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I-680 Wildlife Crossing

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Wildlife populations in the East Bay open spaces are isolated from the rest of nature by I-680. There are very few crossing structures under this interstate, none of which were built for wildlife. Nonetheless, wildlife use these structures to move between the East Bay open spaces and the rest of the world. Without this movement, these populations would be isolated and subject to extinction.
Project Date: 
Sunday, June 15, 2014
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This project is a case study for a Federal Highways Administration supported project developing remotely communicating wildlife cameras and server-side informatics tools. Wildlife populations in the East Bay open spaces are isolated from the rest of nature by I-680. There are very few crossing structures under this interstate, none of which were built for wildlife. Nonetheless, wildlife use these structures to move between the East Bay open spaces and the rest of the world. Without this movement, these populations would be isolated and subject to extinction.

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Bobcat saunters by Andrade 7 camera, safely crosses under the busy highway.

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2 fawns use the Andrade underpass to safely traverse Highway 680.

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Observation Summary

This is a summary of animal observation across all locations and positions.

Animal Animal Write-in Image Count Animal Count
1 House Finch 1 1
2 Dark-Eyed Junco 1 1
3 Great Blue Heron 1 1
4 Rock Pigeon 1 1
5 Wild Turkey Turkey 1 4
6 Red Fox 2 2
7 Western Scrub-Jay 4 4
8 California Ground Squirrel 4 4
9 Mountain Lion 6 6
10 Coyote 7 7
11 Domestic Dog 9 11
12 Eastern Fox Squirrel 17 17
13 Bobcat 23 23
14 Raccoon 35 43
15 Striped Skunk 41 41
16 Gray Fox 41 44
17 Virginia Opossum 91 91
18 Wild Turkey 162 234
19 Mule (or Black tailed) Deer 1,332 1,914