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.