Indentifying and Protecting Wildlife Corridors

From: Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of NM, an all volunteer, non-profit organization.

Pathways vision is to see the mountains of New Mexico connected with protected
passage for wildlife of all kinds.

Sandia Mountain is ringed with development – the city of Albuquerque, freeways and subdivisions. There is only one narrow opening to and from the remaining mountain at the North East corner between Placitas and La Madera. Without roads and official trails, this rugged area is designated non-motorized travel within the Forest Service portion. On the Crest of Montezuma, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, official trails and uses of all sorts are being proposed. These uses are not a problem with official oversight, but these Federal agencies do not have funding for law enforcement personnel. Without a ranger at the trail head and on the trails we will see the spider webbing of trails, target shooting and trash – plus the increased access for illegal trapping and poaching of wildlife.

Won’t you help protect Sandia Mountain and keep it connected to the other mountains of New Mexico for the safe passage of wildlife? Let officials know that you want this area, the last of its kind, protected from illegal activity and the current laws enforced. Thank you for caring about the life of your mountain! share the link here: Crest of Montezuma

The light green shaded area is the safest path for wildlife to and from Sandia Mtn.

New video from Fork Tail Media, 13 minutes long, from the Olinger’s.

 

 

Time for hunting bear scat! 

See this special series of stories here: Real-world science in project at San Antonito – The Independent

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands. For countless wildlife species, the busy highway is a border, constraining their movements and posing a fatal risk should they dare to cross it. “Everything from an elk down to a small salamander, they need to move to find food, to find mates, to find new places to live as their populations expand or just when conditions change, like a fire breaks out,” said Jen Watkins of Conservation Northwest.

Source: Washington state builds bridge to keep wildlife off highway

The 10,000th sighting has been registered!

Thank you for taking the time to volunteer for this Adventure Scientists Project. With these data, we hope to provide a safer environment for wildlife and drivers. Information about where wildlife-vehicle collisions occur, what animals are involved, and other data can help inform policy, management, and financial investment in reducing roadkill. We will present data back to collaborators in order to promote wildlife connectivity. You can learn about Adventure Scientists at http://www.adventurescientists.org

Source: Adventure Scientists’ Wildlife Connectivity Survey · iNaturalist.org

Video portfolio for award-winning video storyteller Ted Grudowski

See this beautiful documentary here: Cascade Crossroads Documentary Film — Ted Grudowski
The I-90 freeway corridor in Washington state is being re-built over Snowqualamie Pass with a massive wildlife corridor in mind. Animals moving north/south in the Cascade Mountain Range are being considered from bears and cougars to fish and invertebrates; and multiple bridges, tunnels and underpasses are being built over the next 10 years to facilitate their safe passage across this major east/west freeway.

See the good things these folks are doing for wildlife at: Source: Wyoming Migration Initiative