Interstate 280 is a busy highway on the San Francisco Peninsula. It is also adjacent to wild open spaces for about 20 miles. This means that the native wildlife that live in these wild areas sometimes attempt to cross the highway. When they cross the surface, they usually get hit by a car. This project provides access to wildlife cameras placed at under-crossings that might provide wildlife with a safe way to cross the highway, underneath.
We setup a wildlife camera in northern California, near Dunsmuir, to watch the movement of wildlife near the I5 undercrossing.
Wildlife need to cross roads safely to find food, water, breed and disperse to new areas. With changing habitats due to a changing climate, successful wildlife movement is even more important to species survival and adaptations to the changes.
The Paunsaugunt mule deer herd is one of the most treasured mule deer herds in the western U.S. They spend their summers in Southern Utah, and migrate across US 89 to the borderlands of Utah and Arizona. In 2013 UDOT and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) worked together with multiple partners to create 12.5 miles of wildlife exclusion fencing and three new wildlife crossing culverts on US 89 East of Kanab Utah in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.
This is a study of wildlife crossing interstate 80, primarily via street under-crossings, stream/river bridge-crossings, and culverts. Cameras are positioned at the openings of these structures to monitor movement of wildlife through them.
State Route 50 is a major east-west transportation corridor across the Sierra Nevada. This project examines successful animal movement through structures under SR50 that were intentionally built for wildlife, or that were built for some other reason (e.g., a river crossing).