We are monitoring wildlife corridors in central New Mexico to validate the existence of and movement patterns of large mammals such as Mule Deer, Pronghorn, Rocky Mt. Elk, Black Bear, Cougar and Bobcat. Our current focus is the transition habitat between the Sandia and Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountain ranges. This includes the Galisteo Basin and Rio Grande corridor.
Mule deer and moose were documented since 2008 to heavily use a corrugated steel culvert at mile post (MP) 14 along US 91 in the Wellsville Mountains of northern Utah. The goal of this project was to learn of other species of animals that were within a half mile of the road but were not approaching the crossing struture. The hypothesis was that the species list for both at the structure and away from the structure at various distances would be identicial.
The I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project will reduce congestion, and improve safety and reliability along a 15-mile stretch of the highway from Hyak to the Easton, WA. The project corridor passes through the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and intersects a critical north-south linkage zone for wildlife in the Cascade Mountains. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and its partners will help alleviate the effects of the highway by constructing crossing structures that connect wildlife and hydrology across the landscape, and restoring habitat throughout the project area.