Artificial noise and light can disturb natural wildlife behavior and potentially reduce wildlife use of crossing structures built to facilitate their crossing over and under state highways and interstates. In this study, we examine the role of artificial noise and light from traffic in wildlife species presence, activity, and willingness to use crossing structures.This research is intended to inform design and construction of crossing structures to enhance wildlife connectivity.
We have initiated a trail camera animal survey on the Galbreath Preserve in Southern Mendocino County. The purpose of this survey is to record and identify mammals and birds inhabiting the preserve. Two cameras are being utilized will be moved at the discretion of the researchers.
A study to determine the frequency of off trail activities by domestic dogs at a regional park. Trail cams will be installed in sensitive habitat areas around the park and will compare leash optional to on leash trails.