Indentifying and Protecting Wildlife Corridors

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Washington state builds bridge to keep wildlife off highway. Can we do it here in NM?

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

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Adventure Scientists’ Wildlife Connectivity Survey · iNaturalist.org

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

Cascade Crossroads Documentary Film — Ted Grudowski

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.

Wyoming Migration Initiative

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

Post your weather reports here! 

As the drought deepens, your observations of how that is affecting you and the environment can be recorded and shared here: Source: CoCoRaHS – Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network

Keystone Species protectors:  Prairie Dog Pals

You can contact us at: Prairie Dog Pals PO Box 14235 Albuquerque, NM 87191 505-296-1937 prairiedogpals@prairiedogpals.org or prairiedogpals@comcast.net Email this page

Source: Contact PDP – Prairie Dog Pals

Its that time of year, Priarie Dogs are emerging from their burrows and open for business!  Please support your local burrow, as these little guys support life all up and down the food chain.

2nd year of W.O.N.

Pathways is starting its second year of contributing wildlife photo data to the Wildlife Observers Network: Source: Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of NM | WON

The W.O.N. network is a project of the UC Davis road ecology dept. who is studying wildlife corridor protection effects on preventing animal/human tragedies where these animal movement corridors intersect with roads and highways.

The New Mexico Dept. of Transportation (NM DOT) has placed Wildlife Corridor signage on the north end of Sandia Mt. alerting motorists to a 9 mile stretch of highway that cuts through widlife movement corridors to and from Sandia Mt.

Pathways has been gathering data on the types of animals who live here on the north end of Sandia Mt. since 2007, and with motion activated cameras since 2015.  We are adding cameras and the volunteers to check them, vet the memory cards, archive the data, and post some of the best ones (along with contributions from other local camera volunteers) to the W.O.N. website, see link above.  Contact us to join our dedicated people who are learning about our wild relatives who live here with us in New Mexico.