier
Journal of Wildlife Management 69(1):264-276
2005
Metapopulation Models, Tenacious Tracking, and Cougar Conservation
PDF, 1.6MB
Paul Beier
Metapopulations and Wildlife Conservation, D.R. McCullough, ed.
1996
Roads and Genetic Connectivity
PDF, 509KB
Jared L. Strasburg
Nature 440:875-876
2006
Use of highway undercrossings by wildlife in southern California
PDF, 377KB
Sandra J. Ng, Jim W. Dole, Raymond M. Sauvajot, Seth P. D. Riley, and Thomas J. Valone
Biological Conservation 115:499-507
2004
OTHER INFORMATION
Effects of Two-Lane Roads on Endangered San Joaquin Kit Fox
PDF, 721KB
Brian L. Cypher, Curtis D. Bjurlin, and Julia L. Nelson
California Department of Transportation
2005
Highway Median Impacts on Wildlife Movement and Mortality: State of the Practice Survey and Gap Analysis
PDF, 1.4MB
Anthony P. Clevenger and Angela V. Kociolek
California Department of Transportation
October, 2006
Highways Through Habitats: The Banff Wildlife Crossings Project
PDF, 575KB
Tony Clevenger
TR News 249:14-17
2007
Safe Passage: A User's Guide to Developing Effective Highway Crossings for Carnivores and Other Wildlife
PDF, 816KB
Bill Ruediger and Monique DiGiorgio
The Southern Rockies Ecosystem Project
2007
Urban Roads and the Endangered San Joaquin Kit Fox
PDF, 3.4MB
Curtis D. Bjurlin, Brian L. Cypher, Carie M. Wingert, and Christine L. Van Horn Job
California Department of Transportation
July 10, 2005
Wildlife and Transportation Reference for the Oak Ridges Moraine
PDF, 2.7MB
Provincial and Environmental Planning Office, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario CAN
Ministry of Transportation
June 2005

Links


Highway 118 Wildlife Corridor Working Group
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/divisions/oep/118working/

South Coast Wildlands
http://www.scwildlands.org/

State Assembly Bill 828 on Wildlife Corridors
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_828&sess=CUR&house=B&author=ruskin

Questions and Answers

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